A little rouge goes a long way. At least that’s what our grandmother tells us and we haven’t been able to prove her wrong yet. When we brush a dreamy pink hue across the apples of our cheeks our confidence rises. We experience the type of excitement usually reserved for when we wear coloured eyeliner. Because mastering a bright, flushed cheek means we can play the bashful card when our current crush says hi or simply get that ‘touched by the sun’ look any day of the week.
The trick to pulling off blush the right way? Finding the right blush colour and product texture for your skin tone. When you apply the wrong rouge your makeup instantly enters the clown zone. But the right colour to accent your skin tone will make your Friday night makeup, and just about everything else in life, that much better. That's why we've enlisted seasoned makeup artist Ashleigh Ciucci to reveal the definitive guide to blush shades, textures, and techniques for each skin tone. So take grandma’s words to heart, and our expert tips below, and you'll be well on your way to always picking the right blush! P.S. Make sure you check out our Pinktastic Baked Blush, it matches every skin tone.
Before you hit the "buy" button on that practically-made-for-you blush, consider the texture Ciucci urged. "Think cream for normal to dry skin and powder for normal to oily types." Here's why: like a moisturiser, velvety formulas will absorb into the skin better and add much-needed hydration. Powder varieties can help mop up excess oil and sweat sitting on the skin. So you're getting the most out of the makeup – while also doing right by your complexion! Now, find your ideal shades of blush according to your skin tone.
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