My friend Karen says “blush brings the pretty.”
The right blush can make you look fresher and more rested, and is one of my “le no makeup” makeup essentials.*
Creme blush is often recommended for those of us of a certain age to achieve a more dewy and natural-looking glow, but I’ve found that it’s tougher to control application with cremes than with powder blushes. Too concentrated, or not blended enough and you can wind up with a splotchy or overdone, unnatural effect. Too little and it disappears.
So when a Chanel makeup artist/Sales Associate told me about this technique, I had to rush home and try it: use a “stippling” foundation brush to apply creme blush.
These brushes have two types of fibers/bristles, both shorter and more compact and longer/looser. Usually used for applying and blending foundation, they also work brilliantly to get a controlled, natural-looking application of creme blush. You can start out sheer and build as desired. The brush applies and blends the color in one step, and makes it a breeze to get the blush exactly where you want it.
*My new favorite blush is this Blush Crème de Chanel in “Intonation.” Looks very intense in the container, but lovely on the skin.
Give this technique a try and let me know what you think.
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