Gone are the days when women stuck to one color of blush in the family of pinks and peaches. Nowadays, blush comes in a whole new variety of colors and different formulations.
With all of the clever formulas, such as traditional powder, a cream texture, a modern liquid or a gel finish, you can use the exact type that complements your skin type.
Here’s how you do it.
Skin Type: All Skin Types
Blush Formulation: LIQUID CHEEK STAINS
Reason: They’re excellent for all skin types and face shapes, as you can use a little to achieve a natural flush of color, or layer to build up the shading to an intense hue that will last all through the day.
How to apply: They work best on bare cheeks and need to be applied quickly to avoid mistakes. Apply powder blusher over cheek stains for ultimate staying powder.
Skin Type: Dry or Combination Skin
Blush Formulation: CREAM
Reason: Cream blusher is the best if you have dry to combination skin as there’s no powder to sit on your dry patches. Also, the texture helps your skin maintain a natural , luminous glow.
How to apply: It’s easy to apply on bare skin or over foundation. If you have a round face don’t shade apples of your cheek instead apply it on your cheekbones, slanting towards your temples.
Skin Type: Oily Skin
Blush Formulation: POWDER
Reason: It’s classic, and perfect for achieving dense color coverage. It’s the best texture for contouring your cheekbones, and is ideal for oily skin as it lies well on your skin’s surface and reduces shine.
How to apply: Sweep on to your cheeks in a croissant shape for a natural looking flush.
Skin Type: Mature Skin
Blush Formulation: GEL OR MOUSSE
Reason: Mousse and gel formulas are great for mature skins and if you want a subtle result. They can be worn alone on bare skin or layered over foundation, before powder, and are less fiddy to use than liquid stains. All mousse formulas offer pretty velvety finish and are really smooth to apply.
How to apply: When putting on gel or mousse blusher, tap it gently on to your cheeks and blend upwards and outwards with your fingertips. But don’t apply it on top of your make-up as you will not be able to blend it.