Should women over 40 still wear blush if they like to go natural? I say a resounding yes, even though this is the most tempting step for me to skip!
Blush is essential for your beauty routine. It instantly adds a radiant, healthy glow in one quick sweep. Even if you like to keep your makeup routine to a minimal, skipping blush will wash you out and make you look older. On the other hand, a gentle sweep will add a warm, healthy glow and make a huge difference. - stylecraze.com
Tips for Women of Color: How to Find the Right Blush
Here are 5 tips to guide you...
(1) The first tip: avoid blushes that are frosty! And this is even more important for women of color.
Those kinds of blushes just sit on top of our skin and stands out, but not in a good way.
(2) Another thing to avoid is blush colors that are too light. We have all seen blush or rouge that was applied with a heavy hand. But it's lighter color that resolves the problem, it's lighter application and lots and lots of blending.
As women of color, we didn't use to have many choices in the past, and I think that is why some of us avoided wearing blush altogether.
But now we're older, and we also have more choices. Try to find a good fit for your coloring, and use a gentle touch if you prefer a more natural look
(3) The best "over 40" makeup tip I have been given is to put your blush on the apples of your cheeks, but don't smile as you do it. That seems to work perfectly for me.
Use upward strokes as you apply it.
And I do also put a dab or two a little farther out than the apples, but very lightly and with lots of blending.
(4) Watch out for the changes in coloring I mentioned in a previous post.
As we age, our coloring tends to lighten. I don't like the word fade; it sounds so sad. But it does lose some effervescence, shall we say?
But that means our makeup colors should do the same. And if you are not coloring your hair, then as it gets more grey, cooler blush colors will work better for you than warmer ones do.
(5) Another tip that applies to all of your make up is that less is more. So apply it with a lighter touch. And blend, blend, blend.
Speaking of blending, here is a picture of me wearing blush created for women of color. Though it is highly pigmented, it blends easily and well, which I love, because I prefer a more natural makeup look.
Makeup on a Budget: I bought Oh Snap (the blush) before I bought any LimeLife lipsticks, and to save money before trying them, I used it as a lipstick, too. That's me wearing it as a lipstick in the picture on the bottom...
How do you put on blush? Do you still wear it?
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