To "blush" means to develop a pink tinge on your face or body. The reason why you blush is because your blood goes rushing to a particular part of your body, thereby giving it a soft, pinkish, and natural glow. And this is the principle behind one of the most popular makeup products, the blush.
A blush is meant to enhance your cheeks' natural color. Therefore, the blush shade you'll wear must somehow resemble it. If you go for something too dark, you'll end up with muddy- looking cheeks. Opt for something that's too light and it'll end up as a highlighter. Choose the right shade of blush, preferably the ones with moderate pigmentation, because they're easier to work with and most importantly, foolproof.
HOW TO FIND YOUR NATURAL BLUSH SHADE
1. Right after doing a strenuous physical activity, look at yourself in the mirror and check what the color of your cheeks is.
2. Bend down for a minute, get up, and check out your cheeks' color in the mirror.
RULES ON GETTING THE RIGHT TONE OF BLUSH
For people with cool skin undertones- go for pastels, neons, and milky colors; go for blushes with shimmers to add dimension to pale skin; go for blushes with light to medium intensity
For people with warm skin undertones- go for sunkissed, deep, warm, and bold colors; go for blushes with a matte finish to make them pop from your skintone; go for blushes with medium to high color intensity.
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Fair- skinned ladies will look best in bright colors. Try:
Bobbi Brown's Powder Blush in Pale Pink
MAC's Sheertone Powder Blush in Instant Chic
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Girls with medium to tan complexions will look awesome in sunkissed colors. Try:
Bobbi Brown Powder Blush in Rose
MAC Sheertone Powder Blush in Peachykeen
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Dark- skinned girls will benefit from deep- colored blushes in the shades wine, berry, and burgundy. Try:
Nars Powder Blush in Outlaw, Dolce Vita, Crazed, and Exhibit A
Sleek Powder Blush in Coral, Scandalous, Flushed, Pomegranate, and Sunrise
But we can't be limited to these selections, especially now that the good ol' blush has evolved from being a mere flush- enhancer to an accessory. You may experiment with other colors, but keep in mind the basic rules in finding the right blush so you won't end up sporting a color that doesn't flatter you. Here are some tips on HOW TO FIND THE RIGHT BLUSH FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE.