A flush of colour on the apples of your cheeks is all you need to lend a natural glow to your face, which is why we’re obsessed with blush. A standard accompaniment to your makeup look, blush is headlining major looks at the moment. But it’s not as simple as sweeping a hue of pink, peach, or red on the cheeks. In order to achieve an au naturel finish, you must select the right kind of blush. Don’t know how to do that? Let us show you how….
- 01. Cheek tint for busy bees
- 02. Stick blush for frequent flyers
- 03. Powder blush for oily skin beauties
- 04. Cream-based blush for glow-getters
01. Cheek tint for busy bees
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A cheek tint mimics the texture of your skin for a natural-looking finish and lends a beautiful flush of colour to your face. A double-duty product that doubles up as lipstick and blush, the Lakmé 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Colour range has beautiful shades that complement your cheeks just as well as they flatter your lips. From browns and purples to pinks and reds, this range has it all. It’s perfect for when you’re looking to achieve a no-makeup makeup look.
02. Stick blush for frequent flyers
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Instead of opting for a cream-based, powdered, or liquid-based blush, you can experiment with a blush stick. If you’re travelling all the time, and cannot quite fit a full-fledged makeup kit in your handbag, a portable stick comes in handy. Reminiscent of concealers on a stick, this type of blush endows your skin with a lot of pigment in one go.
03. Powder blush for oily skin beauties
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If you’re looking for a formula that compliments an elaborate makeup look or allows more precision, powdered blush is the way to go. This type of blush remains intact for longer periods of time. And if you have oily, acne-prone or combination skin, this formula is perfect for you. It absorbs excess oil from the surface and rewards you with a matte finish. Our current favourite is the Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos - Pink Blush. Infused with a silky, luminous formula, this duo stains your cheeks with natural-looking radiance.
04. Cream-based blush for glow-getters
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This type of blush is ideal for when you’re looking to recreate a luminous, dewy look. Since they’re moisturising in nature, they’re perfectly suited for those with dry skin types. They don’t accentuate the drier parts of your face and stay intact for longer periods. Remember that matte-based blushes will just exacerbate the dryness of your skin. They blend into your skin seamlessly, and you have control over how intense you want the colour to be.
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Written by Urvi Shah on Jan 07, 2022
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