If I were only given three products to use for the rest of my days it would be mascara, concealer and blush. Blush gives instant life and dimension to your face and is for me, a makeup must-have.
Also, let’s be honest, how often do you look at someone and say, “Wow, she’s totally wearing Estee Lauder on her cheeks.” You don’t…truthfully, with most makeup you can’t decipher whether its drugstore or high-end. As long as you apply it correctly and choose a flattering shade, you will look gorgeous no matter your budget.
Like I stated in the previous Beauty on a Budget: Foundation post, I have tried every one of the above options. All of ‘em, girl. I don’t want to just throw out random options; I want you to see the products that have great color pay off and are really nice quality.
Cream: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush – Tends to go on pretty sheer so don’t be afraid to apply a couple of times to deepen to the shade you are happy with or even go with a more daring shade.
Go for the shades Pink Frosting or Hot Tamale
Matte Powder: Wet’n’Wild Color Icon – A light hand will do the trick as this blush is quite pigmented, truly a little goes a long way.
Go for the shades Heather Silk or Mellow Wine
Shimmer Powder: Milani Baked Blush gives such beautiful depth with this blush as it has multiple colors that blend into a glow for the cheeks.
Go for the shades Rose D’Oro, Luminoso, or Berry Amore
A couple other helpful tips:
- When using cream blush, wash hands prior to applying so that you don’t contaminate the product and so that you are not adding any unnecessary dirt or germs to your face.
- If you have mature or dry skin, a cream blush may be your best friend as it will add in moisture and tends to give the face a dewy look.
- If you have acne prone skin, you may want to stay away from products with added shimmer as sometimes they will end up highlighting imperfections as opposed to blurring them.
I hope this has helped in giving you guidance the next time you want to find a new blush!
Next for Beauty on a Budget, Concealer.
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