Blush will help to add freshness to makeup or emphasize facial features. But it is worth remembering: this is the most “capricious” beauty product: a little more than necessary, and the makeup is ruined. Incorrect shading or application not according to the type of face will also play a cruel joke - it will highlight flaws.
The article will tell you how to properly apply blush, focusing on the shape of the face and their appearance. How to choose their shade, taking into account skin tone, hair color.
The key point in the technique of applying blush is the shape of the face. The following are distinguished:
- A round face is one whose width and height are almost the same, the cheekbones are not clearly expressed, unlike the cheeks.
- Oval face - the chin is slightly narrower than the forehead, the cheekbones are slightly protruding. Such a face is considered the most harmonious.
- Square face - the width of the cheeks and cheekbones is approximately equal to the width of the forehead, the chin looks "heavy".
- Triangular face - the forehead is much wider than the chin.
Ways to apply blush on a round face
A round face needs to be visually lengthened, the emphasis should be shifted from the cheeks. For this, there are severalways to properly apply blush.
The first way is to apply a coloring agent to the "apples" and blend them up to the cheekbones.
The second option is to highlight the lower part of the cheeks, making the face more proportional. For convenience, you need to retract your cheeks. Blush is applied to their cavities and shaded towards the temples. The most striking accent should remain the lower part of the cheeks.
In order to visually make the face thinner, you can use two blushes that are close in shade.
A light shade is applied to the "apples", a dark one - to the hollows of the cheeks. A little darker blush can be blended from the temples up to the hairline.
Oval face blush technique
Makeup artists and photographers consider the oval face to be ideal. Its shape, as a rule, does not require correction with blush or highlighter. However, there are several options for how to apply blush on an oval face.
First, the easiest is to emphasize the “apples” of the cheeks with cosmetics. You need to smile and apply blush on the resulting bulges, blend them to the temples.
In order to emphasize the cheekbones, the following method will do. Blush is applied directly to them, it is better to draw in the cheeks for convenience. The product is blended along the line from the earlobe to the corner of the mouth.
If an oval face seems somewhat elongated, then it is worth emphasizing the cheekbones and visually reducing the chin. This will require two closeblush tone color, one slightly darker than the other.
A light shade is applied to the "apples" and shade it to the temples.
A little darker blush is applied to the forehead and chin.
The same shade accentuates the cheekbones, blending towards the earlobe.
How to correct the shape of a square face with blush?
Owners of a square face need to soften the sharp features of the face, visually narrow it. To do this, there are several techniques for applying blush.
The first option is to apply the product just below the middle of the cheek, blending at an angle to the cheekbones.
The second option - the paint is applied to the "corners" of the forehead and shaded to the hairline. A little blush is applied to the lower jaw, to the most protruding places, also to the cheeks, while shading from the chin to the temples.
The main thing in applying a coloring product on a square face is to blend it in an upward direction.
The third option for applying blush for a square face is on the “apples” of the cheeks. It is important to apply them in a circular motion. This will emphasize the cheeks and smooth out the angular features.
Narrow a square face with two shades of product (one slightly darker than the other).
A darker tone of blush is applied to the cheekbones and chin to soften features.
On the "apples" - light shades that blend to the chin.
A wide face requires blush on the cheek and shading towards the ear.
Triangular face makeup usingblush
A smooth transition from a wide to a narrower part of the face will visually make a triangular face more harmonious.
The product is applied in the following ways.
First - blush from the middle of the cheek is shaded along the cheekbone towards the ear. Thus, the wide part of the face is visually narrowed. If necessary, a slightly darker shade of blush is applied to the chin.
The second method allows you to correct the shape of a triangular face - apply blush on the forehead and cheekbones, on the most protruding parts.
Another option on how to apply blush correctly is to emphasize the upper part of the cheekbone, shading them towards the temples.
How to highlight cheekbones?
In order to emphasize the cheekbones with blush, you will need a shade slightly darker than the usual one.
- Step 1. Apply foundation and powder to the face if you plan to use a dry version of the product.
- Step 2. Pull in your cheeks, apply blush over the resulting cavity, blend towards the temples.
- Step 3. Apply blush according to the type of face in the usual shade.
