CHOOSING THE RIGHT BLUSH: HOW TO DO IT
IT CAN BE A CHALLENGE TO FIND A GOOD BLUSH TO SUIT YOUR SKIN AND NEEDS. THE RIGHT BLUSH FOR YOU IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR MAKE-UP, AS IT CAN CREATE A FRESH LOOK AND HIGHLIGHT THE BONE STRUCTURE ON YOUR FACE. OUR EXPERTS WILL BE HAPPY TO ADVISE YOU.
Why use blush?A blush creates a beautiful and healthy glow on the cheeks and/or cheekbones. This creates a fresh look, as if you have just taken a good walk along the beach or in the woods. Today, many of our blushes have nourishing ingredients, giving the skin a silky finish. Because there are so many different brands, textures and colours of blush, in this blog we will tell you how to make your choice.
A nice blush to match your complexionChoosing a suitable blush starts with the season you are in. In summer you tend to be more bronzed, and a warm blush with, for example, a coral or peachy undertone will suffice. You can also opt for a bright, fuchsia colour to make a statement. In autumn, you might go for more muted colours or a nice plum or burgundy shade. Take a good look at the undertone of your skin: do you have a cool tone and silver looks good on you, or are you a warm type who prefers gold? This information will also help you select a good blush.
Which blush texture suits me?When choosing a blush, take a look at your skin type. If you have a more oily skin, it may be nicer to select a blush in powder form. This type of blush runs out less quickly. Dry or normal skin is very nice with a cream blush, which often comes in stick form. You can apply these very nicely by dabbing with your fingertips for a natural effect, but also fine with the right blush brush.
How do I use a blush?You can apply blush in different ways. It is best to look at your face shape and bone structure before applying your make-up. If you have a rounder face or more volume in the cheeks, it is better to apply the blush along the sides near the cheekbones. You can then blend it out slightly under the eyes.
If you want a bit more volume, apply the blush to the bulge of the cheeks. You can do this by smiling in the mirror. Take a blush brush and apply the residue along the hairline and subtly on the bridge of the nose for a radiant look.
Must-have blushes for every make-up loverAt Skins, you will find some iconic blushes that are unmissable in your daily maquillage. Our trainer Nienke gives her personal tips: 'Personally, I swear by RMS Beauty's Re Dimension Hydra Powder Blush, which gives the skin a gorgeous, three-dimensional effect. An all-time favourite is NARS' peachy-pink Orgasm blush, which is designed to look great on almost any skin tone. Westman Atelier is also a personal favourite of mine, especially the Baby Cheek Blush that comes in a handy cream texture, making it easy to apply.
Besides these new iconics, Laura Mercier's blush range is a must for your make-up collection. Laura Mercier's Colour Infusion Blush is available in an extensive colour palette, and has a soft powder texture that provides intense colour - buildable as desired. RMS Beauty's Lip2Cheek is a handy, multi-purpose product that can be applied to both lips and cheeks. Ideal on the go or for a quick touch-up during the day.