Fall & Winter can be so hard on our skin. To keep my skin healthy, and looking young I don't tan at all in the colder seasons. I think it's super important to give your skin a break from the Sun!!
I naturally have olive skin, but it doesn't mean I don't feel like my skin looks pale or dull when it hasn't seen the sun. That's why I love blush! I use blush in so many more ways, than just on my cheek bones! I am sharing my favorite ways to use blush, so you can get the most out of your blush and feel pretty and bright in the Winter!
CHEEKS: This is the obvious place to use blush. But many people make the mistake of putting blush in a circular motion on their cheeks, or using a color that is way to dark for their complexion! Find a blush that is soft and natural, and adds a slight color to your face! Also, make sure you blend blend blend! Don't brush it on in a streaky, unnatural way. Instead dab it on slightly, and use soft foundation powder to blend it together on your face!
LIPS: I often use blush on my lips! I moisturizer my lips first to prep them! Then I take a Q-tip and gently dab it onto my blush. I put it on my lips, and go as light or as dark as I want! It creates a natural look, and it matches perfectly to your cheeks! (If you used the same color)
EYE LID: I have some dark plum blushes that look great with my brown eyes! I love the natural look of blush as eyeshadow! I first brush on a neutral eyeshadow color over my entire lid. I then take my eyeshadow brush and dab it onto my plum blush color. I trace it across my eyelid line, just above my eyelashes. To blend I take a Q-tip and slightly brush it across my eyelid!
BRIDGE OF NOSE: This is probably the most different way I use blush! I first tried it after I saw Fashion Blogger Chiara Ferragni do it in a couple of her Instagram posts. See HERE and HERE. It gives the appearance of a little sun burn! As weird as it sounds, I actually LOVE the way it looks. Obviously don't put too much, or you will look like Rudolph, or like you have a terrible cold. But just enough to give off the appearance that you've been sunbathing all day! :)