Achieving a healthy glow can be a challenge, especially on those mornings when you’re short on sleep and have limited time to get ready. But with a few expert makeup tips and tricks, you can look fresh and radiant in no time. One of the best ways to add a natural flush to your face is with blush. Here are some tips from experts on how to use blush to achieve a radiant glow over 40:
- Choose a blush that matches your skin tone. A blush that’s too light or too dark can look unnatural, so it’s important to find one that matches your skin tone as closely as possible.
- Use a fluffy brush to apply blush. A fluffy brush will help you apply the blush more evenly and softly, giving you a more natural look.
- Smile while applying blush. When you smile, your cheeks naturally lift, making it easier to apply blush to the right spot.
- Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks. The apples of your cheeks are the roundest part of your cheeks when you smile, and this is where you should apply your blush for a natural look.
“Enhance Your Foundation”
Before applying blush to your skin, it’s important to take a little time to prepare it properly. According to Dr. Anna Chacon, a dermatologist and writer at MyPsorasisTeam, using a good primer can make a big difference in the appearance of your skin. She suggests blending one pump of foundation with one drop of Miracle Glow Pro Universal Highlighter to create a luminous base. It’s important to not overuse concealer, Dr Chacon advises to apply only on the areas where it is truly needed, such as under the eyes or on flushed cheeks, rather than covering the entire face with it.
“Incorporate the use of liquid, cream, and gel blushes in your makeup routine.”
According to Dr. Chacon, liquid, cream, and gel formulations of blush are typically recommended over powder. This is because powder blushes can settle into pores, fine wrinkles, and dry skin, making it obvious that the person is wearing makeup. On the other hand, liquid or gel blushes, which have a texture that closely resembles the skin, can create a subtle, natural-looking flush of color that is well-suited for older or drier skin types.
Furthermore, these formulations tend to blend more easily, resulting in a smoother and more seamless finish. It is also important to choose a blush that complements your skin tone for the most natural appearance.
Strategically apply blush to enhance your facial features.
“If you’ve been struggling to understand where to apply blush, Dr. Chacon suggests a new technique to enhance your facial features. Instead of applying it to the apples of your cheeks, start by your ear and blend towards the outer corner of your eye, focusing on the outer corner of your cheekbone. Additionally, for a more balanced look, add a subtle touch of color near your temples and towards the center of your forehead to balance out the width of your forehead with your chin.”
When time is of the essence, but you still want to achieve a radiant appearance, try using a liquid, cream, or gel blush that matches your skin tone. With just a few minutes of application, you can easily enhance your complexion and features.