By now, we have all understood the importance of the right blush. It is the key to achieving a youthful glow. Your blush colours and undertones can make or break your entire look. And when we think of the perfect blush, the colour purple is not what comes to our minds. We typically gravitate towards the conventional pinks and corals. But what if we told you that purple is the ideal blush for you? Yes, really. The internet has declared purple a winner for being universally flattering. But that doesn’t mean you go and spend your moolah on a new blush right away. We’re listing down four ways you can give the purple blush trend a try using existing products in your makeup vanity.
01. Liquid Lipstick
Liquid lipsticks are loaded with pigment. But, applying it straight to your skin might not be the best move. Since their formula is generally matte, it could be too drying and difficult to blend on your cheeks. So, the best way to use it is by turning it into a DIY serum blush. All you need is a purple liquid lipstick like the Lakmé Absolute Matte Melt Liquid Lip Color - Purple Underground and your favourite serum. Take a tiny bit of purple lipstick on the back of your hand or a mixing tray. Add one drop of your favourite serum to it. Mix the lipstick and serum well with your finger or a spatula and apply it to your cheeks. You can blend it on your cheeks using a brush, beauty sponge or simply by gently tapping it in with your fingers.
02. Purple Eyeshadow
If you have an eyeshadow palette with a purple shade in it, try using that as a blush. You can use matte purple eyeshadow as well as shimmery eyeshadow for this look. Using your blush brush, pick a sufficient amount of purple eyeshadow on it. If your eyeshadow pan is small, pinch the bristles of your brush to fit in it. Start by tapping the product onto your cheeks and blend it in circular motions. Keep blending it across your cheek and towards your temple till you’re happy with the colour.
03. Creme Lipstick
Satin or cremé lipsticks make the best cream blushers. They add a gorgeous glow to the face and don’t feel heavy on your skin. Using lipstick as a cream blush is also a great way to create a well-put-together monochromatic look. You can dot your lipstick straight on your cheeks and blend it using a brush, beauty sponge or your fingertips Or you can pick the product on your preferred applicator and apply it with that so you don’t end up packing excess pigment on your cheeks.
04. Purple Lip Balm
This one is perfect for the no-makeup makeup days. All you need is a tinted lip balm that is purple in colour. This adds a dewy glow to the skin and gives you that lit-from-within glow. This is also the ideal hack for Insta-worthy snaps as the glow it adds to the skin is unreal. Swipe on your purple lip balm across your cheek and blend using a tapping motion. If you’re wearing this with no makeup underneath, you can swipe and blend. But if you have makeup under the lip balm aka blush, tap and blend as it could break your makeup apart