How To Apply Blush Flawlessly Every Time | Clozette

Ever stood at a makeup aisle and stared at the array of blushers available and struggled with picking a colour that would work for you? After all, you don't want to go too light that it looks like you're not wearing blush at all (or worse: making you look too pale and washed-out); nor do you want a blush that's too bright that it makes you look like you're constantly embarrassed and shy around everyone. 

A perfect blush is all about balance. It should blend perfectly into your skin, enhance your natural skin tone's blushing colour, and complement your overall #MOTD. The end goal after all is to just add a sweet wash of colour to bring dimension to your skin.

So to help you out, here are a few tips to keep in mind for a flawless blush application every time.

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Aim for a good skin base



For any makeup to sit flawlessly on your skin, you need to have a good skin base to begin with. It doesn't mean you need perfect, crystal clear skin. But it's all about creating a smooth base for your makeup to blend on without it clinging on to dry patches or emphasizing flaws. So be sure to prep your skin before hand with a good skin regimen targeted at making your skin smooth and hydrated.
Pick a colour that works for you



For that perfect blush, you need to select shades that will work well with your skin-tone. Fair-skinned girls should go for soft-pink or light-coral shades. If you're medium-toned, choose warm-mauve or deep peach shades. Darker skin-tones girls can experiment with darker colours such as deep fuchsia or tangerine.


What's your skin type?



There are a variety of blush products out there from powder, cream, liquid--and they all come in a variety of finishes. So pick a product that will work well on your skin type. If you're oily skinned, go for matte, powder blushes with a good colour payoff to last the day. Those with dry-skin can opt for cream or liquid blushes for a hydrated, radiant flush. If you have combination skin, pick a powder blush with a sheen finish to give your skin a subtle glow.


It's all in the application



Don't let your blush overwhelm your face with a botched application technique. To keep your flush looking natural and well-blended with the rest of your makeup look, apply it softly with a stippling brush. This brush allows you to slowly work the product onto your skin in gentle layers.


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When it comes to choosing the right makeup, it's all about the brand that gives you the best quality for the price paid. Signature brands are quite good, but sometimes they may just not be the best fit for your skin, or worse, they do not live up to the promises stated. That's why more and more beauty girls are on the hunt for bang-for-the-buck makeup buys. These are products that mix affordability with quality. 


Aside from the usual drugstore biggies such as L'Oreal, Maybelline, and Revlon, here are 5 other affordable makeup brands you should check out for a flawless #MOTD! 

 

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Bourjois



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Bourjois is a brand loved by many beauty bloggers and vloggers from all over the world. Their no-fail product? The Healthy Mix line composed of concealer, foundation, and serum that are all comparable (if not better) to high-end brands' foundations. It's been tried and tested for a healthy, flawless finish that lasts all day.

NYX



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NYX is a brand from the US that is available in almost all countries and is priced a bit cheaper than bigger drugstore brands. They're known for their butter lipsticks and glosses, matte lip creams, and various palettes for eyeshadows and contouring. NYX is a go-to brand for Makeup Artists as they are highly pigmented and deliver good results every time!



Sleek Makeup



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Sleek Makeup has built a loyal following throughout the years as they are known for strong pigmentation and high quality. Our best buy from them would have to be their blusher palettes that feature colours perfect for light, medium, and dark skin tones. 



CLIO



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Like most Korean products, CLIO is a brand that has it all, right from the classy foundation cult favourites to quirky lip markers. Highly recommended are their foundations, cushions, concealers, lipsticks, and eyebrow kits. Even PONY, the famous Korean beauty YouTuber, uses their products regularly! 



e.l.f



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Eyes Lips Face, or e.l.f, is probably the cheapest one in the bunch but have commendable items that deliver great results. Also, if you're looking for affordable makeup brushes, they have a great beginner and pro brush line to kick-start your brush collection. 



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Being a Clozette Ambassador takes passion and hard work to a whole new level. It also comes with a great responsibility to represent Clozette properly when they're working with brands and going to events. As such, Clozetters aspire to be one.


To help you reach your Clozetter goals, here are a few traits you can pick up from the other ambassadors!


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She's Consistent



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You know the drill, you can either upload directly to the Clozette Website or use the #Clozette hashtag when you upload something on Instagram and it will upload itself to the Clozette Community. To be honest, it's just a piece of cake, and the Ambassadors who know the demands of their followers make sure that they always have something new to show them daily. Consistently uploading gives your followers something to look forward to, making them more engaged to you and your content.

She's Original



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Anyone can be called a fashionista or a beauty junkie, but if her content is the same as everyone else's then she won't standout. Making an impact requires creativity and being a Clozette Ambassador is the same. It demands creativity, so make sure you put your artsy-self on when taking your photos and writing your captions so people like or comment on your photo!  



She Puts Her Best Foot Forward



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In line with the second point, how will you show your creative flat lays and well-posed OOTD shots if the images are not of good quality? Blurry shots, bad lighting, and uneven framing (unless it's part of your aesthetic) are not good to look at and might make a few Clozetters hit "unfollow" if they see that you're not putting your best foot forward. 



She Inspires



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Being an inspiration is not something done overnight. You have to combine all the traits and really work hard to be at your best all the time. It's also about being a better version of yourself every single day! If they see you progress through life, inspiring others with your style or beauty know-how, they will certainly keep checking your blog, instagram, or clozette profile for your latest updates.



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