Sunday, 6 October 2013

Starting Off: Blusher

Blusher is one of the hardest things to get right. There are so many shades to choose from. When I first started using blusher I did not have a clue were to start ! I remember buying the brightest pink I could find and smothering my cheeks with it ! Its safe to say I looked awful. I then moved on to the brightest orange I could find as you can see it just gets worse and worse. So here I shall give you a little guide to blusher and help you make sure it doesn't ruin the beautiful makeup you want to achieve.

First of all choose what type of blusher you would like to use.
There are more available but these I personally think are best for beginners.  

Cream: Use sparingly and blend very well. Cream blushers are very well pigmented so can come out very strong. Best applied with fingers. 
Powder: Best for oily skin. Applies well and can be very pigmented depending on the brand or product you choose.  This is the most commonly used out of all the blushers you can get. Apply with a blusher brush.
Tint: Needs to be applied fast as it drys so quickly. This may take a few goes and need some practice. The tint can go a little streaky and once dried will not budge until you take it of so make sure it is perfect !  

What shade is best for you ? 
Here is just a little brief guide on what to pick just to be safe to start with.  

Pale skin - Light Pinks
Medium Skin- Peachy/orangey shades 
Dark skin - Rosie /dark pink shades

once you pick the blusher you want and the shade you want its time to apply !
First apply all your foundation, concealer etc.

Use a small sized blusher brush to apply. Suck in cheeks to make a fish like face and apply blusher to the apples of the cheeks. 
Make sure you apply a tiny amount at a time ! I can not exaggerate this enough due to how bad mine used to look !
You can always add more if needed. 
Make sure you blend it in well almost as if its not there and its just a natural tinge to your skin.
Then your good to go !

Here are a few of my favs at the moment.

                                      Rimmel Stay Blushed              Blsuhers from My Makeup Kit                                                    
                                                       Mac Pink Blush                                  Mac Happy Together                                          
Thanks for reading !