Beauty Fear: Blush

We break down the basics

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When properly executed, blush wields immeasurable beauty power. It has the ability to lift, sculpt, brighten and gorgeously accent the face. However, when improperly applied, visions of a cherry-cheeked Bozo come to mind. Conquer your fear of blush and follow our guideline on appropriate blusher for your skin type and proper cheek-color placement to ensure picture perfect application every time!


Know Your Type

Dry/ Mature Skin

Cream, liquid, and gel based blush offer maximum hydration and add a soft, flattering touch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oily/ Acne Prone Skin

Oil absorbing powder blush keeps oil skin balanced.

Normal Skin

Almost any blush formula will do. Normal skin types may choose to opt for shine controlling powder in summer and a dewy cream based blush in winter.

Product Placement – Location, location, location!

Long Face

Balance the length of an elongated face with blush placement in soft horizontal strokes across the apples of cheeks

 

Oval Face

Sculpt an oval face by starting high on the cheeks and sweep toward temples. Make sure to blend, blend, blend for a soft finish.

Round Face

Follow the direction of cheekbones and apply blush in a 45-degree angle. This technique brings definition to a round face.

Square Face

To soften a chiseled face, smile and lightly apply blush to the apples of cheeks. This gives a square jaw line a delicate focus.

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