In my not-so-humble opinion, I think that blush is the most underrated cosmetic. The eyes and lips seem to get all of the attention. But I am opening up my window and screaming “I LOVE BLUSH”!
Blush has the ability to make you look healthy and rested. If applied correctly you look as if you just ran around the block! I have seen blush turn pasty into peaches and cream, sallow into glowing, blah becomes vibrant and tired becomes vital.
The other ah-mazing thing about blusher is that it adds dimension to your face and can highlight your fabulous bone structure. Have your ever noticed how after applying foundation your skin looks even but your face looks flat? Properly applying blush can help to accentuate your cheekbones and add dimension to your face. When used in combination with a bronzer – watch out because you can have Gisele-like cheekbones! If you are tired, sick, hungover (who me?),or just having a bad face day, blush can save you. Your cheekbones never look tired so throw on some sunglasses, pop on your blush and head out to face the world.
In bridal beauty, blush can be crucial since a bride is generally wearing a white, ivory, or champagne gown. Blush can prevent one from looking washed out and put the “glow” into the glowing bride.
But hold on, there are a few things to be aware of when choosing a blush for your wedding day. First, you if you are one of those people who flush easily, you will be flushing a lot on your wedding day. In this case, look for the palest of blushes and use it sparingly. Make sure to use bronzer on and under your cheekbone to help add dimension and warmth to your face without over using blush. For those of you who are ruddy or have rosacea, skip the blush. Apply foundation or tinted moisturizer and then use a light bronzer to help define your cheekbones. The bronzer will also help to mask the undesirable redness and just make a face look healthy instead of uncomfortably flushed.
Second, don’t use blush with shimmer in it on your wedding day. Your face will appear “greasy” in photos. You can use a little shimmer as a highlight right on your cheekbones, but forego an all over blush color with shimmer.
Third, if you already have a lot of pink in your cheeks go for a peach or coral. This will give you that great healthy glow without making you look like a doll.