Blushing Beauty

Hello Lovlies! 

Ok so this post is going to be about one of my favourite pieces of makeup... BLUSH! Everyone who knows me knows I can't live without my blush, bronzer and liquid liner - those are my three must haves.  Blush is so fun and I think that's partly why I love it.  So many colour options and different ways to apply it.  I am going to touch on a few things, blush application, blush colour and easy blush corrections. 

Blush Application

I am not one to say there are certain rules you must follow when it comes to makeup.  I believe it to be an expression of art and creativity or just an expression of how you are feeling that day.  Every makeup artist has their own ways of doing things and I respect all of them. So when it comes to blush application for me personally I apply it on the apples of my cheeks and drag it up towards my hair line. Though the majority of the colour is focused on the apple.  Some people say that if you have a round face (which I do) then you should focus your application away from the apples as it might make your face look rounder.  To counteract this I apply some deep bronzer for a contour in the hollow of my cheekbone.  I just love the look of a rosy cheek and I think it's a good look for just about everyone! The basic rules of blush application are (according to Makeup For Ever)... 

My tip for blush application is just to listen to your face.  That is how I go about applying blush on everyone I do.  Take a look at your face and look for your favourite part of your cheek (the cute scoochie part) and toss some blush colour on there! (just above it apply a highlight) Here are some fun different ways to try applying your blush... 

Blush Colour

Choosing a blush colour can be so fun! For the most part, if applied correctly (by that I mean not to much not to little) I believe everyone can wear most blush hues. When I'm picking out a blush for someone I tend to feel out their colouring.  If a person as red hair and warmer tones, hazel eyes and a sort of orange-ness about them I usually go for a pinky apricot colour.  Not a full on peach but a peach with a pink undertone.  Someone with dark hair but a really porcelain complexion I tend to go for cool frosty pale pinks. Olive skins I find can do pretty much any colour but I tend to grab a deeper toned bricky pink blush. Blonde hair blue eyes - pretty pale pink blush looks stunning.  Tanned/dark skin looks amazing with a brighter colour whether it be pink, peach or red.  For a very very deep complexion I like to go for either super bright colours, deep purples or metallic golds. For paler skins a very soft pale brown blush looks super chic. These are just some combo's that I tend to go for but the options are endless.  To achieve your perfect blush tone try a cream blush of a certain colour you'd like to mix and then finish off with a powder blush of a different shade you love.  Here are some beautiful blush looks to emulate... 

Blush Correction 

*Quick Tip* Always apply little bits at a time - easier to add more then take away... but if you have added too much and don't want to take your whole face off, use a powder foundation and lightly brush some on over your blush until you have toned it back down to the shade you want. 

My Favourites  

My fav blushes right now are Mata Hari by Nars...

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Blissful by Tarte... 

Quickie by Urban Decay in the Afterglow glide on Cheek Tints