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Put down your bronzer and add a flush of colour to your contouring this Winter with my Seasonal pick of blushes and step-by-step guide!


It’s as simple as adding a wash of rosey-colour to your usual contouring this Season, whilst complementing our fairer, Winter skin-tones while still adding depth and a sense of warmth.

Often in Winter bronzers can look dirty on fairer skin-tones making skin look dull. One of the simplest ways to overcome this problem is to add a flush of colour either over the top of your usual bronzer to lift and brighten skin or to add a deeper plum or rosy blush instead of your bronzer to breathe a breath of sunshine back into your skin.

Blush is one of my favourite products when it comes finishing off a look, not only bringing the eyes, skin and lips together but also brightening tired or dark circles under the eyes and giving a more youthful feel to one’s face. It’s the un-sung hero of the makeup world and I can never rest until the good word has been spread to all corners of the planet.

This week I have put together a little edit of my favourite colours along with how and where I like to apply them. Take a look and let me know what you think?


 

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NARS Hot Sand & Orgasm Blush 

One of the hottest duos and on high rotation in my kit this Season! On one side sits Orgasm, one of the best-selling blushes and considered a ‘cult product’ due to its vivid flush of luminous transparent colour- that I can pretty much confirm works across ever skin tone. On the other sits Hot Sand, a beige, highly luminous highlighter to kiss all the high points of your face with an up-lighting flash of light and radiance no matter how dull the weather may be. Firstly, I have to say I wish NARS would release Hot Sand as a solo highlighter. It’s genius. It blends so effortlessly across pretty much all skin tones and really pops without looking sparkly in any way! Secondly this is not a duo blush to be missed, especially if you’re a blush virgin. It’s undoubtedly one of the most user friendly colours I have found. TipUse Orgasm high on the apples of the cheeks to brighten skin and tired eyes or over the top of your bronzer when contouring to brighten skin!


 

 

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure

If the thought of swapping out your bronzer for blush is too much for you than Hourglass Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure could just well be for you? A marble-like blush of a luminous sand-like colour and deep, bronzy-plum that blend together similar to what a bronzer would but with a gentle hue of colour to brighten up the Winter blues. Whether you’re are of the fairer skin tone or of a more olive tone, Mood Exposure can be layered to suit your skin tone. TipApply like you would a bronzer to the contours of your face to really bring skin to life.


 

 

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Bobbi Brown Blush in Apricot 

Vivid As It Is Matt Bobbi Brown’s Apricot Blush is one of my personal favs. Don’t be afraid of Vivid As It Is, as the matt-ness of the powder gives the flush of colour an out-of-focus hue making it fool proof and subtle as it is bright! Whether you’re brightening a sultry, smokey eye or contrasting a fresh pinky-nude lip, just don’t be shy and wear it high on the apples of the cheeks. TipThe trick to getting a flawless finish when applying a bright matt colour is to apply the colour to a large powder brush – shaking off any excess- and washing it over the apples of the cheeks and back towards the ears. If you want to take another ten years off, brush the excess product after each cheeck up the same side of the nose. You will be pleasantly surprised I promise you!


 

 

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Givenchy Le Prisme Blush in Lune Rosee

I’m just going to come out and say this colour is my choice when working with medium to darker skin tones. There is something about the mix of colours that adds depth and colour to warmer skin tones that feels like it just belongs there. TipI like to sweep the colour down off the apples and back though the contours of the cheeks to brighten while adding depth and contour to a Winter or Summer skin. To seal the deal there is a clear particle that runs through the 4 shades that illuminates the skin just enough to the right side of freshness!


 

 

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Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Love Is The Drug

A two-step blush that gives you the kind of flush of colour that only being in love can do! Love Is The Drug is a two in one cheek colour that can lift and define the contours of your face by swishing the brush around the outer shade of the blush and then adding a pop of colour to the apples of your cheek by dabbing the tip of the brush in the brightest shade which sits in the centre of the compact. What I love about yet another victory in design and usability from the queen of Makeup, Charlotte Tilbury is the texture. It has a subtle, clear particle that runs through both colours that adds light to the skin and makes it fool-proof to blend.


 

 

 

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Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush in Flushed 

Come Winter it’s like the change of guards swapping out the Summer reds and bronzers with classic pinks and magentas to brighten skin with! Long wearing and easy to blend with either your fingers or a brush, Revlon’s PhotoReady Cream Blush in Flushed is best used straight on the skin before you apply your foundation. Yes, that’s right, under your foundation! Be liberal so that when you work your foundation -in a dabbing motion over the blush- there is enough colour to gently warm its way through the foundation giving skin a hue of colour that looks like it comes from within. You can thank me later for this very well kept industry secret!



Credits

Photography; Byron Spencer for Maxmade.com.au, Hair & Makeup, Max May using Shisedio & KMS, Model; Carly Jarrett at Priscillas Studio; Luxe Studios & Productions.

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