Expert Tips, Selecting the Perfect Blush

Selecting a pretty blush shade is simple. Finding the one that best fits your skin tone, skin type and face shape and applying it flawlessly can be a bit more difficult. glo minerals makeup artist Kate McCarthy shares her secrets for selecting and applying the perfect blush for you.

Skin tone:

Not everyone has the same skin tone so follow these tips and picks for the best blush for your individual skin tone.

  • Golden Undertones: pinks and reds will brighten your complexion and add a nice pop of color to your overall look. Try glo minerals Blush in bellini, begonia or hibiscus.
  • Natural Undertones: you can pull off any shade! Go for whatever suits your fancy on any given day. Try glo minerals Blush in sweet, spice berry or papaya.
  • Pink Undertones: Stick with peach, terra cotta or mocha colors to help minimize redness in your skin. Try glo minerals Blush in sandalwood, bare, nectar or glo minerals Blush Duo in terra cotta.
  • Darker Complexions: For a breathtaking pinch of color to light up the face try glo minerals Cream Blush in guava or plumeria.

Skin type:

For the most natural-looking blush application, be sure to know your skin's texture.

  • Dry Skin: Stick with a cream blush formula.  Try glo minerals Cream Blush in fig or sweet pea. these give a great flush of color without looking like you're wearing any blush at all.
  • Oily Skin: Go with a powder formula. For a very natural dose of dimension, go for glo minerals Blush in bare or innocent. For more of a pop of color try sweet - it's a beautiful peachy color with a hint of shimmer that completes any look and fits any skin tone.

Face Shape:

Blush should be applied differently for each face shape for the most flattering, natural look.

  • Round: Keep the blush color on your cheek bones an pull it up and out to the temple. This will help elongate the face. You can also add a bit of Bronze to the hollows of your cheeks and under your jaw line to provide definition.
  • Heart: Apply blush right below the apple and blend up and out to accentuate bone structure and help square out the face.
  • Long/Oval: Keep the blush color focused right beneath the apple without pulling out to the temple. This will add dimension giving the appearance that the face has more roundness to it.

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