Why I Switched to Liquid Blush And Will Never go Back!
I used to never wear blush, I was a bronzer girl through and through. This summer that changed drastically once liquid and cream blush blew up on the market. I’ll be honest, I get sucked into tik tok makeup trends easily, but this one is 100% worth it. Liquid and cream blushes definitely have a learning curve to them when it comes to application (don’t worry, i’ll give you some tips to help) but once you figure it out, you’ll never want to go back. They also may seem intimidating to some who prefer a matte makeup base, like me, but trust me on this and give it a try!
Why I’m Obsessed
Liquid blushes don’t just give you colour, it also makes you look like you are GLOWING. Not just in that highlighter glow way, but in that healthy skin way, which, isn’t that what we all strive for in our makeup looks? It gives structure to the cheeks which I’ve never seen before on my face. Of course powdered blush brings colour to the apples of the cheeks and gives it shape as well, but since it’s usually matte, it’s more one dimensional even with a shimmer blush. Liquid blush almost can work as a contour and highlight for the cheeks with the way it gives dimension. Don’t get me wrong, I still add the whole contour and highlight routine, it completes the look, but if you are going for the whole “makeup no makeup look” liquid blush is the perfect substitute for those sculpted cheeks (more natural looking too).
I must add, you need to find the *right* liquid blush. Like all makeup products, there are some not so great ones out there. You can run into blushes that will lift the foundation you have on underneath, or they may even blend out patchy. One of my holy grail blushes is the Dew I Make You Blush?
From shade range, to the consistency, to the pigment saturation, everything about this liquid blush is perfect. My personal favourite is the shade “Cake” which is a gorgeous dusty rose. If you are into the bright pink blush trend, the shade “Macaron” is perfect for you. You can layer as much as you like, or if you find you added a touch too much, just use the clean side of your sponge or a different brush to gently diffuse the blush.
How to Apply Like a Pro
Now, I did promise to give you some helpful tips on how to apply your liquid blushes so here we go;
- You will need either a damp sponge or a dense brush to blend. I like to apply all my base makeup first-primer, foundation,etc.
- Next take the liquid blush and apply it to the back of your hand first.
- Take your tool of choice and pick the product up. This controls the amount you will apply to your face and makes it a lot easier to blend.
- Then apply the blush to wherever you prefer to add a healthy flush of colour.
- Watch this quick TikTok reel on how I apply my liquid blush!
I really hope this influences you to maybe take a step out of your makeup comfort zone or even inspires you to experiment with liquid blush.