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Blushers for the Skin

Posted: April 27, 2010 in Blushers
The purpose of a blusher is to highlight your skin’s natural hue. Think of it as an enhancer rather than a make-up element. It needs to add that essential depth to the skin.

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A good way to find the right color for your skin is to bend over and try touching your toes. When you stand up, your face will be flushed. Note the color as that is the ideal shade for your blusher. If you are still looking for precise colors and, if you have got a fair skin try peaches and pale pinks. Women with wheatish complexions can opt for peach, apricot and coral shades. And, dusky women can use deep pinks, apricots and beiges. However, peaches and pinks are the two shades that go with just about any skin tone. They can be used during the day, and darker ones like bronze and shimmer can be used for the nights.

Always start out small; apply blusher sparingly. Moreover, the body heat can warm the blusher to a more intense color. Put just enough to give your skin a natural glow. If you are not definite about how much is enough, stop after two three brush strokes.

Opt for blusher brushes that consists of rounded bristles. Better yet, go for ones that are made of real hair. Wash your blushers regularly with shampoo to make it last for a longer time. Brushes can harbor bacteria if not properly cleaned. Hence, wash them fortnightly with a gentle shampoo and keep them on a paper towel to air dry. To speed up the process you can also use a hair dryer on its lowest setting.

Finally, never use the little brushes that come free with the blushers as they can be quite harsh on the skin. The skin on your cheekbones are quite sensitive, hence invest in some good brushes.


How to Apply Blushers

Posted: April 27, 2010 in Blushers
Firstly, prep your face up by dabbing on your regular foundation. Apply a small amount of bronzer powder to the forehead, nose and chin. Now, look into the mirror and give your best smile; you can notice the apple of your cheeks. Remember, cheeks are one of the most prominent part of the face. Plunge your brush into the blush powder, dust of the excess and stroke on the apple of your cheeks. Use an up and down vertical movement. Assure that the color spreads evenly. To blend the blusher well, you now have to use horizontal movements. Gently remove the excess color with a neat tissue or a puff. Finally, top it off with some loose powder. For more form and structure, use a deeper shade in the hallow of your cheeks to give your skin a glowing, healthy look.

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Always apply blushers before you do your eyes or lips to maintain a perfect balance. Otherwise, you might end up putting more than essential. Powder blush is the best bet for beginners and is recommended for daily use as well. It is also advisable for people with greasy, oily or combination skins. Nevertheless it suits most skin types and is the easiest to handle. People with oily skin can also make use of liquid and gel blushes as it gives a very natural look. It can be applied over foundation or directly onto the bare skin. You can then dab some powder on top.

Cream blushers are great for dry skin as it consists moisturizer. However, you need to be careful of blending it well as excess amount can appear too loud. Some experts recommend powder blush as the most appropriate one for all skin types as liquid, gel and cream blushers make the skin more susceptible to dust particles that block the pores by causing the skin to break out.

A good blusher can improve the shape of your face by adding up the natural color and highlighting or softening your cheekbones. It can give a round face the illusion of appearing slimmer and vice versa. Blushers can also be used as eye shadows and lipsticks by mixing it with lip gloss, lip balm or Vaseline. So, as you see there is no end to what a blusher can do.