If blush still hasn’t made it to your vanity, then maybe it’s time to evaluate your choices. From adding a pop of colour to your face to single-handedly having the power to make you look fresh and youthful, blush should be an indispensable part of every girl’s makeup kit.

But along with all the amazing things it does, if not applied correctly, a blush also has the power to completely ruin your look and give you a clownish appearance. Now that’s something you’d want to avoid, at all costs. And we will help you do just that!

With our top 5 blush application tips and tricks, being the beautiful blushing girl won’t take too much effort.

Tips to make your blush 1

  1. Always start by prepping your skin

Remember, makeup goes on a lot smoother and blends easily on skin that has been thoroughly prepped. Therefore, before applying your blush, clean your face and apply your favourite moisturiser. Once your skincare is over, go ahead apply a thin layer of a primer to smoothen out the skin surface and make the blush stay in place all day.

 

2. Be mindful about the shades you pick

2. Be mindful about the shades you pick

Blush does not come in a one-shade-suits-all packaging. Hence, just like lipstick, it is
important to find out about what shades would suit your skin tone. Using a shade

that is dark for your skin can make you look old and a lighter shade can look
unnatural.
A quick tip: If you want to find out the best shade for your skin tone, then you can do
so by pinching your cheeks. The colour that your cheeks turn when pinched, is the
colour that you should buy.

 

3. Choose the correct brush

3. Choose the correct brush

Despite prepping your skin and picking the right colour and formula, if your blush still
does not turn out to be perfect, then it is time to swap your brush. For that flawless
and natural application, it is really important to use the right kind of brush. Pick a
brush that is dense and has natural bristles to help diffuse just the right amount of
product and look extremely natural.

 

4. If you’ve applied too much, neutralize it with a sheer foundation

4. If you’ve applied too much, neutralize it with a sheer foundation

Despite our best efforts, all of us, at some point or the other, have ended up applying
too much blush. Instead of completely wiping it off and starting again, you can simply
apply a tiny amount of sheer foundation and blend it out using a wet sponge. This
will not only reduce the intensity of the colour but will also restore that rosy glow we
love so much.

 

5. Lock it in place with a tissue

5. Lock it in place with a tissue

If you end up applying a little too much blush and want to correct it, then you can blot it using a tissue. Simply place the tissue on your cheek and lightly press a makeup sponge on it to get rid of the excess. Image courtesy: Instagram