A girl loves a little rouge! I am in love with MAC Raizin matte powder blush (a powder blush is perfect for oily skin.) I feel like black women don’t wear blush as much as other ethnic groups for fear that they will look like a broke down Grace Jones stuck in the 1990’s. Here is a tip that will help you get that natural flush (it’s really all about location.)
Smile – see the apples of your cheeks and use that as a target. Blend upward and outward towards temples until no hard lines show. Blending is so important. If you feel like your brush isn’t working for you, then use your fingers.
So how do you figure out which blush to use?
Similar to finding the right foundation, picking the right color for blush is all about formula.
Dry Skin: Cream blushes tend to be more hydrating and flattering.
Oily/Combination Skin: Powder blushes work best as any other consistency can tend to slide off on oily skin.
Normal Skin: almost any blush formula works including liquid and gel formulas.
After choosing the right formula, find the right color. Your most flattering shade of blush will be the color your cheeks turn after working out or you can pinch your cheeks and see what color they turn.