Blush is an essential part of any makeup routine. It's great for adding color to the skin and can be layered for a more dramatic look. Whether your final look calls for powder blush or cream blush, you'll want to apply your blush high on the apple of your cheek and blend it out toward the ear. How much blush to apply depends on how much color you want. In all cases, you will want to make sure it is well blended so it looks like a natural flush of the skin.
Depending on your complexion and preference, your perfect blush color will vary. Our blush shades were inspired by the natural colors in skin. We have pink, coral, tawny, and bronze shades for all skin tones. To find your perfect natural-looking blush, choose the color that matches your cheeks when you are flushed from exercise. The right shade should add an overall brightness to the face without looking too obvious. In terms of powder blush versus cream blush, powder is good for all skin types while cream blush is typically great for dry skin and leaves a dewy finish.
In general, where to put highlighter and how to highlight depend on where you want to draw attention to on your face. You can apply it using a brush on your cheekbones, on the spot where the bridge of your nose meets your forehead, or your cupid's bow. You also can add highlighter to your brow bones, the inner corners of your eyes, and the middle of your nose.
Bronzer adds color to the skin, helping to contour or define looks. At Bobbi Brown, we consider bronzer a year-round essential. In addition to giving skin warmth, it also helps color correct, naturally enhance features, and keep color balanced through the face, neck, and chest. Bronzer use also helps define your features, giving more depth to your natural beauty.
In general, apply bronzer to your cheeks, forehead, and nose. You can also add a light application across your neck to connect the color of your body and face. Bronzer helps accentuate your cheekbones and gives you an elevated, sun-kissed glow. Once you know how to use bronzer, you can apply it to contour areas of your face using our Angled Face Brush to define your face structure. For more techniques and help finding your perfect bronzer shade, connect with us virtually.
Illuminating powder helps give your skin a radiant glow. While traditional highlighters are used to highlight specific areas, illuminating powder is applied to the entire face for an all-over radiant look. Our Illuminating Bronzing Powder helps enhance your natural features by adding contrast and dimension. It also comes in various shades for a customizable glow. So, whether you're warming up your complexion or looking for luminosity, illuminating powder adds brightness to your makeup.
Contouring adds depth and dimension to the face. The cheekbones, jawline, and nose are three places where contouring helps create these effects. There are various techniques for contouring cheeks. When learning how to contour cheeks or other areas of your face, it is important to use quality bronzing or shading products and proper tools like our Precise Blending Brush to help achieve a defined, flawless look. You want to contour after applying foundation but before applying blush and setting powder
Create a fresh-faced look with a flush of color on cheeks