Monday, 17 September 2012

Blush woes

At this very moment in time I am currently feeling very sorry for myself :(

You see my problem is that I cannot find a flattering blush for my face. I have tried many different brands, collections, colours and textures. And I am yet to find one I am 100% satisfied with. I think I find the one, then I catch a glimpse of myself in a shop window with what looks like a bit of mud smeared across my cheek, and it makes its way to the back of my blusher drawer.

I find blushers are either too dark, too orange, too pink, too chalky, too glittery, too pigmented or not pigmented enough. You can see where I'm going here..........

This is why I have come to the realisation that I need help. I'm not sure whether it is the way in which I apply it or the product, but I just can't seem to obtain that gorgeous flushed face look.

So if anyone out there has any tips to point me in a better direction with my search for a good blush for me, then they would be greatly appreciated.

J x


  1. I always just start with a tiny bit of blush on a fluffy brush and blend it in really well and you can always add more if you like. Good luck and I hope this helps.

    1. Yea, thats what I'm trying to do more now.

  2. For a long time I didn't really use blush because of the same reason, when I applied it I felt I looked a mess. But I realised the way I was apply blush was a bit too heavy and I wasn't placing well for my face shape as well. Also I realised blushes with shimmer/glitter picked up the imperfections on my skin.

    What I do now is apply blush very lightly, slowly building up. Then I will buff the colour out using a buffing brush. If I apply blush to heavy handed then I use a bit of pressed powder/loose powder on top. I like Macs Matte blushes (I do use shimmery blushes on a good skin day) and also Sleek blushes.

    I'm still a bit of beginner using make-up so I'm still improving my technique and product knowledge but I hope I helped some.

    1. Yea I agree, I've recently purchased some new ones, which are less pigmented. Which will hopefully mean it's a bit more full proof ;) x