Blush is perhaps the easiest way to add some life to a dull and tired looking face. From improving your face shape to enhancing your cheekbones, blush will easily transform your makeup game. If blush has been missing from your regular makeup routine for the fear of looking like a clown, then believe us, you’re not alone.

Read on for everything you need to know to achieve a flawless blush application to fake that glow...

Step 01: Prep the skin
 

Step 01: Prep the skin

Apart from the usual CTM routine (that you obviously can’t skip), it is important that you use a primer before wearing any makeup. A primer gives your skin a smooth texture by covering the pores, wrinkles and fine lines. This will further make the blush go on smoother for a natural appearance.

We recommend: Lakmé Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer

Step 02: Pick the right shade
 

Step 02: Pick the right shade

For your blush to look absolutely natural, it is important that you pick a shade that is the closest to your skin tone. Women with fair skin tone should opt for peach and pink shades. Those with medium skin tones should ideally pick brighter shades with warm undertones such as apricot pink for a natural, glowy finish. And, women with deep skin tones should go for bright apricot or cranberry for an ethereal glow.

Step 03: Pick a cream blush over powder
 

Step 03: Pick a cream blush over powder

Cream formulas give your skin an extremely natural finish. Cream blushes are perfect to give your face a healthy flush of colour, light up your features and look absolutely natural. Additionally, cream blushes are extremely easy to apply and work with all skin types (yes, oily skin too).

Step 04: Use your fingers instead of a brush
 

Step 04: Use your fingers instead of a brush

The warmth of your fingers will help the cream blush blend right into your skin and help fake that healthy flush. Fingers are great because they help you exercise total control and apply the product without any streaks or harsh edges.    

We recommend: Lakmé Kareena Kapoor Khan Absolute Cheek Contour

Step 05: Stick to the right spots
 

Step 05: Stick to the right spots

If you want your blush application to look natural, it is important that you apply the product to the right places. Apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend the product lightly up into your temples. But ensure that most of the colour remains on the apples.