Q. With the upcoming cooler weather, I was looking to invest in a blush, and turn in my bronzer for the winter. Is there a specific type and/or color that different people should use? The point of me making the switch from bronzer to blush is because, I want my skin to appear more natural (not as if I fake bake all yearlong), so please find me a blush that appears as if it’s my natural glow!
A. Choosing the right blush takes some tweeking, especially because you have to find the right shade for your skin tone. Someone who has fair skin, might opt for a pinkier shade of blush. While someone with darker skin, might opt for a more orange or brown shade. We will make a few suggestions for all skin types, and then you can explore each after we’ve narrowed the selection down!
Your typical blush compact is the old fashioned way to go when it comes to blush. This Clinique Fresh Bloom Allover Colour initially attracted our attention, because of the pretty flower shape. However, it also turns out to be a great option for someone who wants coverage in an easy to use, all over compact. You simply use the powder brush and gently graze the color all over the apples of your cheeks. You are then left with a natural glow. This type of blush leaves you with a radiance that both looks and feels fresh and clean.
If you are looking for something that will do more than highlight just the cheekbones, you might want to try this Universal Marble Mineral Powder by Pur Minerals. It gives you all over color, covering up uneven skin tones, all the while leaving you with a rosy glow! It is made of completely natural ingredients and works as much more than just a blush. This is a great option for women who have very little time, but still try to do everything at once.
The women on the go deserve a little highlight to their cheeks too! If you are that woman putting on her makeup in the car, then you are going to lovelovelove this product. Kohl’s introduces a Rollerblush Portable Blush Paper. It’s a miniature piece of paper, coated in blush! Simply press to the cheek and you are left with incredibly perfect and sheer cheeks every time!
Finally, if more of powdered makeups end up in your sink, on your floor and all over your clothing, than they do on your face, we suggest you go with a liquid blush for those cheekies of yours! theBalm Stainiac Blush is just what it sounds like; a stain! But the good kind…for your cheeks. It is a simple and gentle tinted bottle of liquid blush, easily applied via the brush inside. From the outside it appears to be another type of mascara, but taking a closer look, we see that it indeed a way to spruce up any cheeks, by staining them with an ever so simple glow!
| $29.50 – Clinique Fresh Bloom Allover Colour
Buy | $22.50 – Universal Marble Mineral Powder by Pur Minerals
Buy | $10.00 – Rollerblush Portable Blush Paper
Buy | $14.00 -Â theBalm Stainiac Blush