Written by Marilie Vermeulen


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7 Feb, 2022

If you want to look healthy and youthful then you need to get yourself the right blusher, yes that’s right the perfect shade and hue of either a warm or cool pink. It’s about to get really complex. 

Let’s start from the beginning. Blush is an enduring classic — like Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn. Blush will add a pop of color to the middle of your face and is a fresh, youthful, instant brightener. Who would say no to that? 

According to a study conducted by Matthew Feinberg, Dacher Keltner and Robb Willer while at the University of California, Berkeley, people who get embarrassed easily and who are more prone to blushing are perceived as more attractive.

If you use blusher correctly, taking in mind that less is sometimes more. Blusher can brighten up dull skin and it gives you an instant glow. Glowing skin is always in but we’ll get to that another time. It even adds depth to darker skin tones. 

Blush is not just about that dash of color, either. Blush can replicate the look of love and lust. Psychology Today even reported that blush mimics the pink and red tones and vascularisation of a woman’s most sexually fertile time. It’s not as out there of a theory as it might seem on the surface. When we blush in romantic settings, we are aroused, flirtatious, and likely happy. Blush simulates that look and can make you even more physically appealing to others.

The true secret lies in the placement of product when it comes to make-up. Blush is actually a much more wearable and universal facial product. It’s nearly impossible to mess up, my tip would be build it up, start soft. The best place to put blush is on the cheekbone by the outer corner of the eye. The higher the placement the more youthful effect you’ll have. Here are some examples: 


I’m confused, should it be a cream blush or powder blush? 

Technically cream is for dry skin and powder for oily skin. It doesn’t matter, these days. You can use a cream blush as a lipstick or lip stain or as a wash of color and/or highlighter on your eyelids. You can also build and blend a powder blush on lids like an eyeshadow.

What colour should I choose? Choosing the best blush shade can really depend on the look you are going for, but it’s your skin tone and type that plays a huge part in selecting the best formula.


If you have a fair complexion, start off lightly and build up the shade until you reach the desired look. It’s likely that you will have a neutral or pink undertone, so go for washes of fresh pink, light peach or berry shades with cool undertones.

Medium skin tones tend to be more tanned with warmer undertones. This kind of complexion looks amazing with a mix of peach and rosy pinks, explained make-up artist Cher Webb.

Olive skin tends to have both yellow and green undertones, so a flush of blush can perk the skin up in seconds. Opt for orangey-peach or golden-toned blushes to give the skin a natural flush. Darker skin tones tend to have a warm undertone, meaning anything from hot corals, brick reds and deep berry shades all look beautiful.

Not sure if you are medium, fair or olive toned? Contact me to find out more or keep reading my blogs.

For the girls that dislike spending hours on make-up. Blush is also a major lazy girl hack. If you are tired (or you overslept), disinterested in rocking a full face of product on a super 

hot or humid day, or in the mood to just let your skin breathe, grab a fluffy brush, sweep a pink or red blush on your cheeks, and it will instantly wake up your entire face.

Articles on blush: 

Read More: https://www.thelist.com/21238/everyone-using-blush/?utm_campaign=clip



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