How to properly apply blush on your face

The tradition of blushing has been known for a long time. Today, blush is one of the main accents in creating a harmonious make-up, which helps to complete it and the skin to look healthy, fresh, glowing and youthful. However, the beauty of make-up can be disturbed by some mistakes incorrectly chosen blush tone or too intense application of this decorative product. Therefore, it is new important to learn how to correctly select blush and apply them. Knowing simple secrets will help you create the perfect make-up for any look. blush on your face

Types of blushes

Blush can differ in texture, color scheme, composition, which affects the quality of the makeup. Therefore, the answer to the question of what to choose depends on the type of skin, personal preferences, the nuances of creating an image and tasks related to the correction of facial features and skin color.

First of all, you need to new understand the types of blushes.

Dry blush is considered the most popular because it is economical, easy to use, easy to blend and long-lasting. Today dry blush comes in four flavors: Compact – the most popular and comfortable, they have a silky texture, they can go down as a transparent veil, or more brightly. For example, the ARTISTRY SIGNATURE COLOR blush in 4 versatile shades is powdery and long-lasting for a matte or glossy finish.

Loose – Ideal for creating a watercolor blush but requires care when using it as it can peel off the brush.

In the form of balls of different shades of the same or different colors – they help to create the most natural makeup, they are applied gently and accurately, since the brush does not take an extra amount of the product.

Baked – the technology of production of this type of blush makes their colors more intense, and the texture – light and smooth, like silk.

Creamy blush – provides a natural yet juicy effect and is durable. Especially suitable for dry skin and undesirable for oily and enlarged pores. Compact – applied with a special brush or sponge. Blush stick – used without a brush or sponge and shaded with your fingers. Suitable for quick makeup, including lips. Best not for oily skin.

Liquid blush – has a relatively light texture, provides a matte effect and is durable. However, it takes skill when working with color.

Gel – applied with a sponge or fingers. At the same time, they are slightly absorbed by the skin, which gives the effect of a translucent blush and radiance. Does not slip or clog pores.

Souffle – reminiscent of a highlighter. Melts from touching the skin, which allows you to create the most natural make-up.

Tint – similar to lip gloss, applied with the existing applicator and quickly shaded.

Cushion (“pillow”) – are color-soaked pads: one touch gives a barely visible blush, a few – a denser color. These blushes can be matte or shimmer. Also suitable for problem skin.

Foam – requires effort due to the difficulties in dosing the product, the need to apply it quickly (the foam dries quickly) and the inability to correct the mistakes made.

Choosing a blush

Today, the range of blush is so great that many find it difficult to choose. Be sure to test a cosmetic product and only then choose, evaluating the following characteristics.

A kind of blush.

Pigment saturation. For example, the ARTISTRY STUDIO ™ Shanghai Edition blush includes micro pigments and microparticles for an even, rich yet long-lasting color.

Whether a compact and loose blush is handy for a brush or sponge.

How quickly gel and liquid blushers dry.

How does the blush fall on the skin, is it easy to shade, gain color intensity and adjust.

How long do they hold on.

Do they contain shimmers or reflective particles. The composition of the Amway blush contains reflective particles, which is important for emphasizing the advantages of the face and correcting imperfections.

Convenience of packaging, the presence of a mirror, brush or sponge.


The presence of useful or, conversely, harmful ingredients. Amway blush contains vitamins A and E, which moisturize and nourish the skin.


Blush brushes

Special brushes and sponges help create a beautiful blush. Their choice depends on what kind of blush is used. It is worth evaluating the shape of the brushes, the material from which they are made, and the elasticity of the pile. Often the box already has a tassel. Of course, this is convenient, but it is better to use it, for example, on the road, and at home you need to have a set of brushes, in which there are exactly those intended for blush. The ARTISTRY Makeup Brush Set includes 7 handmade brushes, including a round goat hair blush brush and a round liquid nylon makeup brush.

If a sponge is used, then it is better to give preference to the Artistry double-sided sponge (latex + velvety finish) or such a new type of sponges as the beauty blender.

Synthetic bristle brushes for foundation and cream blush.

Kabuki brush (round on a small stem), tapered, oval, beveled or flat brushes – for use when applying compact, loose blush or in the form of balls. They easily take just the right amount of blush, apply it with a thin watercolor layer and blend the color well. It is best to use a soft natural bristle brush or a straight cut two-tier mixed bristle brush. In case of allergic reactions, it is worth choosing brushes made of delicate synthetic bristles.

Brush – for applying compact blush.

Synthetic bristle brush – for applying liquid blush.

Fan brush – will help to make the makeup neat: its task is to remove excess powder and blush, if you have noticeably overdone it. With skillful and correct use, this brush can also apply blush – with a light, barely visible veil: for dry ones – from natural bristles, for cream ones – from synthetic ones.

Sponge – for applying cream and liquid blush.

Beauty blender: for cream and liquid blush (in this case, work with its flat tip).

