face makeup 11 Best Blush Tips You’ve Never Tried
It’s for more than just your cheeks.
It’s for more than just your cheeks.
You may not realize it but one of the most versatile products in your makeup bag is blush! That’s right, those peachy pink powders and creams can go way beyond their traditional task of brightening your cheekbones. From a quick lip tint to eye makeup in a pinch, thinking outside the compact can turn a basic blush into a makeup multitasker. Ready to break the rules when it comes to where to apply blush? We’ve got you covered with some creative ways to use your favorite blush in more places than just your pretty face.
Bright eyeshadows are all the rage, but there’s no need to run to the store if you don’t already have any sitting at the bottom of your makeup bag. Instead of buying something new, you can repurpose your blush. Use your fingers or a makeup brush to apply blush to your eyelids and blend out at the crease.
Imagine this: You have a product that’s the perfect color for your lips, the only problem is it’s not a lip color—it’s blush. Well, All you need to do is apply a coat of lip balm, then press the blush into your lips to create a subtle tint. Top it off with a lip gloss, like the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro Gloss Plump in Mirror, and you’re good to go.
While it used to be a face makeup faux pas, when used correctly a light dusting of blush over your nose is actually encouraged. By adding blush to the tip of your nose, you can create a more youthful look, as if you just spent a day under the sun. Instead of using your standard rosy blush, try a bronze shade, like the L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush in Soft Sun.
Color correcting concealers are a total must-have, especially if you’re dealing with dark spots or dark circles. But what are you to do if something unsightly pops up and you don’t have a color corrector within reach? You can use blush in place of color correcting concealer! All you’ll need is the L’Oréal Paris Summer Belle Makeup Blush Please! and L’Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer Waterproof, Full Coverage. To cover up dark circles under eyes, apply a red blush under your eyes, packing on the color. The red hue will help counteract the blueish tint of dreaded dark circles. Once your under-eye area is covered in blush, you obviously can’t leave it as is. Apply concealer directly over top and no one will be the wiser.
After blending blush onto your cheeks and nose, your forehead may start to look out of place. To create more balance, you can add a bit of blush to your forehead too. (Plus, you wouldn’t want your forehead to feel left out!) Use a nude blush, like the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude in Nude with subtle shimmer to warm up the area above your brows.
We all know that dusting your cheeks is one of the easy ways to apply blush but the new trend of blush draping takes it to the next level. For this technique, you use blush the same way you would a contour powder or cream to chisel your cheekbones. It works just as well to give your face more definition but offers a warmer, flushed look. To try it out for yourself, grab a cream blush like, L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Blush Shaping Sticks . Suck in your cheeks and pucker up your lips (a.k.a. make a fishy face) to pinpoint where your cheekbones are, then apply the blush along your cheekbones and temples.
While you’re adding color to the rest of your face, don't forget about the bottom (now that you can remove your protective face mask more often these days). Not only does adding a touch of blush to the chin make your face appear longer but by applying a small amount of a darker color along your chin line you can give your face some contour which can help shape your face.
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