Monday, August 2, 2010

Look of the Week- Flushed Cheeks

Summer is a great time to go for this look because most people don't wear a ton of makeup in the summer. Cream blushes should be applied after foundation but before setting powder. First, brighten skin all over with a slightly shimmery foundation—you can make it yourself by adding a few drops of liquid bronzer to your normal base. Then rub rosy cream blush on the apples of your cheeks and blend it back along your cheekbones using a few fingers—the heat of that skin-on-skin contact will cause the blush to melt beautifully. You can also try stippling on cream blush with a brush- my all-time favorite is Sonia Kashuk's Synthetic Flat Blusher Brush (see photo. Using this brush, I have been able to apply blush even after I apply foundation and setting powder. This brush can be purchased at Target for around $14.99. I prefer NARS or NYX cream blushes but Maybelline's mousse blushes are great too. Have fun and don't forget to try it and send me a photo.

1 comment:

Padeecakes said...

I really like that brush by Sonia. Cream blushes are also great out by the pool--I just like to throw on a tinted moisturizer with SPF and a bit of cream blush. It's very minimal makeup that keeps me from looking blah. I'll see if I get to try this look soon--I'll take pics for you.