I have a natural flush (not rosacea) and when I apply the tiniest bit of a soft pink color, people notice (in a bad way). So, therefore, I don't wear blush often. However, when people wear blush on a regular basis, they normally only apply it to the apples of their cheeks and don't blend upward making them seem clownish or flushed. Blush should only be applied in very small amounts, or not at all on a daily basis.
A note on the original post, yes blush needs to be blended up the cheek bone. Not just applied on the apple's of the cheek. One of the reasons I like to control my natural flush.
Here is to not looking like a clown !!!
LOL that is so true. I remember my grandmother and her sister always used to wear blush on speacial occasions and they would put on soo much and look really clownish. No one ever said anything because they were much older and I guess didn't want to embarass them? Not sure why. I used to do the same thing with blush and always apply to the apples. But I didn't like it because it looked so clownish on me. I have an oval shaped face so I kept looking on tutorials and tips on applying. I found later that you've got to blend back. After that I can wear pink blush and look just fine.
I have the same issue with the natural flush and find that Tarte's Amazonian Clay Blush in Dollface works amazing for my light skin. It just adds the lightest pink to my skin helping me to blend out my natural pink coloring. I can't recommend it enough.
I agree, I think blush looks the best when it is blended upward. Personally, I have a round face and need to have some contouring! I think it is more flattering to have the blush pulled back a bit or at least have it blended really well.
Agreed. You know what I think is weird though? Its always the older women that overdo blush. I have yet to see a woman my age go overboard with that particular makeup item. Bad lighting in bathroom maybe?
LOL I agree,many times more mature ladies tend to wear HEAVY blush.. but truth be told I have to admit I used to do the same thing!! There was no such thing as too much blush on my face! Using a blush brush with a LONG handle like the Bobbi Brown brushes or the Sephora Collection IT brushes really did help!
I have some pink and red to my skin too, using a lot of concealer to cover it up is GREAT if i want to wear a plummy or pink blush, but otherwise I just stick to peachy tones.