How to choose a blush tone?

Nothing can ruin your makeup as noticeably as a poorly chosen blush tone. In this case, the main clue is given by the skin itself. To do this, you need to slightly pinch your cheeks in the cheekbone area and examine the blush that has come out. In addition, the reference point is the color type, taking into account the natural color of the skin, eyes and hair.

If the skin was touched by a summer tan, then a beige or bronze blush can be applied to the face, 1-2 tones darker than the skin color at the moment. White blush (called “high beam”) can be barely applied above the blush, on the chin, nasal bridge, which gives the face a sleek look and radiance.

Winter (cold color type) – these are girls with white skin, light or dark eyes: brown, green, blue, dark or black hair. All shades of pink are suitable for them, including Soft Rose, Sweet Pink, Peachy Pink blush from the Amway brand, as well as beige and lilac cold colors.

Spring (warm color type) – the beauty of representatives of this color type is devoid of sharp contrasts: light skin, gray or blue, green or green-gray eyes. These are blondes or brown-haired women who will suit makeup made using blush of such tones as salmon, coral, apricot, peach.

Summer (cold color type) – the charm of these women lies in the soft, calm beauty: hazel eyes or gray, white transparent skin, light brown hair. They need a beige or cool pink blush to create the perfect look.

Autumn (warm color type) is a special charm of a bright appearance: brown, blue, green-brown eyes in combination with golden hair of various shades. For those with fair skin, it is better to use blush with apricot, peach, salmon shades. The dark ones should try terracotta, golden brown, coral options.

How to apply blush step by step

It happens that a woman cannot determine what her face shape is, or even tries not to think about it at all. In this case, follow simple universal rules, guided by the description and photo step by step.

Step 1. Even out the new skin tone with a foundation.

Step 2. With a brush (use a round fluffy kabuki brush), brush over the blush palette, then blow off excess tone from it, which will allow the color to be applied more naturally, avoiding unnecessary brightness.

Step 3. Smile to correctly apply the blush on the “apples” of the cheeks (the part of the face that quickly turns red in the cold). This should be done in a new circular motion. Apply liquid and cream blush with multiple dots.

Step 4. Next, the movement of the brush should go parallel to the tail of the eyebrow.

Step 5. Blend the blush, directing the movements of the brush or sponge along the line of the cheekbones towards the ears and temples.

Step 6. If the color is too bright, you can correct the oversight with powder. But this is only possible when working with dry blush. Cream and liquid blush will need to be rinsed off.

How to apply blush, taking into account the shape of the face Interestingly, the way blush is applied is constantly changing. Currently, the trend is to blend the blush towards the temples. However, it is more important not to follow fashion, but to do makeup, taking into account individual characteristics, including the new shape of the face, in order to correct imperfections. In modeling the contours of the face, the Golden Light tone of the ARTISTRY SIGNATURE COLOR blush is indispensable.

Oval face – blush is applied to the cheekbones: a smile is enough to define this place.

Round face – the color (no shimmer!) Is applied to the sunken parts of the cheekbones, while the line extends downward and ends at the lip line. Additionally, the tone is placed on the line from the ponytail of the eyebrows up to the hair at an angle of 30 degrees, which visually makes the face narrower.

Square face – more intense color should be on the cheekbones: it should be extended towards the top of the auricle and the wings of the nose. A lighter tone is applied to the chin. This will give the wider face a more harmonious look.

Rectangular face – blush is applied to the cheekbones, the tone is applied and shaded to the corners of the eyes. The color lays down on the lower cheekbones and sides of the forehead, as if concealing the “corners” and creating an oval. The shape of the applied blush resembles a triangle.

Triangular face – blush is applied to the widest part of the cheekbones and shaded to the temples, as well as on the forehead above the temples.

Little secrets of ruddy cheeks

When creating makeup, the shape of the face is very important. However, there are many delicate topics related to the beauty of the face: one wants to emphasize, the other is to be veiled.

Be aware that if there are even small rashes on the skin, then it is better to refuse blush, as they can emphasize imperfections.

A large nose will look more graceful if you make just one touch of the blush brush to the tip of the nose or run it along the bridge of the nose.

The cheekbones will become taller if you apply a darker blush than the main tone to the part of the cheekbones that will be lowest when the cheeks are pulled in. On the border with the eye area, it is advisable to apply a lighter tone with a shimmer, which will highlight the beauty of the eyebrows and eyes. Remember to shade carefully!

You can accentuate the brightness of your eyes by applying blush to your earlobes.

The lifting effect is inherent in the blush applied under the jawline. A barely noticeable application of blush to the mid-neck area (on which, as well as on the face, foundation has already been applied) will make the makeup look natural, without abrupt transitions.

Applying blush to the middle of the neck helps to make the neck visually longer. They should be 1-2 tones lighter than those used for the face. Shimmer shine is more suitable for young skin.