From Head To Toe: How to Apply Blush & Highlighter
Answer:: Finish prepping the skin and let all products sink in/dry. Whether you’re just wearing moisturizer, tinted moisturizer, or foundation, you want all these products to be applied before you to get to blush. (Though, you can always switch it up and wear an intense blusher before foundation–but after moisturizer–and then lightly apply foundation on top.
One of my very favorite makeup items in all of existence is blush. Isn't it funny that we try so hard to cover up our rosy red cheeks when we become embarrassed, but then try to mimic that flush with makeup? I think there's something quite charming and attractive about a beautifully applied blush that can't be replaced by anything else in a makeup routine. Even with no other makeup on, it brings a liveliness to the face that I really adore.
There are plenty of techniques used to give us that effervescent, lit-from-within glow that we all seek but I've found one which is easy to master while helping to slim and contour the face at the same time...
Obviously, you can experiment with different blush shades to achieve this natural flush to match your own skintone as well. Paler skinned ladies might want to try pinks and mauves while I find tanned and deeper skinned women to generally look great with peaches and bronzes.
You can also see the sheen at the top of my cheeks from where I used my Diorskin Shimmer Powder which catches the light in a really flattering way.
Answer:: A blush brush will help to place and blend the blush perfectly. Next, pick a color that looks natural on you and then apply it to the apples of your cheeks blending up along you check bones. To create even more depth to your cheeks try applying contour (a darker color) starting at your jaw bone joint and blending in a downward motion to.
Another favorite highlighting product of mine is my NYX Mosaic Powder in Highlighter which is a product I've loved for years. You can see my first swatch of it in an old 2009 post here . There are no shimmers in it but it imparts a lovely iridescent glow without looking frosty or chalky. Obviously, at $8 (currently on sale at Ulta for under $5 ) it's a great choice for those who are budget-conscious as well.
beautiful! i'll keep the triangle shape in mind. my main problem is applying blush after i've concealed my blemishes with concealer and foundation. whether it's powder or cream blush, the concealer always seems to rub off with my brush or fingers. how could i avoid this problem? because applying brush over dark marks just makes them darker. :(
my favourite blush for a while was nars orgasm (what a surprise!), then i really got into tarte exposed as well! right now my favourite is the cream blush by mufe in nip slip.
Answer:: Suck your lips in like a fish face and brush upwards. Gently sweep brush on cheeks in a circular motion
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Sometimes concealers (especially creamier ones) tend to grab at pigment in blush so what I would do is after concealer, set with a translucent powder first. Then, when you apply the blush on top it doesn't soak into the concealer. Instead of swiping powder, gently tap it from the side of the brush onto your face so it doesn't move the concealer around. Hope that helps!
I'm going to try this out w/a highlighter since my face is naturally red. Not a good thing. haha but I was wondering for your next video if you can do something for concealer. I would get like 1-2 zits once in awhile and I can never hide them well. I'm not sure if its b/c its dry or what but it cakes up so I just ended up leaving it alone w/o concealer =(
Love the glow from this look btw! <3
Answer:: to lengthen a round face apply to the high cheek bone area towards the side of the eye. to shorten a long face apply to the actual cheek below eyes. mauves/light bronze are good for olive tones. red/deep bronze good for dark tones
Love all your videos, and this one helped me a lot!
I've been reaching for tarte's exposed all the time now and ignoring all my other blushes (which I have a lot of!) For a highlighter I've been using MAC's MSF in lightscapade but I also have the Dior Amber Diamond but haven't been able to break into the pot yet. ;)
Thanks for the tutorial, it was great. :) I like your videos and I find them really helpful. You're really pretty too!
I was just wondering if you could do a review on the Maybeline master shape eyebrow pencil? I was thinking of getting it. I'm asian too and I have the same shade eyebrows as you except its a little lighter. I was just wondering what worked for you because I am in Korea at the moment and the Maybeline counters here don't sell the Master Shape eyebrow pencil! I wanted to order from America but it takes a long time and it will take a long time to reach me (and I don't think Maybeline ships to Korea), so I was wondering if I could see if it works out for you first?
Thanks a lot! :)
Hi! I've never commented before but I read your blog a lot.
Answer:: There is a fine art to applying blush. What you should do is apply just enough of it that it's not underdone, then apply a little more until it's just short of being overdone. The you're done - not over or under, but done.
With that said... I've been doing highlighting wrong all this time, lol. I would put a bunch of highlighter underneath my eye and my mom would always tell me I looked so funny! I chalked that up to her not knowing anything about makeup, guess I was wrong, eeps. :x I'm glad you made this video!
Hi Jenn ,
I think I'm around the same skintone as you but dryer and I'm chinese. I know you love tarte's exposed but do you have any of the other...