Today is all about blusher. In any Masterclass or demo I do I always hear people say that they like blusher but that they're scared to wear it because they're never sure where to apply it!
So for this blog I wanted to give a quick rundown on blushers - my tips on how to apply correctly & some things to avoid because we all know I am OBSESSED with blush!
In creating my line of blushers for Sculpted I wanted to be sure that I had a texture and shade range that was suitable to lots of ladies - this we will come back to though!
So where do people go wrong!?
The placement. Where you put your blusher is so important. Blusher can lift your complexion and is definitely a must have makeup bag essential...even if you prefer a much more bronzed look, blusher is still something you should wear.
Wearing just foundation and bronzer can make your complexion look quite heavy and dull, so adding blush really gives your complexion that bit of colour that gives your skin a youthful, vibrant look.
And if you don't want a really rosy blusher there are so many options out there. If you'd like to find out more about the correct blush for different skin tones check out our blog on the different shades and what they can do for you here.
Here are some tips on the correct placement of blush to really lift the complexion.
You have to remember that you want your blusher to lift your face, like everything to do with contouring and highlighting, so you need to mindful of this and remember blusher is key to lifting and giving a gorgeous youthful complexion.
One of the most common pitfalls is that people will use an angled brush, which I think is lovely by the way, (I'm using the Setter from the Essentials Brush Set to apply in these images below), they place it down too low on the cheek. When that happens you're actually bringing all the focus downwards so you're actually dragging the face down doing this as below pic.
You want your blush to go into the apples of your cheeks, this is where you are at your most plump and where you want your colour to go but when you're there wing it back towards the contour that you might already have on. This will naturally elongate your face, it will draw it upwards, and make you look lighter.
If you're someone who feels you carry a lot of weight in your apples and you don't want to bring your blusher into this or so close to the nose you can bring it back slightly on the cheekbones just make sure that when you're looking straight ahead in a mirror or in a pic that you can definitely see your blusher!
Pro Tip - Don't use the same brush for blusher as you do for bronzer, you'll just end up with that mucky mixed up colour. The ideal scenario is to use two separate brushes, or if you want to use the same brush give it a quick clean in between bronzer and blush.
Also when you're looking in the mirror and you're doing that lovely, half psycho smile to yourself (you know the look I'm talking about - we've all been there!!) and you're working that circular motion into your apples almost mirroring Aunt Sally - yes you want to blend it in, but you also want to wing it back slightly - try not to focus too low, or in too much of a circular motion - bring it back along the cheekbone ever so slightly which is what I mentioned above.
There is a blusher out there for every preference. Some people really don't like that rosy look, whereas others absolutely love it. More people prefer matte, and others like a sheen but there are genuine options for everybody.
And here's a reminder of our other blog on different shades and what they can do for you here.
Thanks for reading and I hope this was helpful and will give you the bravery to wear blusher! I know I couldn't be without it!!
Lots of love,