How to apply blusher
There's no one correct way to apply blusher. The method you use depends on
the type of look you want to create.
For a natural healthy glow
Apply foundation (and if necessary powder) as normal. Smile - where your
cheek is naturally at its fattest is where blusher needs to go to create a
- Apply blusher in a small circle, blending well. For the best results, try gel blusher. Powder over the top.
For sexy cheekbones
Using powder blusher, sweep colour in an arc following the line of your
cheekbone up from the apple of your cheek to your hairline. Keep colour
light and blended - you want a wash rather than a stripe of colour.
Add a little shimmer on the highest point of your cheekbone nearest your
Easy Blusher Tips
It's important to keep your brushes clean, otherwise, they'll gather bacteria and transfer it onto your skin. This will inevitably cause spots and blackheads.
An effective and quick way to clean your blusher brush is to use baby wipes.
These will also clean any other make-up brushes you may have.
For a sun-kissed sheen
Using a blusher brush containing only a hint of bronze or pinky-brown
powder, sweep colour along your cheekbone and then up round your hairline
across your forehead. Again be careful that it doesn't look like a stripe,
just a brush of colour. Repeat on the other side so the colour joins.
- If you have gone too heavy with the bronzer, wipe the blusher brush clean and then use it to blend. This will soften the colour. Another trick which will help reduce the colour further, should you feel you need it, is adding a little translucent powder over the top. Be careful not to build up too much powder though, as this will just make your skin look caked with make-up.