1. Keep your face completely straight, no smiling!
2. Line up your finger, sponge or makeup brush with the centre of your pupil and draw an imaginary line down to where your cheekbones start.
3. Using this line as your starting point, apply your blush diagonally upwards along your cheekbones.
By applying blush in this way, the concentration of pigment is dispersed along the high points of your cheekbone. This creates the illusion of a lifted face. On the other hand, adding blush to the apples of your cheeks when smiling means the concentration of colour rests on the lower half of the face once you stop smiling, dragging the face downwards.
Try each method out and see if you can spot the difference for yourself!
Best Blushes To Try ASAP.
OK, now we’ve talked technique, let me run you through some of my all-time fave blushes so you can go forth and enjoy!
First up, we have an oldie but a goodie: theBalm Hot Mama, $27.95.
theBalm Hot Mama is a shimmery pinky/peach compact that really is an all-rounder when it comes to blushes. It compliments bronzer effortlessly and is quite forgiving if you happen to apply it in the wrong areas.
Subtle luminescent pigments milled throughout give the skin an effortless glow that lasts all day (or all night long). It's great for all skin types, but especially oily skin types as powders are excellent at concealing shine throughout wear.