Mineral makeup blush is a bit tricky to apply, it’s because for mineral foundations, you can always load up, and just buff them away evenly if you apply too much, but mineral makeup blushes, very pigmented in nature, when applied, cannot be undone unless it is removed with tons of mineral foundation ( which I don’t recommend, since it would chalk up the face ), or by erasing everything and starting again, which is a pain.
To apply, get the smallest amount of product using a very light, and fluffy brush, with the brush head not being bigger than the entire apple of your cheeks. Apply the least amount of product, and as you notice a slight flush, just blend until it looks flawless, and get more product, apply again in a very sheer layer, until you get the desired color on your cheeks.
There are two types of application for mineral blush, according to face shapes.
For square, round, and heart shaped faces, mineral makeup blush is to be applied on the cheekbones ( this is another way, than applying on the apples of the cheeks ). Start at the outer corner of the iris of the eye, then follow the cheekbones, blending vertically to hairline. Blend, until looking natural!
For long, and oval shaped faces, try this : from the outer corner of your eye, swipe vertically thrice – one, vertically to the temple, one, vertically to the highest point of the ear, and one, horizontally. Blend, blend.
Some no-no’s on applying blushes are:
1. Applying below the nose
2. Applying higher than the temple
3. Applying too near the nose.
4. Applying too low, which drags the face down and makes it look old.
Well, that’s what I’ve learned so far! And so far, mineral makeup blush application has been quite okay on me lately. Just practice with the lightest pressure and surely, you won’t go wrong!