“Professional Makeup Tips For Lasting Looks”
Professional makeup artists know how to apply blush and make it hold up for makeup shoots and even last all day. They know how to make it look natural and believable. You can use their samemakeup tips and make them work for you. You’ll be able to achieve a healthy color to your cheeks instantly. Try it out.
How To Apply Blush Properly
Applying your blush in sheer layers is the key to creating a gorgeous makeup look.
To apply it properly you’ll need to create “base blush” to your cheeks. You want to create the type of blush that a young child might have.
Choosing the right product is essential for the base. Choose either a gel blush or a liquid blush for this step. The reason to use these type of blushes is that they tend to be slightly absorbed by the skin. They act as a stain and last longer.
Choose a pink or peach tint. If you have darker skin, you might prefer a soft rose tint or sheer red.
“Blush imparts smooth natural color with depth.”
Blush Application Tips
Wondering how to apply these blushes? It’s simple if you follow this easy application method:
1. Dab on a few spots going up your cheek from the center (below the iris of your eyes) up to your temples.
2. With either your fingers or a makeup wedge quickly blend the product outward until you have a sheer covering. If you are having difficulty blending, then wet the makeup wedge and squeeze out the excess water. Then try blending.
3. Layer with a powder blush on top. It basically “sets” the blush that is beneath. Keep in mind that you want this to be another sheer layer.
Blusher Brush Technique
You use a professional makeup blush brush to apply it with. Using professional makeup brushes can make a big difference in your look. Once you’ve selected your brush, gently tap the top of your product and wipe the brush on a tissue before applying the makeup.
With just ONE SWEEP, you sweep from the center of your cheeks to your temples. The reason that you start with the center is simple. At that point, when you first place your brush to your cheek, there is more product on the brush. As you sweep there is less product. That method is best because it gives you a more natural look.
Favorite Blush Tints
Sweet Cheeks Liquid Blush by Hard Candy – This is a water based formula designed to give you a natural wash of color. The colors are soft looking.
Lip & Cheek Gel Stain by Vincent Longo – Beautiful pigment rich colors that look natural. You can also use these as to stain your lips.
Tint Hint by Laura Geller – You can build layers with this blush. The shade is called “Just Pinched”. It gives a sheer wash of color.
Learning how to apply blush is like anything else, it takes a little practice. You’ll find that once you do it a few times, that it becomes easier. You will perfect your technique and your blush will last all day!