Thursday, 6 September 2012

Applying blush for your face shape

When it comes to blushes, I am obsessed!
I own a pretty decent blush collection. Blush should be every woman's beauty secret weapon.  Applying blush is an important component in your makeup routine. When used correctly, blushes help accentuate your cheekbones, brightens up the face and gives a finishing touch to your overall makeup.
On the other hand, using an excessive amount of blush incorrectly can make you look like a clown. 
You should NEVER use this much blush unless you purposely want to look like a clown or to accommodate your Halloween costume.
The way you apply your blush is very very important because it can dramatically alter the appearance of your face. Below are a few techniques that will help you achieve the most flattering look for your face shape.

If you have a round face like Cameron Diaz, Vanessa Williams or Kirsten Dunst, you want to use blush to add length to your face. Apply blush just below the apples of your cheek at a 45 degree angle and sweep upward towards your temples. This will give an illusion of higher cheekbones which will slim down the face. 


If you have a square shaped face like Olivia Wilde, Sophia Bush and Kristen Bell, you want to use blush to  create a narrowing effect. Apply your blush slightly under your cheekbones and sweep towards ears. 


 If you have an oval shaped face like Jessica Alba, Charlize Theron and Beyonce Knowles, you are lucky!
This is considered an ideal face shape therefore you do not need to put much work into it. All you have to do is apply blush to the apples of your cheeks to achieve a fresh and glowing look. 


If you have a long face shaped like Sarah Jessica Parker and Gwyneth Paltrow, you want to use blush to make your face appear shorter. Apply blush to the apples of the cheeks and along the cheekbones towards your ears to add dimension and the illusion of roundness. 

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