4 Tips For That Perfect Blush Every Time | Clozette

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With Valentine's Day quickly approaching, it's time to up your makeup-game for that perfect date you've got lined up. And even if you may be spending the day celebrating the strength of your Single-hood with your best girl-friends, nothing adds a bright, flush of life to your night than perfectly applied blush on the apples of your cheeks for a sweet, flirty wash of colour. 


So if you're still trying to master the art of getting your blush looking just right, here are a few tips to keep in mind.


Tip #1: Colour Selection



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The most important step in ensuring that you've got the perfect blush is selecting the shades that will work well with your skin-tone. If you're fair-skinned, go for soft-pink or light-coral shades. If you're medium-toned, go for warm-mauve or deep peach shades. For those with darker skin-tones, opt for rich, bright blushes such as deep fuchsia or tangerine. 

Tip #2: Know Your Skin Type



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Now that you know which colour works for your skin-tone, pick a blush product that will complement your skin type. If your skin is oily and you already have a hard time keeping it matte all day, go for powder blushes, preferably one with a rich, colour payoff to last the day such as Tarte's Amazonian Clay Blushes. For those with dry-skin, add a healthy flush to your cheeks with cream blushes such as NARS' Enchanted Cream Blush. If you have combination skin, a powder blush with a touch of sheen will keep the oil at bay while still adding a bit of glow to your cheeks, such as M.A.C's Mineralize Blush.



Tip #3: Layering Is Key



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Ever experienced applying too much blush on your cheeks and having a terrible time trying to blend the colour out? We've all been there. The key to getting just the right amount of colour on your cheeks is to layer the product slowly, blending everything seamlessly before adding more colour. If you want to go through the day without having to touch-up your blush, you can also layer products for a more lasting effect. First apply a light-coloured cheek tint or cream blush on the apples of your cheeks, then set it with a powder blush one-to-two shades darker than the tint/cream.



Tip #4: Application Technique



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Nothing ruins that bright, flush of colour more than a botched technique. To keep your blush from overwhelming the rest of your makeup, apply it softly along the top of the apples of your cheeks with a stipling brush like M.A.C's 187 Duo Fibre Face Brush. It softly blends the blush product in gentle layers, making blush application pretty much fuss-free and hard to mess up. 



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Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want a clear, radiant complexion? The easiest way to achieve this is to boost your level of Vitamin C that helps fight damage caused by free radicals and promotes synthesis of collagen.

With the Laneige Clear C Advanced Effector, it is now easier than ever to achieve the skin you want. The boosting essence is formulated with 92.5% super berry extract from Acerola and Acai Berry extract with four-fold anti-oxidative power of Vitamin C to tackle pigmentation, sun spots, and delay premature signs of ageing. In addition, it features Silicium Capture Technology™ that stabilises the active ingredients and makes it more effective.

Used as the first step after cleansing, before your refiner (toner), all you need is 2.5ml or three pumps dispensed by the smart container on a cotton pad provided along with the boosting essence. Use the patterned side in the day to gently exfoliate and promote blood circulation and use the opposite side in the night to deliver the essence twice as effectively. Not only does it leave your skin hydrated and refreshed, it also preps your skin to receive the benefits of the skincare that follows.

Laneige Clear C Advanced Effector retails at SGD56 for 150ml, inclusive of 60 exclusively designed cotton pads, and is available at all Laneige boutiques and counters.

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2014 has brought us trends such as mesh, metallic pieces, monochrome, the sporty look, face contouring, various nail art ideas, and short haircuts. This year is different, but with a few exceptions, especially since natural effortless looks are what fashion authorities are showing off on the runways. 


We gave you what's in this 2015 in fashion and beauty, so now we give you the trends that are in still in from 2014 and has found it's way back!


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Comfort Shoes




Mandals, Birkenstocks, Nike Roshe Runs, Adidas Stan Smiths...you name it. As long as they're flat, they're still in. Flats are comfortable, but it has been proven that comfort doesn't necessarily mean it's not fashionable. You can add spunk by wearing sneakers, or dress down a pair of tailored pants by wearing sandals. Flat shoes are versatile, comfortable, fashionable, and they're here to stay. 

Bold Lipsticks



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No need to sulk over all those red and purple lippies you bought because it's still worth raving about! Coloured lips have been such a big thing last year that they decided to stay up until this year. Every girl loves a bold lip because it adds a dash of character and glam to your #FOTD. 



Clear Skin



Clear skin will always be in! So much more now that the natural look is making a statement. This year you can opt to go out of your house without putting too much make up on. But of course that needs a little work on your side as well. You can follow these three easy steps from G Diipa's YouTube channel on how to get clear skin: cleanse, tone and moisturise.  



Basics



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Since Monochrome is staying strong in 2015, anything that falls under "basic" is in. A few noteworthy pieces are crisp white polos, black sandals, cropped tops (yes, they're still in too), and tailored trousers. It may look easy to style but mastering the minimalistic trend is a challenge sometimes. Make sure it doesn't get too boring by adding textured pieces and playing around with layering! 



Eyeliner



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Last but not the least is the use of eyeliner. Whether it's a thin line on top of the lid or a thick cat eyeliner, they're still in---and probably will always be in. Just like the bold lippies, the eyeliner adds more character to your look and refines your eyes a little bit more. It's perfect for just about any day and any occassion.  



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