If you're new to blushes, stick to colors you usually put on your face: shades closer to your base color or the ones that stand out ever so slightly. If you have pale skin, for instance, apply some sheer peach blush or a dark nude beige with a brush on the apples of your cheeks. You can also highlight your cheeks with simple sweeping motions for a flushed look.
We can't get over how easy it is to use blush to make your face pop, especially on mornings that require an extra-large mug of caffeine. Keep your base simple and roll a cream blush stick along your cheekbones in a light, circular motion. You can then use a brush to blend it along your jaw for a more seamless, post-workout sort of glow.
If you want focused and intense highlights, spend some time figuring out which part of your face you want to accentuate. Choose colors in deeper palettes for some low-key highlights and dab it along the apples of your cheek. Keeping the color concentrated around your lower cheeks will make your cheekbones pop.
If you're sick of the plain old swipe of pink, go for the draping technique. It frames the sides of your face in a way that accentuates your eyes. Simply take a medium fluffy brush and start applying the color from your temples and work your way down to your apples. You can also add in a hint of bronzer.
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If you’re shying away from making blush a part of your daily beauty regimen, you’re missing out on something major. Like your contour kit and eyeshadow, blush can be manipulated to achieve any effect you want. It also helps you out when you need maximum results in minimal time.
If you’re not a contour person and still want to play up your facial features, opt for blush instead of highlighter. It’s ideal for daytime as it gives you a natural flush — cream blushes especially can add an incredible glow to your skin. They also hide sallowness and make your base look fresh.
There are many non-basic ways to apply blush to make the most of your makeup kit. Here are four easy blush hacks that will transform your makeup game.
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