Thursday, February 4, 2010

Choosing the Right Shade of Blush

Personally I prefer NARS Orgasm Blush. I have been using it for over 3 years, and I never get tired of it. It gives you a natural glow, and carries you throughout the year as your skin changes. However, it might not work for everyone.

Here is how to choose the right shade of blush for you:

STEP 1: Consider blush colors that match the color of your cheeks after an aerobic workout. Such shades mimic your natural coloring and help you avoid having cheeks that look painted or artificial.

STEP 2: Head to a department store and have a makeup artist assist you in finding a complementary shade. I am bias to thinking that the women behind the Chanel counter are more knowledgeable. Ask their opinion, they usually make great suggestions. If you can't afford Chanel, see what shade they recommend, and buy the closest color to that shade in a more economical brand.

STEP 3: Remember, the darker your skin tone, the darker your blush should be. Women with fair complexions usually look best in pink or coral shades, while darker complexions are enhanced by wine or burgundy hues.

STEP 4: Keep daytime blush light in tone. Opt for a heavier application to create a more dramatic evening look.

STEP 5: Match the undertones in your lipstick to the color of your blush. If your lips are red, opt for a pink or reddish cheek color. For pink or rose-colored lips, opt for similar hues in your blush color.

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1 comment:

Jennifae said...

Hi! New follower here! :) Thanks for the great tips! ^_^