Monday, 5 January 2009
I am obsessed by blush and always have been…
At school I remember slathering my face with a gloopey red 3-in-1 gloss, which said it could be used on eyes, lips and cheeks. After my friends howled with laughter at my rather avant-garde make up look, which wouldn’t look out of place on a Gareth Pugh catwalk - I ditched the eyes and lips and my love affair with blush was born.
I love the blush look, which came down the catwalks of Prada and Calvin Klein for S/S 09. Celebrity make up artist Caroline Barnes who has worked with Kylie, the Sugababes and Sophie Ellis Bexter described the look as like “delicious cooked peaches”. She recommends you “layer the pink blush over a bronze in a horizontal sweep to keep the look modern”.
To get the look on my dark cool skin tone, I am using Chanel’s new blush Joues Contraste, in Fandango, which gives my skin a sunlit sheen which would put Beyonce to shame! I combine it with a pop of MAC blush in Love Rush (a trusted old favourite).
All skin tones can give a nod to this look and mid skin tones can get the look by layering on Clinique’s new Quick Blush in 01 Hurry Honey and 05 Pronto Pink, which has a really genius design. All you do is simply twist the cylinder with the cap on and remove the cap to find the brush loaded with a deposit of the water resistant powder blush. And if you are an English Rose with a fair skin tone you should reach for L’Oreal Paris Blush Minerals in Soft Peach topped off with The Body Shop’s 02 Roseflower Blush for the pop of pink.
Wearing blush is one of the easiest ways of adding light, vibrancy and fun to your skin - so jump on the wagon and become a blush addict with me.
Posted by Ateh Jewel at 22:37