A lot of girls tend to resort to just eyeliner or just lipstick, while a few have found the power of blush-on. A pop of color, yes, that’s it. But it’s more than just color on your face if you know how to work a natural flush. There’s dimension to a healthy-looking flush, and the key to applying blush properly is to layer it. You can layer cream on cream, powder over cream, or powder on powder. The goal is to achieve the most natural gradient of color on your cheeks that will even lessen your need to highlight or contour when worn properly.
In terms of color, wearing blushers in the same color tone would make layering easy. Say, for example, a gradient of pinks or a wash of peaches in a maximum of three kinds. Let me show you how I layer my favorites:
Layering your blush not only helps you achieve a more natural looking flush (instead of a doll-like color on your cheek), it also strengthens your makeup’s staying power as each color helps you blend everything in place. So build your blush as you please and find your perfectly pinched look in these three simple steps, Bellas!
STEP 1: Start with your tints, whether in cream or liquid form.
First dot it on the apples of your cheeks and blend with your fingers in a circular motion while smiling. A cream base serves as your central hue as it fades into the crevices of your cheeks to the high parts of your cheekbone, creating an ombre effect, which resembles how your cheeks would naturally look when you're kilig or feeling hot under the sun. A good powder blush to use as base would be a matte blush in bronze or peach.
I used the BECCA Beach Tint in Watermelon and Fanny Serrano's Powder Blush in Earth Bronze
STEP 2: With the same principles of contouring, except closer to the cheeks than the hollows of it, take a similar or deeper shade like your base blush. Sweep the color in an upward motion from the apples towards your hairline, but faintly ending just below the cheek bone, still in a circular motion to blend it with the tint you previously applied. This enhances the color on the lower part of your face, like a sheerer, more luminous outline to the base's blush.
What I used: Celeteque DermoCosmetics Blush and Face Contour Kit and BECCA One Perfecting Brush
STEP 3: Using your usual blush brush, sweet a shimmery shade right on the top of your cheekbone up to the hairline for a luminous glowing finish.
What I used: Max Factor Creme Puff blush in Nude Mauve
Layering your blush not only helps you achieve a more natural looking flush (instead of a doll-like color on your cheek), it also strengthens your makeup’s staying power as each color helps you blend everything in place. So build your blush as you please and find your perfectly pinched look in these three simple steps!