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5 Best Blush Colors for Any Skin Tone

5 Best Blush Colors for Any Skin Tone

If you’re anything like me, I want to SEE what colors look like on different skin tones. Check out my ftop 5 blush colors for any skin tone.

How To Determine Your Face Shape

How To Determine Your Face Shape

There are some things about your body that are crucial to know, and your face shape is one of them. Determining your face shape can make things a lot easier

How To Apply Blush For Your Face Shape

How To Apply Blush For Your Face Shape

Now that you learned what color blush is the right one for you, let’s dive into how to apply blush for your face shape.

Blush seems fairly straightforward, right?!? All you have to do is dab some blush onto your cheeks, blend it out, and you’re good to go, right? Wrong. It’s way more than just a swipe and a swirl. Blush can be incredibly flattering to your bone structure if you use it more strategically.

There are different makeup application techniques in regards to how to apply blush, depending on the shape of your face—and they can make a world of difference. And as it turns out, blush can do more than give your cheeks a nice, rosy glow. 

Once you know your perfect blush color and technique combo, you’ll never go back to that typical application again. Unsure about what face shape you have? Check out my How To Determine Your Face Shape Article!

Brushes

First things first, You’re going to need a good blush brush. When it comes to brushes, the more bristles, the more color you’ll apply to the skin. I recommend choosing a brush that has synthetic bristles.

My picks:

Sonia Kashuk Blush Makeup Brush: With soft synthetic bristles, this brush is gentle on your skin while applying your rosy tint or dash of red with a natural finish. A dome shape is perfectly designed to focus the blush on the apples of your cheeks, and a sturdy handle makes for easy application and control. 

Motives Retractable Powder Brush: It’s a retractable powder brush made from synthetic hair that you can use for powder or blush application

Oval

Oval faces are long with somewhat prominent cheeks, a narrower chin, and a narrow forehead. Start at the apple of your cheeks and sweep up towards your temples. Add the slightest bit just above the temple, too.

DON’T: Apply blush under your cheekbones—that’s actually where you should contour.

Round

Your goal, when you have a round face, should be to make your cheekbones pop. Make your face look more angular by applying blush slightly lower down and towards the outside of your cheeks almost, but not quite, under your cheekbones.

DON’T: Apply blush in circles to the apples of your cheeks, it can make your face look even rounder. Also, remember to avoid blending towards your nose since that can make your face look rounder.

Square

If you have a square face shape, you should stick to the basics. Soften your jawline by applying blush on the apples of your cheeks swirling in small circles.

DON’T: Make sure not to blend too far out horizontally because this may cause the opposite effect and give the illusion of a wider-looking face.

Oblong

Having an oblong face means you have more room for blush. Make an oblong face look wider by keeping blush more horizontal and don’t forget to blend well. Start under the pupils and blend to the middle of your cheeks.

DON’T: Go to high on the cheekbone.

Heart

If your face is long with prominent cheekbones and a pointy chin, you likely have a heart-shaped face. The goal is to soften your pointy features.

Swirl your blush brush in your blush, knock off the excess, then apply it in “C” shapes from the top of your cheeks to the end of your eye brows. Use more product along the cheekbone, then diffuse it up towards the temple, pushing it in and upwards.

DON’T: Go overboard with your application. Create t a blended look since it’s on more than just the cheeks.

Here’s a guide that I hope you find helpful 🙂

Blush Application Guide
Get The Look: 4 Looks with The Motives Goal Digger Palette

Get The Look: 4 Looks with The Motives Goal Digger Palette

With the recent launch of 4 NEW Motives palettes, I decided to use one at a time and create some fun looks for my All Things Beauty Community during some LIVE tutorials. Last week I moved on to the Motives GOAL DIGGER Palette and I am in love! […]

Everything You Need About Jade Rollers

Everything You Need About Jade Rollers

Jade rollers have been the latest craze and have been popping up everywhere. It’s no surprise when you look at the benefits of incorporating rollers.

Introducing Lumiere de Vie Matte Moisturizer

Introducing Lumiere de Vie Matte Moisturizer

The wait is over!! The new Matte Moisturizer is here. While this is formulated for all skin types, I especially know that my oily skin clients will be raving over this new moisturizer. Here are all the details on this new revolutionary product.

Formulated with over 30 skin loving ingredients, this light-weight moisturizer helps to hydrate skin while balancing shine. This matte lotion helps to even out skin tone while giving the skin a radiant appearance and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Instantly absorbing into skin to deliver smooth, fresh texture, the skin is left feeling supple and firm and excess oil is controlled. Lumière de Vie Matte Moisturizer nourishes skin for a flawless finish and works as a primer to prep skin pre-makeup. Dramatically improve the appearance of your skin with Lumière de Vie Matte Moisturizer.

Lumiere matte lotion

  • Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Moisturizes skin while controlling oil
  • Brightens the skin for a more radiant complexion
  • Provides a supple look and feel for refined-looking skin
  • Helps skin appear smoother and feel firmer
  • Can also be used as a makeup primer

How do I use Lumière de Vie®Matte Moisturizer?

