Blush Is Back!
Have you ever had a makeup day where you just don't look “right?” I'm not great at applying make up which is probably why I don't wear much of it ( excluding lipsticks. I love lipstick, my current fave a fabulous nude shade from Spa Ceylon, but that for another article!). There is one product that I think that can pull your entire makeup look together, blush.
For years, blush has taken a back seat while the beauty world obsessed over straight brows, matte lips, blinding highlights and glittery shadows. Now, ladies are finally giving some love to the cheeks as blush is slowly but surely becoming a hot trend. The age-old questions: where do I apply blush? How do I apply it? How do I avoid looking like a clown? All valid questions. Blush, like highlighter, draws the eye towards it, so you want to be careful where you dust it on. Identifying and knowing your face shape helps with this.
Before we get to that, you might be asking: “but what is blush actually used for?!” Don't fret, friend. Blush is commonly used to give the skin a glowing, more youthful appearance that also highlights the cheeks. Ever had the “My you're looking drawn, are you ill” comment from a friend or relative? Blush will ward off people who are “worried” about your health.
On a round face, dust it along your cheekbones to your ear. This will make your face look slimmer. Hot tip: if you want your face to appear longer, place some blush on your chin (just a dab) and blend out!
For a heart-shaped face, apply it just below the apples of your cheeks and blend it out to your hairline. Heart-shaped faces can appear slightly pointy, so blending from the apples to the hairline softens the face overall. You can also add blush to the centre of your forehead and over your templates to balance everything out.
An oblong face is basically the same as the heart-shaped face. Apply rouge just below the cheekbones to the outer corner of your eyes. Make sure that you do not blend it out to your hairline and that the blush doesn't extend past the tip of the nose.
Spa Ceylon’s Royal Artistry range has a stunning range of blushes, to suit all skin tones, which is great as it can some times be quite hard to find the perfect shade for our beautiful Sri Lankan skin tones. Blush-ing immediately brightens the complexion and creates a very healthy, fresh and youthful look. Extra points if you match your lip with your blush for a monochromatic look. Finish off the look by keeping the eyelids bare and add some mascara for definition. The trick is to let the blush be the centre of the show, thus making this simple makeup look perfect for everyday.