If there’s one thing you cross off your spring beauty checklist, it should be a gorgeous flush. This season, cheeks should be rosy, fresh and youthful. The
runways were filled with softly blushed cheeks at Christopher Kane, Mabile, and Giles Deacon, and dramatic takes at Anna Sui, Braganza and Philosophy. But before you sweep on that electric shade of hot pink, read on for our tips from
M.A.C Senior Artist Caitlin Callahan, on
blush dos and don’ts this season.
DO think natural Picking a shade that will give you a true flush isn’t as hard as you think. “Clear (no brown) toned blushes in pinks, peaches, plums are to recreate a natural blush in the skin. Next time you blush, check out the colour that occurs naturally,” says Callahan. She also suggests choosing a cream rather than a powder, to create the most natural looking blush.
DO go bright So, hot pink isn’t usually a shade in your beauty repertoire? Time to add it in. Those neon and fluorescent coloured blushes don’t dust on in the same saturation. I used to be wary of those startling vibrant hues, but now a bright pink cream blush is my go-to. Start light with just a hint of colour to the apples of your cheeks, and you’ll be surprised at how sheer it can be, and what a pop of colour will do for your skin tone.
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