Sunday Savers – Save Yourself From Bad Blushing

January 23rd, 2011

I was watching the news the other day and a story came on about an ailing political celeb. Local folks might know who I’m talking about. I shall not name names. But her last name rhymes with Shmennedy.

Anyway, there was a society video of said woman and, in it, she looked really fantastic for her age. Which is a bubble off of 175 years, I believe.

Although looking great in this clip, there was one thing. Or should I say two things. Two giant blobs of rouge (or blush, as the kids call it these days), one on each cheek a-la-Raggedy-Ann.

Why do women seem to not be able to apply blush with a light hand? Let’s talk apples not oranges, OK?

Smile. See the little bumps that your cheeks become, right under your eyes? Those are the apples. Put the blush there.

There’s a quick trick to where you should you put your cheek color.

Take two fingers and place them vertically next to your nose. Where the sides of your outer finger ends…that’s where your color goes. Put most of your color there, with just one sweep up the cheekbones.

Here are a few more tips:

  • Use buildable colors that aren’t too intense right off the bat. If you don’t, you’re fighting an uphill battle from the beginning.
  • Try to find a formula that you can control, so that you don’t look like an B-n-B escaped clown. Gels and liquid stain can be tough to manage. I actually stay away from these completely. The edges can be difficult to blend and you have to work quickly.
  • Cream blush with a powder on top works well. That way if you get too much cream, you can tone it down with lighter powder.
  • I usually use a powder blush over face powder; a cream blush (my favorite is The Multiple Orgasm by NARS) over cream foundation. This way I feel like I’m comparing apples to apples. So to speak.
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