Apply morning and evening to freshly cleansed skin. Gently massage a generous amount on face and jawline, using light upward motions.

How often do I use Lumière de Vie Matte Moisturizer?

Lumière de Vie Matte Moisturizer can be used both morning and night throughout your skincare regimen to add that extra moisturizer your skin needs to keep it feeling and looking smooth and firm.

Will this product cause my skin to flake or peel?


When your skin starts to flake or peel that means it is time to moisturize! Lumiere de Vie does just that! Formulated to penetrate deep into your skin’s layers to not only moisturize but to create smooth, even skin as well.

Matte Lotion

Will this product leave my skin feeling dry?

No, this product is formulated to hydrate your skin and leave it feeling supple and smooth.

Will this product make my skin feel tighter?


This product will leave your skin feeling moisturized and firm.

Will this product work with all skin tones and types?

Yes! Lumière de Vie Matte Moisturizer was created to work well with all skin tones and types.

Is Lumière de Vie Matte Moisturizer tested on animals?

Lumière de Vie does not conduct or commission animal testing of any finished product.

Get yours here!!

Ice Rolling 101

Ice Rolling 101

If you struggle with large pores, swelling or puffy skin, you may want to include an ice roller into your skin care regime. Here’s why…

In-Flight Skincare Tips

In-Flight Skincare Tips

Last week I traveled to Australia, and as I write this I’m sitting in my hotel in Singapore. If you’ve traveled a long distance, you know that plane travel can wreak havoc on your skin in more ways than one. It’s very important to continue […]

The Best Eyeliner For Every Eye Shape

The Best Eyeliner For Every Eye Shape

All month I have been sharing information about eyeliner, but one of THE most important lessons is HOW to apply eyeliner that’s best for your eye shape.

One of the amazing and fun things about makeup, is we can use it to change eye shape or the way that your eyes look. Some eye shapes will benefit from a dramatic cat eye, while others, just a subtle flick. Here are some tips to help you flatter your eye shape.

Almond Eyes

If your eyes are oval-shaped with narrow corners, you most likely have almond shaped eyes. The almond shape can be big or small. If your eyes are on the smaller size, be careful not to make them look smaller by closing in your eyes with a lot of eyeliner.


To enhance almond eyes, draw a thin line starting at the inner top corner that gets thicker toward the outer corners. You can flick it out, stopping at the tip where your crease starts. You can also smudge eyeliner underneath, keeping it thicker in the outer corners.

Monolids

Monolids are flat on the surface and don’t have much of a crease, if any.

Use pencil eyeliner for this type of eyes. Start applying the eyeliner from the innermost lashes. Make sure that the shape is going along with the eyes structure.

With monolids, you want to make the outer corner of your eye more defined than the inner corner, so it opens up your eyes rather than closes it.

Hooded Eyes

Hooded eyes feature an extra layer of skin that droops over the crease, causing the lid to appear smaller.

To define hooded eyes apply a very thin line of eyeliner very close to the lash line with a thick wing. Tightline your upper lid with a dark eyeliner. Darkening the lash line this way also means you don’t waste too much lid space with liquid/gel liners.

Downturned Eyes

Downturned eyes have a slight dropping on the outer corners. If you draw a horizontal line from your inner corner to the outer corner, and the outer corner is lower, your eyes are downturned.

To lift downturned eyes, flick your eyeliner upward at the outer corners to lift your eyes up. Curl your lashes to open up the corner even more!

Round Eyes

You have round eyes if you have a visible crease in your eyelid and the iris of your eye is surrounded by just a touch of white, disconnecting it from your top and bottom eyelid.


Applying eyeliner to the top lash lines and thickening at the center of the lids will make round eyes look more oval. You can also play out the outer corners with an extended wing or by smudging dark liner along the lower lash line.

Small Eyes

You have small eyes if you are unable to see white around your iris.

Never apply dark eyeliner on your bottom waterline, as this will make your eyes look even smaller. Instead, tighline your upper lash line, and smudge along outer corner of your lower lash line.

Also consider adding a stroke of light-colored eyeliner along the top and bottom waterlines to make your eyes appear even bigger.

Wide Set Eyes

Wide set eyes are more than one eyeball width apart, so the goal is to make them appear to be closer together.

A thicker, more pronounced line in your inner corners creates the illusion of less space between your peepers.

Close Set Eyes

Close set eyes are less than one eyeball width apart.

Use light colors on the inner corners, and extend the outer corners using dark eyeliner.

Want even more eyeliner tips? Check out my article: 12 EYELINER HACKS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE


12 Eyeliner Hacks That Will Change Your Life

12 Eyeliner Hacks That Will Change Your Life

Where would we be without eyeliner? The power of a perfectly lined eye can’t be beat. These eyeliner hacks are meant to make your life easier.