I don’t want to look like Aunt Sally!

I used to hear this all the time “don’t make me look like aunt Sally!” Well guess what love, I won’t. Haha.

I think out of many makeup products, blusher is one that tends to worry most people. What sort of colour?

Where to put it? What if I already have high colour in my cheeks?

Well, hopefully I can help you.

Lets start with the placement. Technically blusher always starts on the apples of your cheeks.

Round face: blend from the apples and along the cheekbone outwards to avoid making your face look rounder.

Slim or long face: avoid just using the blusher on the cheekbones and blending upwards as this will just hollow out the face more. Instead use on the apples of the cheeks and blend slightly out towards the ears to create the illusion of more width in your face.

For a slighly squarer face, use a slightly brighter colour to the apples to brighten, whilst maybe using a slightly more natural blusher or bronzer on the cheekbones to soften.

If you have an oval shaped face, just the apples of the cheek blending out to the hairline is ideal.

CHOOSING A COLOUR – here’s an idea.

Fair skin – pink, peach, nude/beige

medium – mauve, pinks, berries. Apricots

olive – orangey peaches, bronzes, rosy pinks.

Dark skin – Plum, Burgundy, oranges/tangerines

If you are someone who suffers from high colour, use a tinted moisturiser or a colour corrector powder/cream and blend a peach toned blusher over, peach is one of the most universally flattering shades.

CREAM VS POWDER?

 CREAM vs. POWDER

CREAM vs. POWDER

It’s completely upto you whether you use a cream or powder! I personally tend to find cream looks and melts into the skin nicely creating a slightly dewy finish. It’s great if you worry about over applying aswell as you can blend it out easily with fingers or a foundation brush. Also looks nice on bare skin.

 CREAM

CREAM

 CREAM - LADYBLUSH

CREAM - LADYBLUSH

A powder comes in different finishes, for example can be shimmery or matte … Tends to apply a lot better over makeup giving it a smoother application. Always should be applied with a soft fluffy brush!!

 POWDER

POWDER

 POWDER - BUFF

POWDER - BUFF

…One last thing, when I apply a blusher, I tend to then use a lipstick of a similar undertone or colour as the blush to pull the look together! Otherwise it can look a little mismatched.

I hope this helps everyone?