Are you there God,
It’s me Julia and I have a confession- I am a blush addict (maybe a full on beauty adict). There is something about the rosy pink of a blush that calls my name. I am not particular- I love cream blushes, powders, blushes with shimmer, matte options, even barbie pinks. Who knows why. Maybe it’s because at 13 I was reading Judy Bloom instead of playing with makeup or maybe its because at 17, I was too miserable to even contemplate the wonder that is makeup. Maybe its because in college I was trying to be an intellectual? HA….
Let’s be honest, I missed out! All I know know is that blush is the best and if you don’t own more than one- you should. I never leave the house with out it and I think it gives the most dramatic pick me up to a tired face!
Creams are more natural and leave the skin with a dewey finish. In the summer and winter they are just so easy to slap on your cheak and your good to go. For night time, I love to layer a cream under a powder blush. This is probably excessive, but hey I have a problem, and the layering makes sure my blush is staying put!
To find the perfect color to fake a natural glow- pinch your checks and look at the color your skin naturally flushes to. Then, choose a color somewhat similar to that color. You will always look like you walked out a Jane Austen novel.
Another easy way to choose a blush is to consider your natural lip color, your check color should compliment the color in your lips. This also goes when you are wearing a bright lip. S0 when wearing bright pink lips, choose a pink toned blush!
My personal favorites:
Creams: Stila Convertible Color in Gerbera; Givenchy Hydra Sparkling Magic Lip & Cheek Balm in Rosy Glow (also an amazing lip gloss)