Get the Look: Flushed Cheeks

BY Dermstore Editors · January 26, 2017

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Nothing awakens and enhances your natural beauty quite like some well-placed color on your cheeks. But if the fall runway shows were any indication, it seems that the trend is moving away from a natural, I-just-blushed look to a more daring, I-just-spent-the-entire-day-on-the-slopes look. For the best way to recreate this trend, we turned to Minneapolis-based makeup artist and beauty blogger Hillary Kline for some tips and tricks.

“Finding the right shade of blush is really important in creating a flushed complexion,” shares Hillary. “Some blush colors can look chalky on girls with dark skin tones while some might look like costume makeup on those with lighter skin tones.”

Not sure which blush shade is right for your skin tone? Hillary offers a quick guide: “If you have warm or olive undertones, I suggest looking for mauves, berries and brick shades. If you have cool or pink undertones, pick baby pinks, light plum and peach shades.  

 

Step 1: Start with an even canvas.

Before you begin, make sure that your skin tone is even. You can achieve this by applying a liquid foundation from the center of your face and work the foundation all over the perimeter.

Try:  Stila Cosmetics Aqua Glow Serum Foundation 

Step 2: Apply your cream blush strategically.

Using your fingers, place your cream blush on the apple of your cheeks. If you’re unsure where exactly to apply, smile and blend the color on the rounded part of your cheeks first, and then blend outward toward the temples.

Try:  jane iredale In Touch Cream Blush

Step 3: Blend, blend, blend.

Grab a fluffy powder brush and dust powder on your cheeks to diffuse the blush’s edges and hold the color in place.

Try: blendSMART2 Rotating Foundation Brush Starter Set 

Step 4: Correct with a cream concealer.     

Think you went a little overboard? Not to worry, says Hillary. “This look is meant to make your cheeks stand out.” However, if you think your makeup looks more like war paint than flushed cheeks, you can diffuse the color by applying a little cream concealer on each side of your nose, and then gently blend it outwards.

Try: Dermablend Quick Fix Concealer SPF 30

 

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