Friday May 20, 2022

Five blusher mistakes that make you look older

Applying blusher is the most satisfying makeup element to put on – a dab of blusher on your brush and you instantly have a healthy glow! It is also the easiest element to do wrongly as it can make you look older than you are.

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Colour choice

It is easy to use the wrong colour. The general rule is to use a subtle rose or baby pink shade. If your skin is medium through to olive you should adopt mauve shades, including peach or apricot tones. Use a well known make up brand such as Lancome makeup.

Blusher placement

When we learn to put blusher on we are told to put it on our cheeks. As we age, our cheeks drop so it would be more beneficial to apply it higher up near your cheekbones to make you look more youthful. The type of blusher is also important – lighter cream and liquid blushers will add a youthful glow to your face as they add just a tinge of colour.

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Formula choice

Your skin type has a lot to do with the type of blusher that you should choose. If you have an oily skin type, use a powder formula as it will help to produce a matt effect and will also absorb excess oil from your skin. Cream formulas work much better with dry skin types as they will leave your skin looking fresh and dewy. Cream or gel formula is better for older skin as using powder on eyes that have a lot of lines will make the lines more prominent. Here are some products you could use:

Amount applied

Applying too much will end in disaster and age you considerably. The purpose of blusher is to make you glow and look as natural as possible. When applying blusher, apply only half the amount you would normally. It is always easier to add more than it is to take some off! Here are some more helpful hints:


It is important that you blend it in well. If you are using a powder formula, do not use small brushes that are dense, use large fluffy brushes; sweep the brush into your product and tap off any excess. Then lightly apply the brush against your cheeks, using an upwards and outwards motion towards your hairline and temples.

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