Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Week 5- Starting Off: Blushers



Hope you are all well and having a great week!

We are now on Week 5 of The Starting Off Project (#theSOproject) and the topic this week is Blusher!

What are Blushers
Blushes are a type of cosmetic which adds a hint of colour to the skin and provides a healthy glow.
Blushes come in many different colours and shades from subtle pinks and peach to fuscia and red.
They come in various forms and consistencies including powder, cream and liquid.

This type of product, when used moderately, can really accentuate ones natural skin tone therefore it is definitely great to try swatches to find that perfect/ complementary shade.

Check out the Tips Section below for some advice regarding these little beauties.

The following is a blush that I really like and think that it provides great results.

Benefits Benetint- Rose tinted lip & cheek stain
This is a liquid tint by Benefit which can be used for the cheeks and lips.
I adore this product!


I think this product works great for all skin tones and skin types. Pretty much universal :)
It is very easy to apply and blends beautifully to provide a very natural flush/tint as well as being very easy to build upon to give a more intense look.

Benefits Benetint- Rose tinted lip & cheek stain

Benefits Benetint- Rose tinted lip & cheek stain


Tips
Remember- Moderation goes a long way!
Too much blush can give a more ‘cartoonish’ appearance.

Blushes are great to complement the natural tones in your skin. Therefore try and find a shade that does not appear overwhelming on your skin.



For instance, I have found that since my skin can turn rather 'redish' at time, I find that using coral/ peach tone powder blushes is more complementing.



I think that for pale skin pink blushes can be very complementing whilst for olive skin peaches and darker skin red and burnt oranges are gorgeous.

However do not feel restricted when choosing your blushers. Wear what truly makes you happy.
Like eye shadows, blushers come in many different shades. If you like a particular colour, go for it! With the right amount and mixture the perfect look can usually be achieved.

Try not to smile when applying blush since this can be very inaccurate and result in an application of the product much lower down the face when you stop smiling.

I feel that applying the blush on the apple of the cheeks and curving the line up to the ear gives a better result than when applying the product to the apple of the cheeks. Applying the product directly to the apple of the cheeks can give a rather overwhelming appearance especially when using darker shades of blusher like dark pinks/reds.


What are your favourite Blushers and tips? Would love to hear about your must have products :)

18 comments:

  1. I used to have Benetint too(and then I lost it... gosh I lose so many things) and I absolutely loved it!

    Hayfa
    http://londonloafers.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hiya! Indeed makeup is so precious and yet so easy to lose...or roll under furniture making ones heart skip a beat!

      Benefits tint is really lovely. I especially like how it looks very natural.

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  2. I've tried this Benefit tint once before but it was too much of a faff for my liking, I'm definitely a powder blusher girl! x

    http://ferdies-place.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hi Fernanda! Sorry to hear that the liquid product didn't work so well for you.
      I also like Powder Blushes- they are lovely and easy to use especially for retouch during the day :)

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  3. That looks so nice but I just don't think I'd dare use it!! It looks like it could easily go wrong and knowing my luck it definitely would!

    xx

    www.salted-roses.blogspot.com

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    1. Hiya! I know it can look a little daunting at first but it is not too bad- just add a little to begin with. It is quite easy to build up :)

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  4. I've never tried any of Benefit's cheek tints! I'm actually a bit scared by them! I'm a huge fan of powders, so maybe that's why! I do like that they are also lip tints, so you can have a two in one product! Anything to make your makeup routine faster, and your makeup bag smaller!

    Megan | Little Miss Average

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    1. Hi Megan! The tint is fairly easy to use. You can start with a small amount and blend it out and also build upon if you want to go for a darker more evident shade.
      So true! It is always great to have a product that you can use for more than one thing... makes it easier when you're on the go as you can then pack less!

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  5. Hiya,

    I love how you've gone into detail in this post. I love stain blushes too!

    Rebecca x
    http://cloudnineindulgence.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I agree, never feel restricted to a certain color. The best looks come from experimenting!

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    1. Exactly! I guess sometimes we feel restricted to try new things. But I think if you like a particular makeup/shade/colour etc just go for it! Usually by some experimenting you can achieve a great look :)

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  7. I'm definitely going to invest in a tint, they have been cropping up so much this week!

    Hannah xxx
    http://adayinthelifeofanortherngirl.blogspot.com

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    1. Hiya! The tints are lovely and I like how they give a natural look.
      Perhaps swatch it first to see if it is something you want to invest in just to be on the safe side :)

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  8. I love Bene tint! I have to be quite careful with it as I am so pale and so it could easily go horribly wrong, but I do have a mini one which is fab! Great post! :D
    Kammi
    xx

    http://beautybookblog.com

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    1. Hiya! Oh yes do try and start off with a small amount then build up... it can get crazy when makeup up goes wrong and trying to avoid wiping everything off and starting over!
      Thanks for reading my post and for the lovely comment :)

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  9. i don't know this product..but i will try to find it! ;)
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