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Bold Blushes and Blush Application Tips

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Bold Blushes and Blush Application Tips

How to Wear Bold Blush

Nars Exhibit A
Even though fall has arrived and the weather has dropped 10 degrees here in LA, flushed cheeks are here to stay! In following this bold blush trend, it is very important to blend, blend, blend and keep it minimal because less is definitely more. We are not trying to look like Ronald McDonald here. My biggest tip when applying blush is to focus on the apple and the top of your cheekbones. When in doubt, smile :) I also tell my clients that if you set a pencil or a long brush handle on your ear this will show you where to properly apply your blush and will prevent you from brushing it on too low. By applying your blush this way, you will be giving yourself a min face-lift! Now who doesn’t want like ten of those! Sign me up please ;)

So of course, I have several blush obsessions, and they all depend on my “makeup mood” or occasion as I would say. Usually when I want something light and natural, I’ll use a Tarte cheek stain. But guess what! These can also be worn boldly by simply applying more, or I will sometimes top it off with Tarte’s amazonian clay 12-hr blush. Since you are layering two colors, this allows you to be artistic where you can manipulate the color. Blushes in the form of creams and stains also have more staying power, so they will last throughout the day. I love to layer Blissful stain first then Natural Beauty clay blush. This combination will give you a a bold, peachy-pink look. Yet when it comes to blush, Nars has definitely created some of the boldest hues. Here are my Nars’ cult favorites: exhibit a (bright rouge/powder blush) and cactus flower (watermelon/cream blush).

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@spunkystyle They stay true to color! Orgasm is their best seller. So popular that it also comes in lip gloss and a highlighting liquid. This comment has been removed.
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I heard a lot about NARS blushes! I really want to try it out...what are people's experience with them?? This comment has been removed.
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I love your advice "when in doubt, smile!" more people need to remember this easy "makeup trick." This comment has been removed.
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NARS is definitely known for their blushes! This comment has been removed.
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Make Up For Ever makes the best cream blush! It's called HD microfinish and lasts all day for me. This comment has been removed.
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