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.
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.
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