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Published on March 9th, 2016 | by Rima J Pundir

A Brush with Blush

It’s no secret that blush – if applied right – can give your face a runway-like sculpted look. Here are a few blush tricks for gorgeous well-defined cheekbones…

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:

HIKARI BLUSH: Designed to highlight your complexion, our weightless blush can be used lightly for a fresh look or layered for a dramatic look!. An effortless application to the cheekbones that lasts all day! CLICK HERE to view product

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

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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