I’d say blush and lipstick are the two makeup products I look at the most. I love trying new colors and formulas.
I tend to wear powder blush on a daily basis but anytime I venture into the cream category I always think to myself “why don’t I wear cream blush more often?” It seems like it’s a little bit harder to overdo, and it looks so natural.
Sticking with similar textures when you are applying makeup will help ensure that your makeup will wear really well, and also blend nicely. So, it’s not a hard and fast rule to follow what I suggest below, but it’s an easy way to ensure your blush will blend nicely and not look like it’s “sitting on top of” the rest of your makeup.
1. Revlon Powder Blush in Oh! Baby Pink, 2. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 Hour Blush in Blissful (or really any color because they are all gorgeous), 3. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush, 4. Sonia Kashuk Blusher Brush, 5. Real Techniques Stippling Brush, 6. L’Oreal Visible Lift Blush in Rose Gold Lift (a personal favorite), 7. Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Peach Satin, 8. Sonia Kashuk Duo-Fiber Brush, 9. Sonia Kashuk Creme Blush in Rosey
Powder blush is best applied with a brush. Oftentimes drugstore blush comes with a tiny little square brush in it. Do yourself a favor and throw that brush away! A proper blush brush is going to give you a prettier, more natural finish instead of painting long strokes of color on your cheeks with the kit brush.
When it comes to cream blush, use your fingers or a stippling brush. Using your fingers is the likely the easiest and quickest way to blend in cream blush, but a stippling brush can be a great alternative for those with oily or sensitive skin. The dirt and oil from your fingertips should be avoided at all cost when your skin is sensitive or acne-prone.
lip color: L’Oreal Glossy Balm in Innocent Coral
In the end, it truly is just a preference when it comes to blush choice, but make sure you give each formula a try to see what you are missing!