Join in on Savvy techniques, crazy competitions, Interesting people and goss in the world of Makeup & Hair
HIL COOK MAKEUP, HAIR and PROSTHETIC ARTIST
Join Hil and her savvy team on their journey behind the scenes in the world on makeup and hair. Mobile on the go EVERYWHERE!
Tips for cheeks
natural, rosy radiance
creating a natural, rosy radiance
When applying blush, you want the color to look soft and natural, as if it comes from within. Read below for tips on how to put on blush.
1. Tap or lightly blow on the applicator brush to remove any excess blush before applying to prevent a harsh and uneven application.
2. Smile, then apply your blush on the apple of the cheek and carefully blend towards your natural hairline.
3. If you have two shades, apply the darker one on the apple of the cheek first, then use the lighter shade to highlight. Blend well so there is no visible line between colors.
4. Highlight your temples, forehead and chin. Tip: To know "where to glow" bend over for 30 seconds, then slowly stand up. Where your cheeks are flushed is where you are meant to blush. Apply your blush there and it will be naturally rosy every time. Tip: Cheek color should be used to enhance your complexion, not to change your natural skin tone. Use sparingly for daytime, then add more or a deeper shade for a more dramatic nighttime effect. For special occasions, dust a light shimmer powder over your cheekbones for a subtle but alluring glow. Tip: Make sure to blend your blush into your foundation. By using a fibre optic brush you get the perfect airbrushed blush look, blend in circular motions. These can be purchased at Farmers for a very reasonable price or if you are after a better quality brush, try the MAC fibre optic :) Fibre optic brush example for the perfect blend of blush or bronzer