Blush is a difficult piece of make up to apply. A lot of people apply it way too thick, giving them a mask appearance. Luckily, there are some tips of the trade that can help people to put their blush on correctly, providing a warm glow, rather than a frightening mask.
- Avoid using a blush brush, instead use a light sponge. This can help to give you a more even look with your blush, and it can help to give you more control as to where, and how much, make you are using.
- If a blush brush is going to be used, be sure to tap it before applying it to your face. This will help to remove the excess blush powder and it will help you to avoid putting on more blush than needed.
- Smile. You see those apples of your cheeks when you smile? That is where the blush is supposed to go. Remember, the blush is supposed to bring attention to your smile and cheek bones, which is done when you smile.
- Use a neutral pink color. The harsher the color, the more fake it appears and this will give you a mask look. The neutral pink color is closer to your natural blushing color, and therefore can look fantastic.
- If you are in a hurry, pass on the blush. Instead, simply pinch your cheeks lightly to draw color to your cheeks, or smile. This causes a natural blush, and makes you look more approachable. Who knows, you may decide you do not need blush, as you get more attention for your beautiful smile.
Above all, do the make up that matches your skin tone and texture. All of the tips in the world for how to apply make up will not help you if you use the wrong colors and textures. Avoid sparkles, as they are most associated with children and avoid deep colors. The deep colors are used by performers because it is easier to see under the harsh stage lights, but is not needed by those otherwise. Instead, it is important to remember that the natural body has no harsh colorations, like red in it, and therefore it can look fake and forced when worn.