The Blush of a Rose

Women and men have always strived to look younger and to have a youthful appearance. And outside of proper skin care, make up can help do that. The one thing that women (and men too) have done for generations to give that rosy glow, that youthful shade of pink is to wear blush.

Some may ask why not just bronzer, or contour, or highlight. Why blush? Blush is different that all those other products. Typically it is more in the pink/peach/red/purple family as opposed to the golden browns, bronzes, and neutral tones one finds in the bronzer, contour family.

Blush provides a rosy glow to your skin, where bronzer and contour simply help structure your face.

Is blush necessary? No. Would I recommend it? Yes. Nothing is every necessary regarding makeup. You apply and use what you like, love, and what makes you feel good. Even when doing a “no makeup” makeup application, I would use blush, as we all have a little color in our cheeks and it makes you look more natural.

Again a rule of thumb, less is more. Start with a light stroke of blush and angle it up towards your temple, to give you and instant face lift. If you need to darken it or enhance it more, add a little more. You can always add more but it’s a pain to take it away.

I don’t have any preferred brands of blush, currently I am using Milani blush in the color Dolce Pink. It works for my skin tone, but so have many other shades and brands. Find one you like and don’t be afraid to mix it up at times. It may not be a big change but it can be enough to cause people to look twice at the beauty in front of them.

Remember you are perfect the way you are, and only need to use makeup for yourself. Don’t change who you are for anyone.

Be strong, be beautiful, be you

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