This post is exclusively for 2 types of 'Blush' Beginners.
- Type I: Who don't have a blush but are curious to know what difference a Blush can make.
- Refer all steps
- Type II: Who own a blush but are not sure about the application
- Refer steps 2, 3 and 4 for cream blushes and Step 5 for powder blushes.
Even if you are not a beginner but are having hard time finding a coordinating blush to your lipstick then do take a look at the tutorial :)
- Matte Lipstick: Choose from any of the options below depending on what you want to try.
- Pink Matte Lipstick for Rosy Cheeks
- Brown Matte Lipstick for Bronzed Cheeks
- Coral or Peach Matte Lipstick for glowy cheeks.
- Powder brush or a Blush Brush. ( Small powder puff can also be used by gentle pats )
- Compact or Pressed Powder or Loose Powder
- Mild shimmery Eye-Shadow (Optional):
- Pink for Rosy Cheeks
- Golden light brown for Bronzed Cheeks
- Golden pale peach for glowy cheeks.
Time Needed: Just 1 minute.
Step 1: Swatch the lipstick you opted on the ring finger as shown in the picture. I am using Avon Ultra Color Rich Lipstick in Amethyst.
Step 2: Dot the swatch starting from your cheekbone and go towards the temple.
Tip: The point on cheekbone in alignment to the outer corner of the eye is the place to start from :)
Step 3: Blend the dots evenly. Once fully blended use the same finger in sweeping motion in the area shown in the below picture. It helps the color to look natural. Remember be very light else you will end looking like a clown.
Step 4(Day Time): Take a powder brush and set the color with Compact or Pressed Powder or Loose Powder.
Step 5(Evening Party): Using a Powder or Blush brush pick up the eye shadow you opted for and swoop diagonally from cheek bone to temple. Start at the same place as in Step 2.
Finally, blend in circular motions in the same 'Cheek Bone to Temple' Direction.
Step 6: Just give your best smile and preen all you want :) as you are done with this tutorial in 5 simple steps :)
Some random trials with different lipsticks as blushes :)
Also refer Loving the Tulip for a similar blush experiment tried.
By the way I belong to Type I and all these experiments made me fall in love with blushes and pretty soon I am going to hoard many blushes :)
Happy Colour Play and Preening :)