As an essential part of any natural makeup look, a touch of blush is the perfect way to naturally enhance your best features and add a natural glow to your makeup.For all of the blushing brides amongst us, we’re giving you the ultimate guide on how to apply blush for your wedding day.
From choosing the perfect shade of blush to mastering the right application, we are shining the spotlight on our blush products so you can create healthy rosy cheeks and give your whole face an instant glow - everything you want for your special day! With only the best bridal brush, we are bringing you the ultimate blush guide to help you create your dream natural wedding day makeup.
Which blush shade is best for me?Blush isn't a one-size-fits-all product. Start by giving your cheeks a gentle pinch to see your natural flush and choose a shade that looks closest to that. If you’re still not sure, here are some tips for finding your best shade:
- Pale, fair skin - look for a light pink shade to give your cheeks a subtle flush of colour.
- Light-medium skin - a peachy pink blush will give your skin a nice glow.
- Olive skin tones - try a punchier shade of pink for some added radiance.
- Darker skin tones - warm, bright blushes will work beautifully with your skin.
How do I apply my blush?Where and how you apply your blush depends largely on your face shape. When applied correctly, blush should accent certain areas of your face so you’ll need to take your bone structure into account before reaching for your brush.
To help define your cheekbones, focus on the apples of your cheeks. Apply your blush slightly below the cheekbone and then blend outward for a soft look.
Help give your face a more angular look by sweeping your blush from the ear down the cheekbone towards the mouth. Adding a little touch of blush to the chin and blending it well can help make your face appear longer.
Sweep your blush over your cheekbones. Aim to place the colour just above the bone rather than towards the hollow beneath it to help raise the height of your cheekbone.
Apply your blush to your cheekbones, below the outer corners of your eyes. Be sure the blush never extends lower than the tip of the nose and blend well in a slight semicircle or a straight line to make your face appear shorter.
Now, it’s time to decide on a blush formula. Is cream blush better than powder? Much like when you're trying to decide on the right formula of foundation, there are many different types of blush that will suit different types of skin. What works for one bride, may not work for another. When selecting your wedding blush, consider both your skin and desired finish to get the best results.
Find the best blush for your wedding day
Now that you know how to select the best bridal blush, you will find everything you need online at INIKA. Shop online today and you'll be the ultimate blushing bride, rosy-cheeked and glowing. Create the best wedding makeup with our guide to The Perfect Bridal Look, tips on How to Apply Lip and Cheek Tint Perfectly plus so much more on the INIKA blog.