How to choose and apply blush that looks youthful and healthy?

Following on from the foundation and concealer, this time I learned how to select and apply blush as a finishing touch to the base makeup. Depending on the cheeks, the impression of the face changes greatly, whether it looks slack or youthful. Please master it.

How to choose how to apply teak from the 50s

Table of contents

  • Think of cheeks as a base makeup
  • The key is to choose a color that matches your skin tone.
  • The impression changes depending on how you apply the blush!
  • Popular now! How to use stick type blush

Think of cheeks as a base makeup

“Blush is a make-up that enjoys choosing colors just like eyeshadow and lipstick.” It seems that many people think so.

But actually, cheeks are an extension of foundation base makeup. When you are young and healthy, the red blood vessels on your cheeks are transparent, giving you a pink color that seems to ooze out from under your skin. The role of teak is to reproduce this. In other words, cheeks are not meant to color your cheeks, but to bring out the complexion from the inside.

For example, Kabuki actors apply red blush first and then white. Since the red underneath oozes out, it looks like a healthy-looking face with a healthy complexion. In general makeup, blush is applied on top of the foundation to bring out this complexion and make the skin look healthy.

The key is to choose a color that matches your skin tone.

trend makeup
A make-up that unifies the eyeshadow, lip, and cheek in orange


Perhaps because they misunderstand the role, many people think that the color of blush matches the eyeshadow and lipstick. Eye shadows, lipsticks, and cheeks are being released all at once for new cosmetic colors, so you might think that using these colors as a set is ideal.

However, unlike colored items such as eyeshadow and lipstick, blush is used to bring out the complexion of the skin. Therefore, it is correct to choose a color that matches your skin tone rather than trends and preferences. This makes it easier to adapt to the skin and gives a natural complexion.

Since the skin color is not the same throughout life, it is necessary to review the color of the cheeks from time to time.
If your skin is ocher, orange or salmon pink will suit your skin, and pink if your skin is pinkish or bright white. There are many variations of orange, salmon pink, and pink, so compare and choose the color that matches your skin tone.

The ball of the foot is a guideline for color selection. Try pressing the ball of your foot. The skin around it becomes red. This color is bloody. If you can’t decide which cheek to choose, you should refer to this complexion.

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location of the ball of the foot

The impression changes depending on how you apply the blush!

How you apply blush is just as important as choosing the color, and how you apply it can make a big difference to your impression. If you put it in a diagonal line, it will give a sharp impression, and if you put it in a circle, it will give a soft impression. If you can use this properly, you can get the face you want to show and become. The atmosphere and impression will change, so please try it in front of the mirror.

When cheeks are placed diagonally
(Left) When cheeks are inserted diagonally (Right) When cheeks are inserted in a circle


The position to put in is high on the cheekbones in both round and diagonal cases. Be careful not to spread it sideways or use a wide line, as it will make your face look wider. This is similar to how long eyebrows make your face look wider, and shorter eyebrows make your face look taller.

It’s also important not to emphasize the boundaries of the blush. Once it’s thickened, you won’t be able to spread or blur it, so don’t use a brush or puff to remove the blush and suddenly apply it to your face. After removing the blush with a brush or puff, apply it on the back of your hand or on a tissue to adjust the density, then gently apply it onto your cheekbones. After that, be careful not to spread it too much and blur it in a natural way.

As a guideline, the range where you can blur the cheeks is above the nose. If you spread it below the nose, your cheeks will look droopy and sagging will be emphasized, so be careful.

Place the blush above the line connecting the nostrils and ears
Place the blush above the line connecting the nostrils and ears


How to apply blush that looks saggy
Applying blush below the nose will make the cheeks look sagging​

Popular now! How to use stick type blush

There are various types of blush, such as powder, cream, and liquid. At first glance, it looks like a cream, but when you put it on your skin, it feels smooth to the touch, and there are actually a lot of variations, such as a powder with pearls that reflects light and makes your skin look beautiful. When choosing a color, be sure to take a look at the difference in finish due to comfort and positive effects.

Among the many cheeks, it can be attached directly and is easy and convenient! And stick cheeks are popular now. In the case of products with good color development, it tends to be dark, so be careful. Use your fingers or a brush to spread it out neatly and blur it to create a natural complexion. If you can’t blur it well, you can change it to a slightly lighter color, or you can prevent it from being too dark or spread out by applying it after brushing the stick blush. Choose one that is soft to the touch and easy to spread with your fingertips.


LUNASOL Color Stick (2 colors) Photo: 01 Sheer Pink 3,000 yen (excluding tax/Kanebo Cosmetics)

Many people seem to think that blush is “just put on” without thinking too much about it, but it is an important item that influences the impression. Does your current blush give you a natural, healthy complexion that matches your skin tone? Isn’t it thick or wide? Is the impression soft? Or sharp? Please check it in front of the mirror. 

Next time, I will talk about how to choose and apply lipstick that makes your face look brighter.

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