I am on HUGE blush kick right now. Once I started to find the right shades and formulas for my face (skin tone, complexion, and coloring), it is like this crazy world opened up. Where I am looking younger, healthier and more awake then ever before. And it was as simple as changing the blush that I am wearing.
My favorite blush (at the moment, because we all know that my favorites change often), is Paula Dorf’s blush in Passion. You may remember that I have tried some of her other products before with amazing results. (You can find them here). This blush is simply perfect. So perfect, that most days now I skip the foundation all together, and just apply this blush. It is a bit brighter then what I normally wear, so while it is great for winter; I don’t know how it will work with my summer makeup. But even with it being brighter, it is a great natural flush. Seriously it looks like you have just enjoyed some time out in the winter air with a loved one.
For the best results, I apply it a little differently then my normal blush routine (you can see that here). Here is how I apply it:
- Tap my blush brush on the blush a few times. You want to be able to pick up some color, but you don’t need very much at all
- Look in the mirror and imagine a space about two fingers width from your nose, start stippling it there. Gently tap the blush up your cheek bones and up your hair line to your temple. The color should be less intense with each tap.
- Blend, Blend, Blend
While I am not normally one to push the blush on the apples of the cheek person, with this particular shade and for winter, it does give a great natural flushing. Seriously you look like you just enjoyed the day out in the crisp winter snow, without also having your nose and eyes all red.
Right now, they are also offering a 20% off any cheek color. Just use code CHEEK.
What about you all, do you wear heavier blush in the winter time? What is your current favorite?