- Step 4. Apply highlighter to the top of the cheekbone. It needs to be blended well so that there is no obvious transition from it to blush.
How to choose the color of the product?
When choosing a blush color, the first thing you need to focus on is skin tone and color type.
For girls with very fair skin, a peach, peach-beige or muted face blush is suitablepink.
Coral, amber, pink-peach options look good on light skin with a warm tone.
Owners of skin of cold tones should opt for berry or plum shades.
On dark and tanned skin, blush of light pink, orange, terracotta, bronze colors looks advantageous.
When choosing a product, blondes should look at shades of muted tones, apricot, pale peach.
For fair-haired girls, the following tones of blush are suitable - beige, light brown.
Brunettes - bronze, pink, brown.
If it is difficult to choose the color of the product, it is worth remembering that the peach tone is universal and suits everyone.
For a harmonious make-up, a combination of blush and lipstick tone is important.
Varieties of funds
Depending on the texture, blush is divided into dry, cream, liquid.
The most common and familiar type of product is dry. They can be:
- Pressed. They are easy to apply and suit all skin types. Among pressed blushes, you can easily find products with a matte or satin finish or with a slight shimmer.
- Baked will create a light natural blush. They contain less talc and color pigments, so they lie on the skin with a translucent veil. You can distinguish baked face blush from pressed blush by appearance. Their characteristic feature is thin shining streaks.
- Crushed. Another convenient anduniversal product. It is perfect for girls with oily and combination skin because of the good matting effect. Loose blush is available in different finishes: matte, satin, glitter.
Cream blush also comes in different forms.
- Cream blush contains oils and moisturizing ingredients. They are ideal for owners of dry skin, suitable for women with mature skin. These options can be used instead of lip gloss.
- Mousse blush - light and weightless. With their help, it is easy to create nude makeup.
- Blush stick. With their help, it is easy not only to give the face a blush, but also to sculpt the face.
- New among beauty products - blush-cushion. They are not difficult to use, and thanks to their composition, they also care for the skin.
Liquid, or blush in the form of a tint. This type of cosmetic product does not contain oils and is suitable for normal to oily skin. It is important to know how to properly apply this type of blush. They are tricky to use. They need to be quickly shaded, as they freeze on the skin almost instantly. If you apply too much product on the face, then instead of a gentle blush, it is easy to get sloppy streaks. The advantage of liquid options is high durability and versatility, they can be used to paint lips.
How and how to apply blush depending on the type?
Compact (pressed, baked) varieties are best applied with a fluffy natural bristle brush.
Blush balls blend perfectly flatfan-shaped natural bristle brush. You can use the powder puff that comes with the cosmetic product.
The stick blush is easy to use: a small imprint on the apple of the cheek is blended with a sponge or fingers.
For loose blush, the application brush should be a medium domed natural bristle brush.
Cream options are applied with fingertips.
Synthetic brush with a bevelled edge suitable for applying liquid product varieties. They can also be applied with a sponge.
Depending on the shape of the brush, you can achieve a different effect when applying blush.
Brushes for application should be made of natural pile, with the exception of liquid blush (tint).
Small domed brush for subtle transitions, suitable for soft daytime makeup.
Fluffy brush with a beveled edge for quick and easy application of blush for a "scattered" effect.
A short, dense brush with a large diameter will help to make a bright accent on the cheeks or blend several shades of the product. This brush is perfect for bold experiments and artistic makeup.
It is important that the texture of the blush matches the texture of the foundation. Therefore, before using dry, you need to powder.
The product should also be applied to the sides of the forehead, nose (middle), chin, neck, so that the makeup is more harmonious.
You can remove excess product with a cosmetic sponge or by applying a regular papernapkin.
Shimmer blush is not suitable for problematic skin, as it emphasizes imperfections.
With the help of the tool we are considering, you can emphasize the color of the eyes. A little blush applied under the eyebrow will make the look more expressive. Brown and green eyes will emphasize peach options, and cool pink shades will emphasize blue.
Achieve a natural tan by mixing blush and a small amount of bronzer.
Blush helps create a fresh make-up, correct the shape of the face. Knowing how to apply them correctly is the key to a flawless look.