Photo by Chris McDuffie. Hair/Makeup by Me for SBG Designs.
Put aside your highlighter and contour products and bring on the blush this Fall! According to the interwebs, the hot trend for Fall/Winter 2015 is warm peach and rose blush colors. Before I unleash the list of tried and true blushes, let’s first discuss: WTF is blush? And how do I apply it?
While bronzer is generally used to create a tanned look and also for contouring on the face, blush is used to give your cheeks a naturally flushed effect. Blush can give you additional color and dimension as well as make you look alive and radiant.
This photo tutorial from the Byrdie website, will help guide you on blush placement depending on your face shape. When in doubt, brush it—sparingly—up along the cheekbone, using the center of your eye as a guide for your starting point. The upward sweep gives the illusion of pulling your face upward, slimming it.
Tried and True Blushes 2015
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush $35 (Sephora)
NARS Blush $30 (Nordstrom)
Benefit Box O’ Powder Blush $28 (Ulta)
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush $28 (Ulta)
Milani Baked Blush $7 (Walgreens)
Chanel Le Blush Creme De Chanel $38 (Nordstrom)
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge $29 (Macys)
Stila Convertible Color $25 (Sephora)
Jouer Cheek Tint $22 (Jouer.com, Birchbox.com)
NYX Rouge Cream Blush $6 (Target)
NARS Multiple $39 (Nordstrom)
Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick Rosy Blush $22 (Macys)
Boots No7 Tint Stick $10 (Target)
Maybelline Blush Stick $9 (Walgreens)
Armani Maestro Fusion Blush $52 (Nordstrom)
Perricone MD No Blush Blush $35 (Sephora)
Benefit Benetint Cheek and Lip Stain $30 (Ulta)
*You’ll want to match the blush tone to your skin tone- Light, Medium, Dark. To ensure the best match, defer to a professional.
Try the Sephora Classic Mini Multitasker Brush #45.5 $14 –it truly can do it all!
For a bronzer + blush application video tutorial by PixiWoo click Here. (I just love listening to her voice. Bloody hell right!?)