Beauty Main­tain a rosy glow with next-gen blushes.

From a youth­ful flush to a bronzy glow, make blush your best as­set

Sunday Herald Sun - Stellar - - Contents -

Blush is make-up’s over­achiever. It in­stantly adds en­ergy to a weary com­plex­ion, mim­ics a youth­ful flush and, in a pinch, it can dou­ble as eye and lip colour. Yet most women still skip it as part of their daily rou­tine.

“It can com­pletely trans­form your com­plex­ion, but the trick is choos­ing the right shade for your skin tone,” says Lancôme na­tional make-up di­rec­tor Lara Srokowski.

Fair tones work with soft pink, coral and peachy blush shades; medium skin tones suit bronze, peach and warm mauves; and darker skin tones pop against fuch­sia, coral and rich berry blush. Pow­der blushes are the most pop­u­lar and tend to last longer, while liq­uid and cream for­mu­las give a more nat­u­ral fin­ish.

Once you’ve got your shade and for­mula, ap­pli­ca­tion is easy.

“A lit­tle blush on the ap­ples of the c cheek lends a sub­tle glow,” ex­plains S Srokowski, who ad­vises smiling to help lo­cate this spot. “And al­ways blend up and out to­wards the tops of the cheek­bones for a lifted ef­fect.” I If you’re more adept, try sweep­ing bronzer un­der the cheek­bones for a more chis­elled look.

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