Is your face looking dull and gloomy? Add a little blush to restore your youthful and natural glow and make your cheeks look rosy.
As you must know, blush or rouge is a popular cosmetic product that gains its name from the term “blushing.” It gives your face a natural glow, making it look healthy and full of life. Typically, blushes are available in red and pink shades, but you can also find them in brown and orange tones.
In today’s article, we’ll discuss different types of blushes and how to apply them correctly to make your skin glow.
Different Types Of Blush
1. Cream Blush
As you’ve probably guessed from the name, a cream blush is a cream and is available in different types, including tubes, pans, or sticks. You can purchase cream blushes as individual shades or as a whole blush palette.
The best way to apply cream blush is by using a sponge or fingers. You can also use a foundation brush to wear the blush. Since it’s a cream product, it can dry down pretty quickly. Some blush formulas might dry faster than others, so make sure you blend the cream blush properly into your skin.
2. Powder Blush
Pressed powder blushes are the most popular blushes, but you can also find loose powder blushes. You should always apply powdered blushes using a fluffy brush; use an angled or round makeup brush. This way, it becomes easier to disperse the translucent powder blush over your cheeks. These are available in single shades and brush palettes.
Powder Vs. Cream Blushes: Which One To Wear?
You should wear a cream blush if you have mature skin and prefer a dewy glow or a natural flush. It’s also a good choice if you prefer applying blush using stippling makeup brushes or fingers.
Furthermore, if you use several cream products, applying a cream blush will look much more cohesive on your face compared to a powder blush. Plus, you have ample time in your hand to blend the blush perfectly; cream blushes can be an excellent choice.
In contrast, powder blushes are much easier to apply because you can quickly swipe the color on your cheeks using a fluffy makeup brush. Powder blush is also a much better choice if you have oily skin and want to add a slight sheen or shimmery flush to your cheeks.
Shimmer Vs. Matte Blushes
Depending on the styles and finishes of blush, you get two options – shimmer and matte. Shimmer blushes come with shimmer formulas ranging between slight sheen and full glitter to make your cheeks appear sparkly and shiny. In contrast, matte blushes don’t come with shine, glitter, or shimmer and are just flat colors.
Matte blushes usually work for everyone and are ideal for day-to-day use. If you want to add a little shimmer, you can always use a highlighter over a matte blush. On the other hand, a shimmery blush can look gorgeous if applied correctly. However, if your blush has excessive shimmer, it can make your face look too greasy and oily.
How To Pick The Perfect Blush?
1. Light Or Fair Skin Tone
While choosing the right blush, always make sure it is slightly darker compared to your natural skin complexion, almost leaning towards warm undertones. If you have a fair skin tone, bubblegum pink, pale pink, lilac, or peachy tones can be ideal. These light shades will add a natural flush to your face without making it look overly red.
2. Medium And Olive Skin Tones
Choose deeper peachy, mauve, apricot or orange, soft brown, or raspberry shades for wearing blush on medium skin tones. Lighter pink shades might make your face ashy, so try orange or rich pink shades, which are darker than your natural skin tone. You can try wearing bright shades of punchier pinks and warmer undertones for olive or golden skin tones.
3. Deep Skin Tones
Warm browns, berries, bright oranges, or reds can be the perfect shade for darker skin tones. Pink blushes with a light shimmer can also look stunning if you have a deep complexion. Standard matte blushes with warm tones of red, berry, and bright orange shades will also suit a deep skin tone.
How To Find The Best Blush Formula?
1. For Oily Skin
Powder blushes work well on an oily skin type and can last long, offering a dewy glow. Apply a slight blush and blend it carefully before adding more blush. Once it sets, it isn’t easy to blend it out.
2. For Normal Skin
Creamy blush formulas are ideal for normal or combination skin types and have long-lasting power. Usually, a cream blush suits most skin types and is available in a wide range of colors, offering your face a youthful and natural look.
3. For Dry Skin
Cream blushes are also great for people with dry skin because they can help to keep the skin moisturized and hydrated. You can apply and blend them over your cheeks and cheekbones to get a beautiful glow.
How To Apply Blush Correctly?
No matter which type of blush you use, start applying blush in small amounts using a brush, a sponge, or your fingers. You can always add more blush later, but removing excess blush is difficult once it sets in your skin.
Apply the blush on the apples of your cheeks, blend out and move up towards your temple. Remember, your face shape will determine how you blend out the blush. For instance, it’s best for people with square-shaped faces to apply long and light motions to sweep the blush across their cheekbones and start low while moving upwards gradually.
Although some people think wearing a blush may look silly, that’s far from the truth if you have the right color and know how to apply it correctly. Using a blusher can be excellent for highlighting your facial features while restoring your skin’s natural and healthy glow.
That said, be careful not to choose the wrong color, and always consider your skin tone before picking the right blush shade. Also, remember the points mentioned above while applying the blush, and you’ll be good to go. Take care and stay beautiful!