August 15, 2014
It seems some people have all the luck - long eyelashes, shiny hair and rosy cheeks. If you wish you could get the same flushed look of classic beauties that comes naturally to some ladies, you've come to the right place.
Maybe the only time your cheeks look rosy is when you're sick, when you're embarrassed or after an intense workout. With these tips, you can take your moments of flushed skin from situational to stylized.
Cosmetics to the rescue
To achieve cherub cheek perfection, you just need six tools, according to Cosmopolitan. Get yourself some liquid foundation, a foundation brush, cream blush, powdered blush, a blush brush and a concealer pen. Starting with a clean and moisturized face, apply liquid foundation with a brush. Try out Colorescience Sheer Creme Foundation for a completely smooth and even appearance. Put the product in the center of your face first, then brush toward the edges.
Clean the brush off and grab cream blush for your cheeks. Smile in the mirror and blend the cream into your skin, starting with the roundest edges and moving out to your temples. Once the cream is even, dip a large fluffy blush brush into powdered blush. To make the process even easier, buy Colorescience Mineral Blush Cheek Colore, which comes with a built-in brush. According to the source, your blush should be a bright color that complements the hue of your cream blush. If it appears too bright after the application, you can tone it down with the next step.
Using the concealer pen, draw down the sides of your nose and under your eyes. Make sure the original brush is clean again and blend the concealer well where it meets the blush on your face. Next, push the rest of the concealer across your skin for the full flushed effect.
To finish the look, go with lighter and less-bold products. A subtle lip color, neutral eye shadow and a bit of mascara should be just fine.
Tips for natural rosy cheeks
If you're not much for makeup, there are a few other ways to brighten your skin complexion.
BeautyGlimpse recommended bi-weekly exfoliation to remove any dead skin that could be bringing your skin down. Elemis Gentle Rose Exfoliator is a great product to use for this task.
General healthy choices can give you the flushed look you're after, such as a balanced diet and regular exercise. Additionally, drinking plenty of water will keep your skin hydrated and glowing.