When we’re rushing out the door but still want to give our face a quick pick-me-up, a hint of colour is usually the answer. Eyeliner needs patience and precision and lip colour requires some trial and error, which is what makes blush so perfect! Put too much and it’ll look clownish, put too little and it won’t be visible! So if you’re wondering about how to apply blush just right even when you’re in a tearing hurry, here are a few tips …
applying a shade of blush

Mistake 1: Applying a shade of blush that looks good in the pan

What you should do – Avert disaster by testing your blush before purchasing it to ensure it matches your skin tone.

Here’s how to choose the right shade of blush

On fair and wheatish skin, pick baby pinks and delicate corals like the Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Colour in Blush Velvet.

On medium-toned skin that is caramel or olive, choose from mauves and peaches like the Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Colour in Pink Plush.

On dusky and dark skin, pick a blush that is purple, maroon or warm brown, similar to the Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Colour in Burgundy Lush.

dotting blush on the apples of your cheeks

Mistake 2: Dotting blush only on the apples of your cheeks

What you should do – Apply blush based on your face shape.

It’s true—one technique and direction of applying blush doesn’t suit everyone.

While blush will certainly highlight certain features and soften the appearance of your face, you definitely need to follow our complete guide to doing it right.

dusting blush on your face

Mistake 3: Dusting blush on your face

This smack-and-go approach might seem the quickest but it isn’t the most effective. Your blush will be improperly applied, barely visible and there’ll be ample of fall-out on your face.

What you should do Dab and blend

To apply blush the correct way, start by dabbing it on your cheeks to leave some pigment on the skin. Then, using a round fluffy brush, blend the pigment outwards (i.e. towards the upper cheekbones)to ensure that there are no visible edges.

Image Credits: NY Mag, The Fashion Spot