Make me Blush!

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

One of my favourite Makeup products has to be blush, and I am a strong believer in it's importance to finnish a look.

Quite often, the importance of blush is disregarded, and I believe that this is down to our understanding of how much it can enhance our beauty and, so easily!!

I was totally unaware of how easily I could define my cheek bones and face shape at home using simple products, (and how I could do this everyday) until I visited a professional beauty counter.

I think that if the right colour is chosen it can make you look so polished and sexy, making your look so much more sophisticated. If you take a look at celebrities you can see that it is a makeup product that is never missed from their look, this is because professional makeup artists know the importance of it and how it can define someone's look.

As with the application of other make up products, there are ways in which blush can be added to enhance different skin tones and complexions and truly make us look sexier ( note, it can sometimes take more than this, don't start dancing around to 'do you think I'm sexy')


First of all, you need to understand what the undertone is to your skin. I have found the easiest way to determine this is to look on the back of your forearm at you veins, if they appear a bluely colour you have a cool undertone, if they appear more greeny in colour you have a warm undertone to your skin, and if they appear to be a mixture of both, or you are unable to see you have a neutral undertone.

what colour should you be looking at to compliment your lovely skin tone?...

Cool tones - people with cool tones to their skin suit pinky or berry colours as a blush, these two colours will compliment the blue undertones to your skin.

Celebrities with a cool skin tone are Emily Blunt and Cameron Diaz..

When choosing your pinky or berry coloured blush it is important to take into consideration the lightness of your skin, people with a paler complexion should stick with light rose coloured tints ( I love this look and try to pull it off even tho i have one a warm skin tone) you cool skinned ladies pull it off much better than me!

My favourite on at the moment is.....

Benefit Hervana 'a good karma' Blush - £23.50 but will last you

I love this product as when you swirl all the colours in the block together on a blush brush it leaves you with a subtle pink rose colour that is perfect for the summer months...

Ladies with a darker cool completion can go for a darker more berry coloured blush, one of my favourites
is Daniel Sandler's Water Colour fluid Blush you can get this in soooo many colours but the berry one is lush...

Daniel Sandler Water Colour blush - £14.50

Are you keeping up.....

Warm tones - for ladies with a warm skin tone, so your veins appear a slight green colour in your forearm suit coral, peachy warm reds or browns, I also think that a hot pink colour looks lovely on people with warm skin tones as well (this is proberly against all professionals religion!) as with our cooler toned sisters, you should choose the shade of your blusher depending on your completion and lighter skinned people, will suit a lighter blush shade.

Celebrities with a warm skin tone tone are... Beyonce and Julia Roberts


My favourite products for warm skin at the moment again, is Daniel Sandler Water colour blush in either Gentle or Angel, which is a beautiful apricot colour, and is perfect again for the summer months!

another one I like, that surprised me actually, is Marks and Spencer's new Limited Makeup range, I love the Cinnamon colour...

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        I can't quite believe this is.... £4....!

(I can see another blog comming on about Marks and Spencers new range)

And last but of course not least our neutral toned sisters....

If your veins appear to be a mixture of colours, or you are unable to see them, you lucky girls have neutral toned skin and can pull off any of the colours above and more... 

Thank you for taking time to read my blog, I hope that it has been of some use to you.

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  1. Anonymous2:53 pm

    I totaly agree with you about blush. Even if I wear nothing else, I wear blush to give myself a healthy glow. Great post. x

    1. Thank you, I am the same it can really sort out some of my better days, the Daniel Sandler Water colour worn under your powder is amazing!

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  3. Blush is my favorite product!

    Fashions on Top


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