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Kiss goodbye to contouring and strobing, this season is going old skool it’s all about flushed rosy cheeks-and we can’t get enough! When blusher is used accordingly to compliment ones face shape and skin tone it will change your beauty game for the better. Luckily blusher techniques have evolved from the 80’s freshly’ slapped around the face complexion’. When used correctly blusher helps to sculpt, lift and add a healthy glow to your cheeks, best of all it looks au-naturel. We’ve seen it on the aw16 catwalks of Gucci, Prada, Balmain and more (two times a coincidence, three times a trend!)
The first vital step to becoming a flushed sensation is knowing your face shape applying blusher according to your facial structure is kind of a big deal! Not sure on your face shape? We’ve ensured to feature the four most common face shapes to help you on your quest to master rosy cheeks.
Oval gals tend to have soft jawlines and cheekbones like Megan Fox and Emma Watson- apply your favourite consitencey of blush on the apples of your cheeks and the hollows of your cheekbones to transpire into a blooming goddess.
Round face shapes are those of femininity with beautiful full cheeks if you’re a lily Cole or Kirsten Dunst then you need to apply blusher along the cheekbones and in the hollows of your cheeks to create an angle to your canvas , round faced beauty’s should avoid having blusher on the apples of your cheeks as this will make your face appear rounder.
Square face shapes are infamous for their striking jawlines and angular cheekbones (sigh) Sweep blusher from the apples of your cheeks to the hair line ensuring to blend to soften facial angles, to highlight your cheekbones even more.
The heart face shapes is already blessed with enviable cheekbones and a structured narrow jawline- blusher helps to accentuate your cheekbones even more! Apply above the cheekbones taking it to the ear and around the eyes slightly, using a darker shade of blusher sweep under the cheekbones.
Now you’ve established your face shape the next step is to choose the right colours to suit your skin tone. If you have a cool undertone gravitate towards warmer shades, if you have a warm undertone opt for cool hues, for dark skin it’s fuchsia tones that create beautifully flushed feminine look that we admire.
Baby pinks, and sheen peaches are your best friends when it comes to creating a healthy glow.
Deep peaches, pinks, and berries shades will be your saviour for achieving that rosy tint .
Dark skin looks sensational in bright pinks, peach corals and red fuchsias are a showstopper!
Another factor to creating those enviable glowing cheeks is figuring out which consistency sits best on your skin type, you’re almost there you will look like a blushing goddess in no time.
Those with dry skin should avoid using powder based products and choose cream,gel and liquid blush- which also helps to create luminosity to the skin and looks as though the glow is coming from within.
The Beauty Forecast Loves..
- Daniel Sandler- Water Colour Liquid Blush. (liquid)
- Illamasqua Cream Blusher. (Cream)
- Givenchy-Mister Radiant Blush.(Gel)
Combonation to oily.
Powder products suit combination to oily skin creating a matte finish or if you prefer to have illuminating cheeks select a shimmer blush this will make your cheeks glow and not look greasy.
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Hopefully this brief encounter will make blusher seem less scary!