FAB BAG Magazine

Published on August 7th, 2014 | by Rima J Pundir

‘Blush’ like it’s the runway!

There’s nothing bashful about the standout trend of rich, flushed/bronzed cheeks– think a beautiful, wind-beaten, just-got-back-from-the-hills, “pahadi” look.

Fresh-faced models with flushed cheeks are all over the runways, and blushing has never looked so good.

For fair skin:

Take inspiration from Michael Kors, and opt for an Après-ski look with cherry-flushed cheeks.

  1. Use a sponge to blend a reddish cream blush or lipstick from the apple of the cheek down to the jaw line.
  2. Use a buffer blush to blend patchy-spots, and complete the look.
  3. Pair with: Cherry lips and nude eyes.

For wheatish skin:

Borrow from Rodarte and Dolce & Gabbana, and go Grecian-bold with heavy bronzed cheeks and light, nude lips

  1. Use a warm, shimmery bronze blush, smile, and apply on the apples of your cheeks, sweeping upwards (we like Lancome’s Tropiques Minerale) to bronze cheekbones.
  2. Use a buffer blush to blend patchy-spots, and complete the look.
  3. Pair with: Light-gold eye shadow, mascara, and glossy, nude lips.

For dusky skin:

Look to Nina Ricci for contoured cheeks, and deep, red lips – perfect for a night out, and with Indian attire and your favourite gold jewellery.

  1. Contour cheekbones by sweeping the brush in a C-shape around the apples of your cheek (as you smile), and stretch up to the temples.
  2. Use a buffer blush to blend patchy-spots, and complete the look.
  3. Pair with: Deep, red lips, and heavily mascara-ed eyes.

Tips & tricks:

  1. Use cream-based blushes for best results – these blend better, and let natural skin texture show (without looking gunky).
  2. Pick a rusty rose tone or a soft pink – these colours work well with most skin tones; deeper skin tones could go for peachy, gold, or apricot colours for a slightly sun kissed appearance.

Fab Blushes we love:

1) DEBORAH MILANO NATURAL BLUSH: Natural Blush is enriched with precious gem dust: Amethyst,Mother-of-Pearl, Coral, Tourmaline, Amber, Jade and Ruby. A real treat we say. CLICK HERE to view this product

2) NATIO BLUSHER:  A versatile powder blush to highlight your complexion with a natural healthy glow. Universally flattering shades with earthy undertones so it looks like your glow is coming from within. CLICK HERE to view this product

3) PURELY PRO BLUSH: soft blush powder comes in a special light texture which glides on smoothly and evenly. The sheer formula is lightweight and highly pigmented providing the perfect product to enhance the cheek bones and create contours. CLICK HERE to view product.


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