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Creating that perfect flush: Tips for best blush practices

Now that your summer tan is a distant memory, there are some makeup necessities to keep you looking fresh and awake. One of the most important makeup tools to have in your arsenal is blush. This cosmetic adds that extra flush that all of us ladies need to get that flawless, glowing skin. Here are a few tips to ensure you get your best glow!

Make it look natural

Blush is not supposed to be a statement cosmetic. In fact, people should not even realize you have it on. The too-pink or red look can make people take a double take – and not in a good way!

The way to make blush look its best is to find the right formula for you. If you have skin on the oily side, use a powder formula, and those who have drier skin should stick with cream blushes for the best results.

Primer can be used here, too!

Since we do not all have lovely, even, never-red or blotchy skin, we may need some extra help when it comes to giving off this appearance (I know I do). The solution? Primer! A great primer will give a smooth and even base for the blush to work with. Plus, this will ensure the color stays put throughout your day.

Work with your face shape

If you are one of those blessed beauties with high cheekbones, you get to smile while putting on your blush – literally! Just show off those pearly whites in your mirror and brush blush on the apples of your cheeks to highlight those feminine cheekbones.

Those who want to thin out a rounder face should start their blush at the apples and then brush along the cheekbones to the temples. Have the opposite issue? Use circular motions to the center of your cheeks and straight back to your ears. If you have a longer face, brush the blush from apples to temples and add a touch to your chin to make it look shorter.

Want it to stay all day? Layer!

You may now be a pro at applying blush, but what good is it when 5 p.m. rolls around and your flush is gone? To make your pink cheeks last longer, layer a little cream blush, let dry and then dust some powder to make it last!

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Lauren Stewart
By: Lauren Stewart

Lauren Stewart is a freelancer writer from Michigan. She enjoys writing about beauty, health and fitness! She is passionate about learning new ways to take control of her health and wellness and is a makeup and skincare junkie! You can contact her by emailing