If your skin is quite pale, go for subtle colours like light pink or violet. Olive skin tone will look stunning with peach-coloured blusher, and dark skin tones can pull off coral or bright pink blushes beautifully. If your skin gets darker in the summer, try pastel colours which form a nice contrast with a dark complexion and bring out your cheekbones in a stunning way.
If your skin is dry, you’ll appreciate a cream blusher that leaves a natural sheen on your face. Oily skin types will benefit from a liquid blusher which doesn’t leave a greasy effect and looks very natural.
A powder blusher is great for any skin type – but make sure to powder your cheeks before applying it, because it might end up looking patchy on oily skin. Always use a blush brush to apply your powder blusher. A cream blusher can be applied with your fingertips or a makeup sponge, while a liquid blusher goes on best when applied with fingers or a brush.
The main thing is that the blusher suits you and you feel good wearing it. In any case – a cream or liquid blusher in a neutral shade without shimmer looks best with a natural makeup look for daytime. But when you’re going out and really want to shine, a long-lasting powder blusher should be your go-to. You can even pick a brighter colour and a bit of subtle shimmer.
Everyone has an opinion on how to apply a blusher. We’ll introduce you to the easiest application that gives you a truly flattering result. Look in the mirror, smile, and apply the blusher to the highest points of the apples of your cheeks. If you feel like it, you can bring it all the way under your brows and to your temples. Don’t try to contour your face with the blusher – that’s a job for your bronzer. If you happen to overdo it, take your blusher brush, dip it in a translucent powder and gently dust over your cheekbones. This will soften the colour, correct any unevenness and help your blusher blend into your skin.
Prepping your skin is a basic step to make your blusher look fantastic. Cleanse your skin in the morning, apply your moisturiser and your makeup primer. Then proceed with your foundation or BB-cream depending on your preference. If you’re using a cream blusher, simply dab it onto your cheeks with your fingertips or work it in with a brush. If you’re going with a powder blusher, don’t forget to set your makeup with a light layer of translucent powder before applying it, otherwise you risk creating unsightly patches on your face.
For any occasion:
MAC Cosmetics Powder Blush comes in 6 natural shades, blends perfectly into your skin and has a natural finish.
Inglot Basic comes in 8 gorgeous shades that are suitable for any skin type.
Yves Saint Laurent Couture Blush is a powder blusher with a lovely, light texture which comes in a luxurious golden case with a mirror – absolutely perfect for a party.
The luxurious Makeup Revolution Vintage Race blusher palette offers many colours from golden to peach and pink. This product will help you create a gorgeous look for special occasions.
For combination to oily skin:
Smashbox O-Glow liquid blusher gives your complexion a natural and healthy appearance. Its light gel texture goes on like a dream and doesn’t leave a greasy finish.
Shiseido Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush has a special texture that creates a subtle powdery finish, brings out your cheekbones and leaves a matte finish.
For dry skin:
NYX Professional Makeup Sweet Cheeks Soft Cheek Tint is a cream blusher that goes on nicely when you use the special applicator and then blend the product out with your fingertips. It gives your cheeks a juicy, healthy glow.
For a quick touch-up:
Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Wear Blush Stick is a highly pigmented product that’s absolutely stellar for layering. It comes in a handy stick form for an easier application, so you can use it anytime and anywhere you are.
Now that you know how to choose and apply your blusher, make sure to always have at least one in your beauty stash. In fact, why not get several of them? A cream blusher in a bright colour will go on nicely in the summer, while a powder blusher in a subtle shade will be perfect for winter. A well-selected blusher is simply your best friend that will never disappoint and always lift your spirits.