Blush: the secret for a “bonne mine” effect
Adding blush to face make-up is the secret for a rested, healthy and fresh look. The compact powder blush is the most known and used, characterized by colors that can follow the seasons or the mood, from pinky shades blush, with cool or warm pinks for lighter and lightest skins or peachy blushes up until the most intense ones like mauves or red blushes for a bonne mine effect on dark and very dark skins.
How to apply blush to revive the face
Whoever only wants a light touch of color often prefers to only apply blush on the cheeks but you also have to remember about the draping technique, which was fashionable in the 80s and still is, that suggests applying it on the temples and on the nose for a very fresh look. If you want a powderless face base, after the foundation you can apply a touch of stick blush by using the fingers, a two-fiber brush or a blender. To choose the right brush to apply the product you can follow the tips on Mia Makeup’s blog . You can also layer cream or powder brush for an all day lasting effect, perfect when the temperatures are high, for a special event or when the skin tends to “eat” the make-up, so that it makes it long lasting. The creamy stick blushes are perfect for a natural look in complete color harmony, can be applied on the cheeks but also on the lips and on the eyes for a total monochromatic natural look.
From matte powder blushes to those with pearlescent bright pigments that make the face instantly glow, with velvety, satin or even shimmer finish. Put your favorite blushes in a buildable palette.