How to Apply Mineral Blush
STEP ONE: PREPARATION
Find a blush that matches your natural coloring. Select a color that will accent your existing best facial features and that won’t stand out too much. If you’re pale, try soft pink or coral. Brighter reds look better on bronzed brown skin tones.
TIP: To select the right color of blush, make a fist for about 10 seconds. The resulting color on your fingers is the color that you want to match.
Also buy quality brushes. Get a brush specifically for blush. Powder puffs don’t work.
STEP TWO: APPLICATION
Apply your blush after you have put on all the rest of your makeup. When using powder blush, such as Timeout4me’s blush, sweep a medium-sized brush through the blush and then tap it to remove any excess. Start with a little; add more if needed.
Do a fish face and apply the blush. This helps you find the apple of your cheeks. Don’t smile—this brings your cheeks up. The apples are the round rises where you naturally flush. Apply the blush to the center of the apple on one side of your face, blending the color along your cheekbone.
Make strokes with the brush from your cheeks near your nose to the side of your face near your ears. Avoid diagonal lines—they don’t appear natural.
TIP: For a more youthful look, make sure to apply the blush on each side no lower than your nostril and no closer to your nose than your pupil.
Tame an overdose of blush with powder.
Repeat steps on the other cheek, matching placement.
Dust your face with translucent powder to set your look—unless you are using mineral foundation as your base. It’s not needed in that case.
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Posted on Tue, January 14, 2014
by Druann Bauer filed under