Hello everyone! This is the second part of my beginner makeup series and today’s topic is on the cheeks so I’ll be covering blush, bronzer and highlighter! Cheek products are a lot more easier to work with than foundation in my opinion, which was the previous topic of this series and you can check it out here if you haven’t already!
♡ Blush – There isn’t really a rule when it comes to picking out a blush shade for your skin tone but if a shade is too light or too dark, you can simply just try either layering the product or dipping into the product very lightly to sheer out the pigmentation! However, once again with blush, I personally believe you should choose a shade that you think looks the most flattering on you! For those of you who prefer a very natural look, a good tip that I’ve come across is be to choose the shade closest to the colour of your cheeks after exercise!
♡ Bronzer – It’s really personal preference depending on whether you want a more yellow-toned or red-toned bronzer as to whether you want to add warmth to your face or achieve that holiday glow look to your skin. To be safe, choosing a shade two to three shades darker than your skin tone would be most appropriate because it will look the most natural and you could always add more product as desired!
♡ Highlighter – A general rule of thumb with highlighters is to choose one that has the same undertone as your skin. In other words, if you have warm skin then pick a golden shade and if you have cooler skin then choose a highlighter with a pink undertone. However, this definitely isn’t a rule that can’t be broken but it is just a guide for if you’re unsure about what sort of shades you should start out with!
♡ If you have oily skin, definitely stick to powder products because they will last a lot longer throughout the day. If you do choose to use cream products, then definitely set them with a powder so that they don’t come off easily! Cream products work best on dry skin and are also great for a more natural look because they look a lot more like skin.
♡ If you have acne prone skin then steer away from any cheek products with shimmer or glitter because they will definitely enhance it! Matte products would be the most suitable for those of you who do have blemishes on your cheeks.
♡ Blush – I’m sure that everyone knows the trick of smiling to find the apples of your cheeks! This is the easier way to find the balls of your cheeks. Don’t bring the blush too close to your nose or it will end up looking odd.
♡ Bronzer – It should be applied in areas your face has natural shadows or depth. Another well-known trick to applying bronzer is to suck in your cheeks to form a ‘fishy-face’ and this will help you find the hollows of your cheeks. Applying it along your jawline, over your temples and across your forehead near your hairline will pull the entire look together.
♡ Highlighter – On all the highest points of your face, most commonly across the top of the cheekbones, along the bridge of the nose, cupid’s bow (above the lip) and a small amount on the chin!
I hope you all liked this part as much as the first one! I’m looking forward to posting more to the series and I hope you are just as excited as I am! =)