Way too often do I see crossdressers getting blush all wrong. It is such a simple thing to mess up but highly avoidable as well. However, we have some easy application techniques and useful tools that will help you never misuse blush again!
Some of the most common misuses are:
- Applying too much
- Wrong shade
Applying too much blush: This has to be the most common blush mistake I see ladies committing. Blush is not to be mistaken as a bronzer and is not supposed to be applied in generous amounts. Blush is used to add a light tint of color to your face. The photo above beautifully depicts how blush should NOT be applied. As you can see, too much product has been added to the apples of the model’s cheeks. Blush is ‘caked’ on making the skin and the pores look clogged and unnatural. Wearing too much color on your cheeks can make you look older or hot due to the appearance of a red face. Less is absolutely more when dealing with blush.
Wrong shade: Not all shades are appropriate for everyone. Bright red blush is never a good shade on anyone. Please, remember that. Never get a shade that is way lighter or brighter than your complexion. You do not want your blush to stand out too much you want it to complement your makeup. If you have a darker skin tone you should look for a brighter shade of pink or red. If you have a lighter skin tone go for a peach or light pink to complement your skin perfectly! Some trial and error are necessary for this process but there is a perfect shade for everyone you just need to keep looking and trying out some shades for the perfect one. You can try out some colors here!
Wrong Placement: Blush should never be applied like bronzer. The above picture shows exactly where to not add your blush. You should also never drag your blush up above your eyebrows on the sides of your forehead. People get this wrong all the time and end up looking either too red or pink in the face! The correct place to add your blush would be, lightly on the apples of your cheeks after applying your bronzer. It should be one of the last things you do in your makeup routine. A light bit of color to your face to liven up your look. Blush should last you a never long time since a tiny bit is used at a time. A bit of blush can be applied to the top of your nose as well- all depends on preference though.