Not all of us wake up with a lovely natural rosy glow in our cheeks. Sometimes it takes a little help to get a gorgeous, pink cheeked look that suggests good health and inner radiance. We’ve come up with some helpful tips to get beautiful cheeks from morning to night.
Take a bath
There are few things as soothing as soaking in a warm, fragrant bath. Have a bath before applying your makeup and use bath salts and scented oils to make the experience even more enjoyable. Whilst in the bath, cleanse your face gently and pat it dry rather than rubbing it. When you get out of the bath look at the areas where your cheeks are naturally rosy as this is where you should apply blush when putting on your makeup.
After your bath
Use a moisturiser on your face and let it dry in. Then apply a thin makeup base or foundation onto your face. This will even out your complexion.
Pick a natural-looking powder blush. Try and avoid ones that look heavy, glittery, or too dark. If you have light skin, look for tones with rose colour in them. Those with darker skin should look for a richer and deeper shade of blush. Generally, blushes with orange-tint in them aren’t very flattering for anyone.
Using a high quality, clean makeup brush, apply powder blush. Do not use cotton balls or tissues to apply powder as using them can give cheeks a blotchy and uneven look.
Sweep the brush over the apples of your cheeks, working up towards the hairline. Apply the colour in three to five strokes on each cheek, but no more than that. You should try and avoid the overdone look and instead opt for natural looking cheeks.
Give your cheekbones and brow bones a beautiful glow by using a highlighting powder to apply a shimmery look to them.
Extra tips on blush
For those that prefer a cream blush, remember to use sparingly. Put a little bit on your finger tips and smooth into the skin from the center of the cheekbone toward the hairline. Rub in the blush, blending it evenly into your skin so that no hard edges can be seen.
If you have dry skin, cream or stick blush is recommended, particularly in winter months when blush can flake off.
For those with fair-skin, consider using a light base coat of cream blush and then adding a light covering of a powder blush. After this, applying a translucent powder with a large brush can give a natural and beautiful look.