How to Properly Apply Highlighter or Blush - Contouring Your Face

Jan 29, 2016

Correctly applying blush as part of your makeup routine can add so much to improve and highlight your facial features. For instance, if you have a round face, blush can elongate your face. If you have sunken cheek bones or cheek bones that are not prominent, blush can define your cheekbones and give dimension.

How to Apply Highlighter or BlushThere are several components to consider when choosing a highlighter or blush. The primary factor is selecting the right color and the second is selecting the right blush for your skin type.

When selecting your blush,  pick a blush shade that is correct for your skin tone. Additionally, stay away from blushes that are too bright, too dark or too pale for your skin tone. Below are a few tips to help you choose the right color.

Highlighters and Blush Color:

Fair skin tones are most appropriate to pink, tawny, and beige blushes. For olive to yellow skin tones, try blushes in copper, almond and warm brown shades. Also, tanned skin frequently looks best with warm colors like peach, coral, apricot and orange. Considering the depth of the blush, bolder colors for darker skin and softer colors for fair skin will help you achieve a natural glow.

In general, bolder colors for darker skin and softer colors for fair skin will help you achieve a natural glow.

Highlighters and Blush Type:

The blush comes in a variety of textures such as creams, powders and gels.

Powder blushe gives a natural looking finish. It is easy to apply, goes on smoothly and blends well. Apply with a wide brush after you have applied your basics or powder. Select a texture that is sheer and can easily build up.

Application: I recommend a wide, good quality brush. To guarantee an even application, tap the excess blush off the brush before applying to the face. A good brush will give you an excellent application and follow the normal bends of the cheek bone. Smile in the mirror and apply the blush to the fatty part of the cheek going upward and back, mix as you apply. A good tip is to apply blush where shading naturally arises. Use short up-and-down vertical strokes while moving toward the top of your ear. Consider a teardrop shape with the more slender part at the top and the wider part pointing toward your nose.

Cream blushes are oil-free. To give a more precise and even result, apply with fingertips.  Cream blushes blend easily and provide a natural result.  Furthermore, a cream blush is recommended for the dry and mature skin as it blends smoothly.

The Blush Palette from Aniise Natural Skin Care & Cosmetics is mineral, highly pigmented and soft.  It is perfect for adding dimension and highlighting the cheek bones.  It is recommended for all skin types.