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i am not that big on blush…
i have bought a natural one and a peach one many years ago from Dior,it was my investment,it has a real quality brush….
made of real hair i think.
thats that.
i always use this two,since they r very natural on my light skin. i read somewhere,that if U find Your perfect blush,U can stick to it for a lifetime…
Thats not entirely sure,bc trends come and go…
But it has worked for me.
Since then i bought a pinker blush from YSL,i use it if i want a fresher look.

It’s intuition for me; it depends on what type of look I want, and what I want to emphasize in the look. No rules, just intuition.

I have ten different shades of blushes, just because I am looking for the perfect one. I’m still looking, LOL

I really like the natural blush look.

I will know what blush to use in a look depends on the color of the lipstick I’m going to use. A pink toned lipstick would mean I would use a pink blush, a peach lipstick will make me use a peach toned blush πŸ™‚

well what about a nude lipstick? or a bright magenta lipstick? or a red lipstick? or a purple lipstick????

For a nude lip, I generally go with a sheer brownish tone blush and sometimes even tone it down more with powder. With other colors, I look for the undertones…
I don’t really wear bright colors on the lips, so, it would be hard for me…but if I was wearing bright lips or really smoky eyes, I would be REALLY sheer on the cheeks, because I like only one focal point on my face: dark smoky eyes== nude lips, neutral eye==red lips, etc…

It’s often a guess, but it does tend to go by the overall look I’m trying to achieve. If it’s something light and playful, I’ll choose a light/bright pink. If it’s a more serious look, then I’ll choose a warmer, darker color.

It will depends on what colors and what type of eye makeup I have that day. I do my eye makeup first,then blusher & finally lipstick.

Depends on my outfit. If I am wearing warm colors I will use a blush like peachykeen. For cool colors I will use a blush like true romantic. For more natural looks I will use blushbaby or gingerly. I never match it to my lip color cuz I only wear lip balm or clear lip gloss.

I just own three, a bobbi brown one and two MAC beauty powder blushes, a lighter and a darker one. Right know I prefere the light one (shy beauty), because I don’t look ugly, when I sweat.

Usually I use a bronzer first then over that I apply my blush (it has 3 strips two tones of pink plus a highlighter) that I apply over the bronzer. That makes it look very natural plus it seems neutral….the bronzer is my warm, the pink is my cool!

I have a couple that suit my skin tone very well, and then just switch them up depending on my look for the day.

I choose my blush based on the over all look that I’m going for based on occasion and time of day. If I’m going for a summery look, I may go with a bronzer. For an evening out, a plum blush. For a subtle look for daily wear, a peach blush.

I generally will stay in the same color family. I’m an artist, and I have taken Color Theory, so I guess I have no excuse to not use proper colors! XD

But really if the eyes and lips are in the pink range, I go for a pink blush. If it’s teals, then I’d pick the complement color, peach. I guess it’s more of a gut feeling choice, but there’s also the whole color wheel theory that you have to throw into the equation. Right?

I generally only stick to pinks and peaches with my blushes, although I do have some reds and some bronzy/dusty rose looking ones (Eversun, anyone?). I stopped using taupey ones and purpley ones in the last few years because they just look dirty or dated on me.

i wish i had a formula or something. i just recently started using blush and i can’t say that i know what i’m doing yet. in the past i have used a bronzer.

i dont particular care for the one i do own, Glee by BareMinerals. I’ve got this peachy colored one by MaryKay that i’ve been trying to use and sometimes it looks good but other times it off……

i really need to figure something out bc i’m getting married this fall and want to nail down my look so i can practice, practice, practice.

Oh, too bad about the Glee! I actually like it for natural/neutral looks. But I always go super easy with it, and never use so much that you can actually “see” the blush – going easy makes it gives me a subltle flushed, happy look. Too much of it just makes me look too made up and a bit dirty.

Right now I tend to use a Mac MSF as a blush. I have Light Flush from the N collection, and it gives a natural pinkey highlighted cheek – love it! Maybe the MSFs could be a good start?

I’m sure you’ll find something nice to wear on your wedding πŸ™‚

I try to match with the tone of the rest of the makeup (warm or cool), and keep the blush as natural as possible. I prefer focus on the eys, and only use blush to “unflatten” my face after foundation. Oh, and for shiny highlighted cheeks now in the summer time πŸ™‚

I mostly go on the feeling, no real science here πŸ™‚

Actually, IΒ΄m experimenting with using the blush as a contrast to the eyes or the lips. If my eyes are coral or orange and my cheeks are aswell, it tend to get too much, so I tried to contrast the warm eyes with a cold blush, True Romantic BBP, and it made my look so crisp. The same if I wear a purple/mauve outfit with a purple/mauve eye, I pick it up with a coral-coloured blush.I donΒ΄t believe in the ultimate blush, just as eyeshadows and nailvarnish, thereΒ΄s one for every occasion and itΒ΄s fun to see how different shades changes the way you look.

I tend to go with a color that matches the overall undertone of my eyes/lips…sometimes I push the lip a bit out of the undertone for some contrast (ex: bronzy eyes and cheeks + a slightly pinker/cool gloss).

If I really can’t decide, then I start with a neutral and see if I need an extra pop of color (at which point it’s a gut feeling what that “pop” will be)

I all else fails and I’m still really unsure, I’ll take a warm toned blush and a cool-toned blush and literally hold one up to each cheek (in their containers) and see which undertone looks “right”–then I use that one. Works for me!

I’ve been using NARS’ Orgasm with everything lately. Really just getting into blush. I tend to only wear it when going out though, I feel silly getting too made up to work at a vet clinic! (Plus don’t want flaking or rub-off when in surgery!) I love MAC’s Pink Swoon and Dollymix as well though!

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I’m glad you’ve gotten into it, though πŸ™‚ Oh man, I can’t imagine wearing much makeup at a vet clinic! So much hands-on activity!

I only own four blushes and I tend to follow these “rules”:
If I’m doing a pink or purple eye, I use MAC’s Blossoming Cream Blush (I love it because it has a slight shimmer to it)
If I’m doing a green or gold eye, I use Spaced Out blush (Neo Sci Fi)
If I’m doing a blue eye, I use MAC’s LadyBlush Cream Blush, which is similar to Blossoming but without the shimmer (something about shimmery blush with blue eyes looks a little too much for me)
If I’m doing a neutral eye (or I can’t decide on a blush) I use Milani’s Luminous blush. This is the only drug store cosmetic I own, but it is an EXACT dupe for NARS Orgasm blush….and it’s under ten bucks!

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