Using only the tip of the bristles of your large brush, sprinkle translucent powder over your entire face. Apply powder along the forehead, around the eyes, nose, mouth and chin. Don’t forget the eye sockets and the neck.
The powder helps fix the makeup and adds a nice matte finish. It must be translucent so that it does not interfere with the color of its base. Even though baby powder is excellent, my favorite is Pinaud’s loose powder Clubman. But if you prefer a compact powder, I recommend the compact Maquifinish from Lancôme, which has a silky texture.
I put loose powder in the palm of my hand, place the marten hairbrush in it and shake the excess out before dusting the face. Use a minimal amount, because too much dust can accentuate the lines.
Smile, find the most fleshy part of your cheeks. With your large brush, apply powdery blush to that part, right between the illuminator and above the outline shadow. Avoid blushing directly under the eye. With the brush, wipe it up and out, toward the ears, but do not wrap it higher than the top of the ear or lower than the lobe. Fade until the color fades into the hairline, use a cotton ball to continue to spread the blush until it achieves a delicate, natural-looking shine. Blush should always be worn subtly.
One of the questions I hear most often is this:”Exactly where should my blush go?” If you follow the instructions above, you will not be mistaken.
However, there are other points where you can use a little blush, I often apply it in the storm area to join the color with the top of the face. If your forehead is very broad, apply blush just below the hairline in the center of your forehead and fade. Use a touch of blushing on the bridge of the nose (but not at the tip), because it is the place where natural sunlight falls. A touch of blushing on the center of the chin can also add more color to the face. When wearing a low-cut neckline, you can put some blushing on the sides of the neck and groove. A touch of blushing on each ear lobe can make a narrow face appear wider.
The blush you wear should be the color closest to your natural skin color. If your skin is olive or yellowish, light tones in the group of roses and reds are the perfect complement. For reddish skin, coral or peach tones help balance it. Bronze and earth tones, as well as shiny corals, are wonderful in tanned skin. Light red is perfect for most women with black skin, while dark brick shadows create a more impressive effect. By night, I’ve worn purple blush on black skin.
Experiment by mixing several tones. Since natural skin tones are a variety of colors, I often use several different colors to create a beautiful effect.
Indian dust, an earth-colored powder that is sold in many stores, creates a soft flush in almost every skin tone and is well worth the test. Its soft and luminous effect is most noticeable when no base is used. Britt Ekland, who doesn’t like an excessive amount of color on her face, uses Indian Earth during the summer as both facial make-up and eye makeup, so the shades look natural.
Blushing, which was called blush, is available in powder, cream, gel and pencil. I prefer powder, but many women tell me that cream blush lasts longer on the skin, especially if it has wrinkles or is very dry. The creamy blush is used in the same place as the powder and applied with the middle finger. I usually suggest that women with very oily skin avoid cream blushing because the color fades quickly. However, some women with oily skin succeed by applying a cream blush before the powder and then powder blush.
When selecting a powder blush, choose one that is soft and silky. If it feels rough and dry, it may look scratched or chalky. Rub the blush between your fingers, if you feel something rough or grainy, try another. Put it on your face, it should blend nicely with your skin tone.
Gels create a translucent appearance, but may dry out some skin types. That’s why they are excellent for women with oily skin. Most pencil blushes are very difficult to apply and tend to pull on the skin. I’ve used lipstick as a blush and it works very well. Some of the eye shadows can also be used as blush. They cost little and come in a variety of pink, red, purple and earth-colored tones. Many blushes are mother-of-pearl and produce shine.
Normally, I avoid mother-of-pearl products, but they can have a pleasant effect, particularly on dry skin.