With so many shades of makeup available, it’s difficult to know what will suit you the best. Different colors and textures are better suited to different people, different hair and eye colors, and different eyebrow tones. Here are ten tips to help you choose the right blusher and bronzer, and how to apply it, so that you can make the most of your natural beauty:
1. Shades of blusher for fair skin
With a blusher, you are aiming to create a healthy and natural glow to your cheeks. The simple rule to remember is that the fairer your skin is naturally, the lighter the color of your blush should be. With fair skin, if you chose a shade of blusher that is too dark, you will look like a painted doll or a clown!
2. Shades of blusher for darker skin
For warmer, darker complexions, you should try using blusher with warm undertones like peach, coral and orange to create a natural looking glow. If you are feeling a bit more daring, then could also try bronze or copper shades, with a little bit of shimmer.
3. Bronzer for fair skin
Bronzer brings warmth to any complexion, but with fair skin, again, you need to be very careful not to go too dark. The effect should be a fresh glow and it shouldn’t look too dark against the rest of your skin.
4. Bronzer for medium complexions
For those with medium complexions, bronzer with a little touch of shimmer can look really good. A warm color with a slight shimmer can look fantastic in the summer sun. But, be warned, shimmer can look a bit out of place on a cold winter’s day.
5. Bronzer for darker complexions
If you have a naturally dark complexion or have a tan, then you can try some metallic gold, bronze or copper shades of bronze. The sparkle will look fantastic on your darker skin and you can use some on your shoulders and collarbone too.
6. Powder blusher vs cream or gel blusher
Powder based blusher is better for oily or normal skin, while gels and creams are better for dry skin. Apply powder blusher with a short and fluffy brush and when applying gel use your finger or a sponge. In both cases blending in well is important to keep it all looking natural.
7. What to do if you apply too much blusher?
Too much blusher and you won’t look natural, but don’t panic, you don’t need to wipe everything off and start again. Blot some tissue over the blusher, to remove the excess and then dust over with some face powder to tone down the color.
8. When applying Bronzer, think about the sun
To make the bronze look as natural, as possible, think about how the sun would shine on your face. Bronzer looks best when it is applied lightly on the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin; all the places where the sun would catch you on a sunny day.
9. Pull faces when applying blusher and bronzer
Firstly, when applying blusher, make sure that you dust any excess off the brush, before it gets anywhere near your face, to avoid fallout in the wrong places. Then, smile and apply the blush to the apples of your cheeks, brushing upwards towards your ears. Then pull a fish face and apply bronzer to the hollows of your cheeks to emphasize natural shadows of your face, giving it more structure and definition.
10. Less is best
Leave the bold statements for your eyes and your lips. Both bronzer and blush should be used sparingly; use only the shades that perfectly blend in with your natural skin tone.
How to apply bronzer and blush like a pro? Do you have some other tips?