July 05, 2011

Makeup 101: Blush

Over the past 2 months, I have fallen in love with blushes. I always said i would never wear blush, but I had no problem putting it on others.
My Little Blushes

What is BLUSH??
Blush, also called rouge, is a type of makeup often applied to the cheek area of the face and sometimes swept up towards the temple or back towards the hairline. It is mostly found as a powder, but does come in other forms, such as creams or stains & gels. 

Powder: The basic blush for every type of skin. It goes on easy, sheer and light, which makes it perfect for blending and layering.
Cream: Good for those of us with dry skin as they usually contain oils that moisturize the skin. These oils also help the blush stay on. Beware though that a little goes a long way. Use a dab for a base and blend. And top with a sheer powder.
Gel: Since this blush is water based it is not comodegenic (doesn't clog pores) which makes it great for acne prone skin! Intense color that lasts a long time. APPLY with care, THEN BUILD UP THE COLOR.
Stain:This is another water based blush that is very similar to gel blush. Once it’s set it won’t budge until you wash your face. 

Depending on the type of blush, you can use, brushes, sponges or your best applicators... (YOUR HANDS/FINGERS).

A SIMPLE RULE TO FOLLOW WHEN LOOKING FOR A BLUSH COLOR:: If you look best in blues, greens, and variations of purple, and other cool water tones, then you should choose a blush in cool tones of Crimson, Plum, Wine, Pastel Pink, Blue-Red, Terracotta, Peach. If you look best in oranges, pinks, peaches, and othe warm earth tones, then you should choose a blush in warm tones of Coral, Bronze, Brown, Warm Red, or Hot Pink.

Creams: Covergirl &Olay "210", NYX rouge "cb08 Hot Pink",
NARS "the Multiple 'Orgasm'"
Powders Top row: ELF "Blushing Rose" & "Candid Coral" NARS DUO "Orgasm & super Orgasm"
middle row: Wet 'n Wild "Pearlescent Pink" NYX "Terra Cotta
Bottom Row: Milani Baked Blushes "Fantastico Mauve" & "Luminoso"
Make your own plaettes
Left M.A.C :"Melba" "Loverush" "Harmony" "Burnt Pepper"
Right MAKEUP FOREVER: #9, #88, #36
Or get ready made palettes
Coastal Scents 10 Color Blush Palette (great for beginners)
Brushes I grab for blush
Purple:Sigma Large angled Contour brush F40
Red:Sigma Tapered Face Brush F25
Black: M.A.C 129
What blushes do you favor? Any recommendations? Want to see swatches of any here? Holla Back!
 
 
Make it a blushingly beautiful day!
Avi

2 comments:

Rashidah said...

I have been wearing blush for three months now. I love the way it brightens my face. I think I'll share this post with my readers at beyondblackbeauty.com

Purple Eye Diamond said...

thank you hun for sharing. I never thought I would wear blush...I guess never say never!!!

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