Ever ended up with splotchy looking blush? Me too. A little digging and I discovered two things that could be causing your blush to look patchy and streaky (A) expired product and (B) your application technique.
First things first, start by checking the expiry date on your blush packaging. If it has passed the expiry date, toss it out and get a new one. But if it hasn’t, scroll down to take a look at our step-by-guide that’ll ensure your blush never looks splotchy again.
Exfoliate your skin
If your skin texture is uneven, you will never get a smooth base which is essential for smooth makeup application. Getting rid of dry and flaky skin from the surface is important before starting with makeup application. Therefore, spend a few minutes twice a week to scrub off dead skin cells using the St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Face Scrub. It will remove the dead skin cells and dirt that could hamper your makeup application.
Moisturise and prime
The next step is to moisturise your skin using a moisturiser that is suitable for your skin type. Allow your skin to absorb it completely before moving on to the next step. Applying primer is one step between skincare and makeup that should never be skipped. Apply a tiny amount of the Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Primer, it smoothens fine lines, uneven texture and gives the perfect canvas for makeup application.
Use a clean brush
Picking the right application tool also plays a vital role. A tapered or angled brush will give you flawless application. However, make sure your brush is clean in order to get that smooth finish. Make sure to wash your makeup brushes every two weeks to keep bacteria at bay.
Pick the perfect product
Selecting the right formula is really important when it comes to makeup. There’s a reason why makeup products are available in so many different textures. Applying powder blush on dry skin will only make it look splotchy, opt for cream or liquid formula that will blend easily.
Last but not the least, blending technique will also determine how your blush looks at the end. So, after applying the right blush formula, pick the right tool to blend it out. Brush works well for powder application, whereas makeup sponge can be used to apply liquid or cream blush.