|Products used. Click pic to enlarge|
First if all as we all know makeup is about enhancing your looks. You use it create the light, shadows, etc which help you to “fake” a characteristic like for example creating cheekbones, making your eyes look bigger, slimming down your face, etc. So always keep that in mind. It may sound silly that I’m stating such an obvious thing to you but the reason I had to was I recently saw some pics of various looks and saw a girl with blush that was till her nose. Personally I think it looks off and spoils the face. My funda is that you should restrict your blush to a certain zone to your face and anything beyond that is a no-no.
|A rough guide to product placement. Click on pic to enlarge|
|Apple of cheek. Click on pic to enlarge|
|Place blush on the cheek bone and pull it up in a slant as shown. Click pic to enlarge|
Another way to find it if you have fat on your face like me is to suck your face in and try to spot the high point. Feel around a bit and you will be able to feel it slightly. If for any reason you cant find it either way just suck your cheeks in and apply the blush on the point which looks the highest and falls in the blush zone. So pat some of the blush on the bone and pull it in a slant upwards. This helps to give a lifted look to you face. Blend it out with a back and forth motion till it looks right to you and the harsh lines are not visible. Viola! you are done.
|Look after application. Click pic to enlarge|
|On the left – blush on apple. Right – blush on cheek bone. While one does not do anything for my face the other is adding definition. Click pic to enlarge|
|Feel for the depression just below the cheek bone.|
Now coming to the second method, in this we will use the blush to contour our face. For this we will place the blush slightly below the cheek bone in the depression underneath it. Just feel the area below the bone. You will find it pressing in. This is where the blush is going to be placed. Ok usually I use a contour powder most of the time cause I have a lot of area to cover so this method is not what I go for. This is something I learnt by observing what the French makeup artist did for me at the Jean Claude Beguine salon. I’m also new to this technique and ended making mistakes while doing this tute. So now you will get an idea what not to do 😛
|On the left I went to low with the placement and on the right it looks too high. Does not look off but does not give the contoured effect. Click pic to enlarge|
Try to not go too low or high with it to make it look like a contour. You can do those things but it will make it look more like a flush of color than a contour so see what suits you better. Again I’m new to this so you and me both need to practice it. But I hope you have gotten the general idea. I’m attaching a pic of what the artist did on me in the end so that you can better understand the blush placement.
|That looks sort of right. Click pic to enlarge|
|See the difference between the two. The right one has more definition. Click pic to enlarge|
|This is how the artist did it. Click pic to enalrge|
That wraps another one of these. I hope you liked it and I didn’t end up confusing you further. Please don’t hesitate to ask me any question that you may have. I will try to answer it to the best of my knowledge. As always your comments and suggestions are eagerly awaited. Till the next time – Take care!