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
 

Choosing the wrong colour

The fastest way to ensure a bad blush day is to select the wrong hue for your skin tone. Like with your lipstick, you don’t pick a blush colour simply because it catches your eye. It’s important to pick a blush that suits your skin tone and texture. If you have large pores or blemishes, for example, a blush with shimmer or glitter may draw attention to unevenness. In these cases, a matte blush could be a better option.

Wearing too much
 

Wearing too much

While there a number of blush mistakes you can commit, the most flagrant one is wearing a little too much. But fortunately, good lighting and clean tools are the cure to this blush blunder. Take a look at your makeup in natural light before you leave and if it looks too heavy just smooth it out.

Picking the wrong blush type
 

Picking the wrong blush type

While blushes come in various textures - from traditional powders to liquids, gels, stains, sticks, and even creams - not every kind works well for everyone. For normal or oily skin, using 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
 

Using the wrong blush brush

One of the major mistakes many of us tend to make is mixing up powder and blush brushes. Using the right blush brush is essential to achieving a flawless look and mistaking a powder brush for a blush brush can make blush spread unevenly on your face, which is something you should always try to avoid.

Not taking your face shape into account
 

Not taking your face shape into account

Like contouring, blush helps to balance out your facial features. If you have a square or heart-shaped face, concentrate the colour on the apples of your cheeks. If your face is longer or oval, you can swipe blush along the tops of cheekbones. And women with a round face shape should focus the blush on the side of cheeks rather than right on the apples.