Blush is that one make-up item that can take five years off your face, make you look like you actually get eight hours of sleep on a daily basis and just brighten up your complexion in an instant.
Yummy hues of peach and apricot look lovely on warm toned faces. If your skin is very pale and has a cooler undertone, try a range of pink-based blushes, from baby doll to light mauve.
Shiny and shimmery finishes look good in the evening and on younger ladies. If you have a few fine lines, stick to matte finishes for the best complementing look.
Let’s have a look at different types and textures of blush out there.
This type of blush is an excellent choice if you have oily or normal skin. It has the longest staying power, but it can be quite drying.
If you have dry skin, you can still use it at times, but make sure you moisturize well first and apply your powder blush over a light dusting of pressed face powder first, to avoid that patchy look.
Mac Satin Blush in Fleur Power
Benefit Coralista Blush
Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Allure
Cream blush is a darling of most make-up artists as it’s easy to build up, plus the look and glow are very natural. It’s perfect for dry skin.
Try layering it under your powder blush for maximum staying power.
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Blushed Rose
Mac Cremeblend Blush in Something Special
Stila Convertible Color in Petunia
Stain or Gel
If you feel like extending your make-up skills, try this tricky texture.
The upside is how long this blush lasts and that it can be layered under your powder blush. The downside is that you need to learn to blend it very quickly and perfectly, otherwise you end up with spots of pink on your cheeks and will have to use make-up remover to take it off and start again.
Benetint by Benefit
YSL Baby Doll Kiss and Blush in Rose Libre
Sephora Colorful Cheek Ink Gel in Plumeria
The new cushion rage has extended to blush and we love the sweet peachy finish that one gets with this product.
Lightly twirl and press on the highest points of your cheeks, further extending towards your temples.
Lancome Cushion Blush Subtil in Splash Corail
L’Oreal Lucent Magique Cushion Blush in P3
Shu Uemura Fresh Cushion Blush in Hibiscus Orange
A multi-purpose cream stick is a great accessory to take on trips and keep in your bag for touch-ups on the go.
This formula is easy to apply and blend, the container rarely breaks and it can also double up as your lipstick, should you forget to pack one.
NARS The Multiple in Malibu
Tarte Cheek Stain in Tipsy
Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm in Rosy Poly Rosy