There is something about a bright blush that we can't resist. It instantly makes your skin look all flush and healthier.
A bright blush can create so many different effects; sun-kissed, flushed, wind-burnt... and like a bright lipstick, it has the ability to uplift your mood, your skin and make you feel more present.
So why do so many of us feel slightly nervous about a bright hue. Bright blushes are often shunned for fear of looking, well, a bit over the top. But this need not be as bright blushes can look stunningly subtle. The secret to being less Dynasty scary and more modern, fresh chic lies in the application.
USE A SOFT LOOSE HAIRED BRUSH
In general, if you're using a softer, loose-hair brush strong, highly pigmented colours will appear more transparent and sheer on the skin.
CHECK YOUR TEXTURE
A beautiful matte finish, rather than anything withs shimmery glitter translates most natural onto the skin. If the pigment is rich and the texture smooth and silky your bright blush will go on smoothly, without skipping or being overpowering.
DUST WITH TRANSLUCENT POWDER
Always finish your blush with a dusting of Translucent Powder as it hides a multitude of sins. And if you've applied too much powder blush, you can soften it with loose translucent powder and a large, fluffy powder brush.
PICK A SHADE THAT WORKS FOR YOU
First check your skin undertone.
Are you cool, warm or neutral?
Not picking the right shade for your undertone is the main reason why a blush feels 'wrong' for your complexion.
Once you have determined your undertone you can look at your skin colour to see what will compliment you most. The darker your skin the intenser the colour can be without having to soften the look. With dark skin anything with insufficient pigment can drain the complexion so make sure you choose a quality blush with enough colour pigments blended in.
The lighter your skin the less intense a shade you need to achieve a flushed effect, but you want to look chic so don't shun the pigment as long as the shade is right for you.
Ready to go for a bit of colour?
Try these 4 new colourful blushes, chic, modern and we classified them so finding your perfect match is a breeze.
Cool or Neutral Undertone
A rich plum Baroque is your shade if your skin colour is similar to Selena Gomez, Padma Laksmi, Mindy Kaling, Shala Monroque Lupita Nyong'o,
Soft and pretty Geisha is your shade if If your skin is similar to Karlie Kloss, Sui He, Kim Kardashian,
Warm or Neutral Undertones
Suntouch, This perfect and warm coral works a dream on golden complexions, like Alicia Keys, Gigi Hadid, Beyonce, Lais Ribeiro, Jessica Alba, Chrissy Teigen, Rita Ora
Freedom, A zesty warm tangerine that translates into a soft coral flush on medium dark to very dark complexions, think Rachel Roy, Viola Davis, Riley Montana,