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To blush or not to blush

Of all the beauty products out there, blush is one of the most effective at changing your whole look. Just a pinch can make you look healthier, dewier, and more youthful. At the same time, it is one of the most confusing cosmetics products to use for many makeup users. Read on to make this super flattering, and surprisingly versatile, product work for your face shape, skin tone, and lifestyle.

Blush is a must?

Not everyone has a natural flush in their face, some don’t blush. Due to this fact by using blush, you warm your face and accentuate your bone structure.

Applying blush

You can add more definition to your face if you suck in your cheeks and lightly sweep the blush brush in a line underneath your cheekbones.

For a natural look

When using blush it is very important that you use a proper blending brush to apply the blush. A dark or bright cheek colour can be too intense and unnatural looking as well .

Why do you use the blush last?

If you apply blush after foundation without setting the foundation, you are allowing the oils in your skin to easily reach the blush and this begins breaking it down. By setting your foundation with a setting powder, you create a barrier between it and your blush. Plus, your blush will apply smoother and more evenly, no dragging or skipping on the skin due to the “cushion” of powder you’ve created.

Foundation on pimples

Applying layer after layer of cover-up when you have acne isn’t necessarily the best approach. Makeup can be very good at hiding pimples, but it can also accentuate zits if you use the wrong kind of concealer or slather it on too thickly.

Whether you’re using the wrong kind of concealer or you just need to let your pimple breathe, leaving your pimple makeup-free could be the best option.

If your pimple is small and on it’s way out, my feeling is that it’s ok to cover it up so long as you are extremely careful in choosing and applying the right products.

When applying makeup to already irritated skin, making sure your skin is clean so that you don’t irritate your skin even more is extremely important. The same goes for the process when removing it. Leaving extra dirt or grime on your skin and then applying makeup over it will make your skin more irritated.

Face lighter than the body fact

If you regularly exfoliate your face you are encouraging the skin cells on your face to turn over at a much higher rate than the skin on your neck and chest. This will cause your skin to look lighter as it is newer and fresher.

Also, your neck will be lighter than your face sometimes because your face essentially shields it from the sun.

Keeping makeup on longer

It all starts with the prepping your skin. Use primer on both your face and eyes. Use an oil-free foundation. Layer your cream or liquid based products with a matching powder. Apply makeup using light layers.

Breakouts on the sides of one’s face

If you are a side sleeper, when was the last time you changed your pillow case? Because dead skin cells can build up on your pillowcase and clog pores. You need change your pillow case weekly. Also, if you spend a lot of time on the phone, swipe a cotton pad with alcohol over your phone at least once a week.

Makeup looks different outdoors

If you get ready in your bathroom, you likely have warmer overhead lighting in a small space that sometimes doesn’t have a window. This can cause your skin to look more golden and once you step outside into more even, cooler lighting, those shades will be too intense. If possible, apply makeup in front of a window with natural daylight.

- Compiled by Ruwini Jayawardana


Points to keep in mind while applying foundation, concealer and blush

  • Always use moisturizer and primer before foundation.
  • Apply concealer before foundation. Use powder and blend your foundation well.
  •  Pay special attention to the neck, otherwise, people will see the line where you stopped, giving you a “mask face.” Use a sponge, and a foundation brush to apply your foundation. ,
  •  Blush should be used to add colour to the face and sculpt the cheeks. Wherever you put your brush down first is where you will apply the most amount of colour. Make sure not to start with your brush on the apples of the cheeks to avoid that overly rosy, clown face.


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