How To Choose The Right Blush


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How To Choose The Right Blush

A blush is often considered to be a wonder makeup; do you know why? Well, that is because no matter how pale your skin may look, a few strokes with your blush brush would give you a glow like never before. However, it is important that you invest in the right shade as per your requirements. This article is dedicated to all those beautiful ladies who get confused as soon as they enter the cosmetic shop and see an array of blush shades in a variety of types! With the help of a few simple tips, choosing the right kind of blush and the right shade of blush is going to be quite an easy task.

How to apply Blush

How To Choose Blush Color That Looks Natural On Your Skin:

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• Are you fond of going for aerobic workouts? Well, next time you go for your aerobic session, do not forget to watch the color of your cheeks! Try to get hold of a blush shade akin to this color and you will look absolutely natural whenever you apply this shade on your cheeks.
• There is little to worry if you are not an aerobic enthusiast. All you need to do is to bend down so that you can touch your toes with the help of your fingers for a couple of minutes. Your face gets a natural tinge and a blush of this color would be perfect for you if you want a natural look.

How To Choose Blush Color- A Few Random Tips To Remember:

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• Coral, beige and shades of pink look great if you are naturally fair.
• If your skin tone is dark, go for darker shades of blush. You can go for shades of burgundy and wine apart from bronze and plum.
• For skin tone that hinges on being yellowish, warm brown shades would be nice.
• Is your skin sun tanned? Choose from shades of apricot and orange.
• If warm trendy colors like olive green, peach, red and pink suit you, pick a blush in earthy tomes like bronze, warm red and brown.
• If you look cool in fashionable colors like green, lavender and water tones like aqua and blue, invest in blushes of pastel pink, crimson, rose, peach and wine colors.
• For an everyday use, go for soft shades of peach, pink and apricot.
• You may also consider matching your blush shade with the color of your lipstick.

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It is equally important for you to maintain the right intensity of blush color. Hence, while you choose from the different blush shades available, keep the following pointers in mind:

• If your skin tone is fair, the intensity of your blush should be light to medium.
• If your skin tone is deep, the intensity of your blush should be medium to deep.
• If your skin tone is medium, the intensity of your blush should be medium too.

How To Choose the Right Kind of Blush Based on Skin Type:

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There are diverse choices when it comes to blushes and therefore, you might find it very confusing while you think of investing in the right kind. Here are a few tips that would help you out:

• If your skin type is oily and you crave for a blush which should last longer on your cheeks, go for a powder blush.
• If you have a skin type that can be well described as oily to normal, go for gel blushes.
• Is your skin dry? Choose from the variety of cream blushes which are easily available at your cosmetic shop.

How To Choose the Right Kind of Blush Based on Effect:

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• If you want a blush which dries fast, go for a tint blush.
• If you want a blush to give your cheeks a translucent and natural effect while keeping your skin hydrated, a cream blush will be the best for you.
• Do you want a blush to add a glittery shine for parties at night? Choose a shimmer blush in the right shade.
• If you want your blush to impart pure glow to your skin without the shimmery effect, invest in a gel blush.
• If you want a blush which would ensure a smooth and hassle-free application, perhaps nothing can be better than a powder blush!

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60 thoughts on “How To Choose The Right Blush

  1. Nice compilation jomo akka :makeup: :))

    btw: If deepika padukone had smaller eyes,shorter nose and thinner lips then she would’ve looked like a clone to that model in the last pic! :stars: :stars: :stars: is it just me or every one can see that! :dumb: :dumb: :dumb:

    1. gel blush, apt for normal-oily skin, is harder to apply than cream blush which is better for dry skin types! cream blush is more creamy while gel blush generally isnt! :thanks: the application type however is often similar!

        1. hey!! as i hav already told Taps, i think u can look for gel blush with Clinique and Revlon! u may check out once 😉

  2. :thanks: somreeta! just yest., i was thinking of doing some research on blushes…i have never used a blush n was confused on what would be appropriate for my skin. you saved me so much of time n effort!! :puchhi:

  3. I’ve heard this a lot that if you want to know the natural color of your cheeks then pinch them or see after a workout…but I don’t even see any color on my face?! :-/ :-/
    Or maybe I am not able to find out the right color?? 😐 😐

    1. well Akshi…could be u r finding it difficult to differentiate..!! if these things r not working for u..try noticing the color change when you step out in xtreme cold or xtreme hot weather!

  4. :thanks: somreeta for such a nice post…really needed something like this… only problem is am not at all sure bout my complexion :struggle: ?? i mean its not pale,its fair..bt not exactly of it..i don know wat wheatish actually mean :waiting: :waiting: ? so really confused in this area.. :chewnails

    1. err…..sukanya….i treid to figure out from ur DP but could not! 🙁 ..wat u can do is, u ask ur friends and tell them not to be biased. conduct a survey and see if that helps. in ur DP however, ur looking fair only 🙂

  5. gr8 help somi! i understood quite a bit from it. hopefully next time i go shopping, it won’t be overwhelming like last time. still i guess i’ll need to experiment a bit to find wat exactly i need. thsi is a gr8 starter.
    thankoooooooooooo dearyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!! :teddy: :cute: :-* :handshake:

  6. Reallyyy Helpful Som.. I was looking for something like thhis to decide.. :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: how to choose a blush.. :makeup: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: and there is your article.. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  7. i loved the last part of the article the most, somreeta. It’s like handy quick tips to revise kinds..

    good morning every one. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  8. awesome article..i love blushes & bronzers.. :yahoo: :yahoo: I love corals (dont have one though), pinks and beiges. :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: I have the NYC Color wheel mosaic face powder and its really pretty cool. :pompom: :pompom: there was a super article either from rati or someone else about application as well. all in all, really useful stuff..thanks.

  9. Very useful article Somreeta…bending down and finding out the appropriate blush is a great idea :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

  10. :waytogo: nice article somreeta, its helpful for ppl like me who are new to makeup..

    BTW, on your AM Triphla Shampoo review i told na, that i have itchy scalp after using the shampoo.. Now i find the real Culprit.. :phoolan: its bacause of Himalaya Protein Hair Cream.. After stopped using that cream, the itchiness also stopped..
    It was not beacuse of Triphla Shampoo :stars:

      1. hi gurpreet! Thank u 🙂
        and thanks a lot Aruna! :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: so sweet of helping out Gurpreet when i wasnt around to reply 🙂

  11. Thank you sooo much for this article,Somreeta! Very useful for me since I have yet to get my first blush! :dumb:
    Your articles are all soo nice! :love: :jaiho: :puchhi:

  12. This is a very nice article and very essential for some one like me. I was over enthu and ended up buying a couple of blushes that didn’t show up on my skin at all !!!

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