Beauty Tip: How to wear blush
With red, think romance, youth and running around in cold weather. Focus on the apples of the cheeks and blend outwards, always keep your face straight and take the blush to the edges you can see, don't extend too far towards the hairline. If you have high cheeks take the blush a little lower but not too close to the jawline. Find a happy medium that's right for your face shape. Think about when you run around or are in the cold where your natural flush sits and mimic that.
Pinks are great at perking up tired skin by giving your face a flush of youth. Apply to the tops of your cheeks, along the cheek bone and under the eye. This will make your face look lifted, healthy and awake. With a tan, pink can sometimes make you look over-done or doll like, avoid this by keeping the application very light and blend well. You could also mix with a peach colour or light bronzer to soften the contrast of tan and pink.
Peach is such a great blush colour that is sometimes over-looked or avoided. Use in the same way you would the pink blush, high on the cheeks, however unlike pink the peach blends well with a tan and is a nice to use with bronzer to add dimension to your face. You can also use peach to highlight your eyes by applying a small about on the lids and loosening with your fingertip.
Use your fingers, it's the best way to get a natural flush as your fingertips help warm the product for blending and gives you all the control.
Don't over-do-it, especially with a tan. Blushes can be too harsh of a contrast in colour with tanned skin so it's important to keep it light and looking natural.
There are two types of blush - cream and powder. Only use powder blush on top of powder foundation and/or face powder, or cream blush on top of liquid or cream foundation.