Updated: Jan 12
One common mistake I see all the time. almost everyone applies cheek color incorrectly. Often, its taken too literally; people have said how you should apply it directly to the apples of the cheeks. This is true and false. Let me explain. Applying while smiling, can make the blush too "low" when not smiling. Try the experiment with these steps.
Creme or Liquid Blush
Nylon Foundation Brush
1.Blush is best after you’ve applied under eye concealer. Smiling in the mirror- locate where the apples of your cheeks are, smiling and not smiling. Grab your favorite cream blush- I love this classic balmy cream Stila Convertible Lip & Cheek Color in Peony (Brownish Pink) $25
2. Using your favorite foundation brush or large synthetic (some are called nylon or vegan) blush brush, take a few swipes of color of the product. Use the back of your hand as your palette to remove some excess.
Apply blush on one side of the face smiling, and the other cheek not smiling, Which side is higher?
Not smiling, locate the the very front of the cheekbone just under the orbital bone of your eye.
4. Dust to set the blush with your favorite translucent powder. Currently, I am obsessing over BECCA Loose Powder Refresh & Set $39 it feels damp to the touch and melts into skin while setting the makeup and curing shine without the powdery look of traditional powders.
If your skin tends to “eat up” blush or fade throughout the day, try layering a cream blush under a powder blush. Some of my favorite waterproof liquid blushes are by ELLIS FAAS IN S301 & S302.
Multi-tasking products are great when you can use them for cheeks, lips and even eye color!
For fine lines or large pores, avoid any shimmer in your blush.
To create a "bonne mine" inner glow effect, use a eye balm around eyes instead of a shimmering highlighter. Stay tuned for LUCKYCATBEAUTY Eye Balm gel cream coming soon!!
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