Wednesday, 15 February 2012
I love wearing blusher but always get it wrong (I use powder blusher), what can I do to stop looking like a clown? Lucy
If you wear foundation/tinted moisturiser then blusher is vital to put some colour back in your face, or if you just want to add a little flush to the cheeks. It's something I never go without!
I would give cream blusher a try as you can use your fingers (or a synthetic brush if you so wish) to apply, so get more control of where and how much you are applying. You can start with a small dab and blend into the apples of the cheeks, upwards towards the ears. Cream blushers can be used on a clean face or over foundation, however, don't use after face powder as it's much more difficult to blend.
My favourites are Top Shop Blush £6, a lightweight cream to powder blush that melts into the skin and Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks £18, a cream-based formula which is quite sheer but can be built up for more colour, you can also use it on your lips.