When asked about the most common makeup mistake women make, the answer usually is asymmetric eyeliner or imperfect cat eyes. But did you know that blush is also an equally tricky business if not more?
Wearing blush can take your look several notches higher, but wearing the wrong kind of blush can absolutely break your look, giving you a clownish appearance. To help you avoid this and look perfect each time, we have listed down some blush mistakes you could be committing.
- Choosing the wrong colour
- Wearing too much
- Picking the wrong blush type
- Using the wrong blush brush
- Not taking your face shape into account
Choosing the wrong colour
Picking the wrong shade for your skin type is a recipe for disaster. Never pick a shade simply because you think it looks stunning because it is really important for the colour to match your skin tone. Additionally, for people with large pores and/or blemishes, avoid using a shimmery blush as this accentuates the flaws on your face.
Wearing too much
Applying a little too much blush is one of the biggest mistakes you could be making. After applying your blush, always check it under a bright light to see where you stand. If you think you have applied too much, simply smooth it out using a clean makeup sponge to lighten the effect.
Picking the wrong blush type
Although blushes come in different textures, not all of them will look good on your skin tone. People with normal skin, use a powder blush works the best, but if you have dry skin, it would be best to use a cream blush.
Using the wrong blush brush
For a flawless application, always use the right tools. This will help you pick up the right amount of product and spread it evenly for the even toned application.
Not taking your face shape into account
Like contouring, blush is a great way to balance out your features and give you the kind of definition you need. There it is important to apply blush strategically according to your face shape for best results.