I tend to the pink all by myself, so until recently, I have never worn blush. But enough of my makeup expert friends swear by it that I thought it was time to address it.
But since I am also a newbie, I didn’t want to go crazy my first time out. Blush is like any other kind of makeup – you can use it to bring out your natural coloring, or you can use it to complement your outfit, or to create a whole new face on top of the one you have. So there is no one perfect shade of blush just like there’s no one perfect shade of lipstick or eyeshadow. You can switch it up by the seasons, the trends, or personal taste. But if you’re looking for a subtle, everyday blush, one that matches your own natural coloring and can serve as your default color, here’s how you find it.
Take your finger and press it down on the counter. See how all the blood rushes to the tip and you get that rosy look. That’s what I look like when the blood is near the surface of my skin, so that’s the color I want to match. The flushed effect that blush replicates is the effect of blood being near the surface of your cheeks. Through exercise, weather, or just youth, it’s the healthy look of a well circulated system. So if you match that color, it will automatically be the perfect color to match your natural face.
Now that I’ve got this part figured out, next I have to figure out highlights. I’d love to uncover my cheekbones under here somewhere.