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Published on August 16th, 2017 | by Rima J Pundir

Runway Blush Rush

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 BAG PICKS:

Bellapierre Mineral Blush- 4gm : Discover fabulous, good-for-you cheek color. These creamy, super sheer all mineral blushes give you a beautiful, healthy tone that looks natural. Bellapierre Mineral Blush creates a soft, radiant glow for perfect fresh-faced rosy cheeks. Recommended by make-up artists and dermatologists, bellapierre loose mineral blush is suitable for all skin types and conditions from oily skin to dry, mature types and even the most sensitive. CLICK HERE to view the products

Makeup Revolution The Matte Effect Concealer Stick : Matte and very creamy, packing all the coverage you need to depend on. An all round concealer providing a matte finish covering all imperfections. Definitely a product which should be part of your daily makeup routine for quick and easy coverups. CLICK HERE to view the product

SUGAR As Nude As It Gets Spf15 Compact : When is makeup not really makeup? When is makeup seen only in the look of wonder on those around you and heard only in the compliments you receive for your strikingly radiant skin? To answer these, try out the much-awaited new SUGAR As Nude As It Gets SPF 15 Compact that gives your skin a natural, luminous yet matte finish with its ultra-lightweight velvet formulation. It’s difficult to predict what you’ll actually fall in love with more – its uber-portable design, its concealed sponge applicator or its weightless formulation that provides buildable coverage you’ll never do without again. Our guess? All these and more! CLICK HERE to view the product

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