Tall dark and handsome! Scrap that – the very tall, nattily dressed, sumptuous smelling man whose eyes locked yours across the room…. ok, ok, too vague.  He walked up to you , said hello like a Frenchman, looked straight in your eyes  -  in a Barry White voice – *weak knees*  flushed face! Sigh!

That rosy look on your cheeks after such an encounter, or after a vigorous workout at the gym, that right there should determine the kind of blush you choose.

In the 1920s blush, the color on the cheeks was referred to as rouge. The blush was applied to the apple of the cheeks, and was bare to the naked eye unlike today where we perfectly blend it to the skin.

So how exactly do you wear blush you ask – first watch this and learn how not to. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibNMgXf2chw

The art of wearing makeup takes time to perfect the skill. Save for the mirror and the confidence within, how do you know what looks good on you? The first thing you need to know is your skin tone.  Are you fair, medium or deep skin toned?

There are various types of blush.  Powder is best for oily skin types or those looking for long lasting color. Cream blush lets your skin show through and is best for dry skin due to its moisturizing ingredients. If you have oily to normal skin and are looking for a sheer glow, go for a gel blush, which is however not suitable for dry skin as it dries up too fast. The tint blush – these dry fast and may look streaky over foundation. Make sure you blend it first and blend it well. Once it is set it won’t budge until you wash your face. For a night out, go for a shimmers blush – it gives your check bones a light gleam and you can dab them on your forehead, in the bow of your upper lip or in the corner of your eyes. Invest in a great blush brush.

Deep intensity blush looks garish on light skin and when the intensity is too faint it disappears on medium to deep skin. So, if you have a fair skin tone use light to medium intensity blush, medium skin tones should use medium intensity, while deep skin tones should use medium to deep intensity.

Blush is your second to last make-up step (before powder). Look into the mirror and smile; this helps you find the apple of your cheeks. Since you want a healthy flush, it’s best to apply blush only to apples of your cheeks. Keep color light and blended, and finish your look with a sweep of translucent powder.

Here, find a collection of SuzieBeauty blushes available. We, make you blush!

 

 

 

 

 

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