How to wear blush: a step-by-step guide for an expert finish



A highly pigmented liquid blush will bring a flush of natural-looking colour to all skin tone. The liquid blush is suitable for all skin types, from the oiliest to the driest. This type of blush is brilliant for all-day wear, as it doesn’t slip, slide or fuse into your other makeup as many cream or powder blushes can do, say net-a-porter beauty experts.

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Surratt Beauty transforms its coveted ‘Artistique’ powder blush into a highly pigmented, long-lasting liquid formula that creates a rosy, natural-looking glow. The innovative twist-up tube allows you to apply the product directly from the sponge applicator, which is inspired by a bingo dauber. Nars Liquid Blush – Orgasm is infused with moisturizing Monoi and Tamanu oils and shimmering gold particles for a fresh, dewy glow. The texture is very light so you don’t have to worry if you accidentally apply too much. It’s sheer and buildable, and the color lasts long.

Liquid blush effortlessly glides on skin for a lasting glow. One pump delivers the perfect amount of natural-LOOKING COLOUR. Ideal for mixing textures: layer over powder blush for high-impact colour, or apply first for a diffused effect.

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So, how to apply this weapon from your makeup arsenal? Want to know how to apply blusher like a pro? Read more here.

1. The apples of the cheeks are the perfect place to wear blush; find the ideal spot by smiling and then apply blush to the roundest parts of your cheeks. However, if you’re going to be wearing a mask, blend your blusher outwards and upwards from the apples to the tops of your cheeks so a hint of color is visible at all times.

2. Try swapping a powder blush for a cream or liquid formula, as it will blend into the skin much more easily and can simply be applied with fingertips.

3. If you want your look to stay put all day, use a liquid formula, as it doesn’t slip, slide or fuse into your other makeup (like many cream or powder blushes do). Liquid formulas tend to set fast, so make sure you blend it out quickly after application if you want to enjoy a seamless finish.

4. The darker your skin, the more pigment your blush requires. Deep plums and burnt oranges look beautiful on very dark skin, while skin with a pink undertone will likely suit more of a rose or berry shade. Olive skin tones or those with a yellow undertone will flow in warm peach and coral shades.

5. Use a damp makeup sponge or your fingers to apply liquid or cream blush, as it helps to give a natural, flawless look. Powders are best applied with a soft blush brush, to allow you better control.

6. Depending on the formula, some liquid blushes can set faster than you can blend it in. In this instance, lightly mist your skin with something like Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Evening Mist to reactivate its texture and buy you some more time to blend.