Blusher is one of the most versatile products due to its texture and variety of colours. It has grown in popularity in recent years and the way it is being used has also changed. Beauty Without Cruelty offers four different blushers in duo shades. Each one has a darker shade for creating shadow and a lighter shade for highlighting. They come in a range of colours so can be easily matched to someone’s complexion. The shades are Pink Blush, Radiant Rose, Sweet Apricot, Caramel Fudge. It is a mineral, pressed blusher so can be applied using an angled powder brush and is long lasting. The soft texture makes it easy to apply and prevents too much being used at once. This ensures an even coverage that isn’t too thick and stays on throughout the day. It is also easy to build a more solid colour by adding more layers, or simply leave it for sheer coverage. Made using rosemary to help blood circulation and red seaweed extract to strengthen skin and prevent dryness.
It can be applied using a loose, angled brush in sweeping motions to ensure even coverage. For a more intense colour, dampen the brush first. As a traditional look, it should be applied to the cheeks. First, sweep through the blush using the brush then tap off any excess to prevent applying too much in one place. Then, apply the blusher in sweeping, downwards motions along the cheek. This will add a pop of colour and brighten the face without being overpowering. The exact placement of the colour will depend on the shape of the face and personal preference. It can also be applied higher up on the temples for a more dramatic look. For a classic flush of colour, apply to the apples of the cheeks which is the fullest part of the cheeks.
The Beauty Without Cruelty blusher is easy to use for contouring as it contains two colours that complement each other perfectly. To do this, sweep the darker colour just under the cheekbones to cast a shadow and create the illusion of depth. For a more dramatic look, apply more layers, making sure to tap any excess product off the brush first to avoid applying too much in one place. Next, pull the lighter shade across the high point of the cheekbones to highlight them. Make sure to blend the colours into each other slightly with a brush or fingertips to avoid any harsh lines appearing and ruining the look.
Because of the soft, easy to blend texture of the blusher, they can also be used as an eyeshadow. The darker colour could be used all over the lid or to contour the eye in the crease and outer corner. To do this simply apply the lighter colour all over the lid and the darker colour just in the outer corner and the crease. The lighter shade could be used to add dimension and highlight on the brow bone and the inner corner of the eye. Blusher can also be used to colour the lips to match the colour on the cheeks and eyelids. To do this it could either be dabbed on using a brush over the top of a clear lip gloss, or crushed and added in to a gloss or balm. When worn together, this creates a monochromatic look which is a hot trend because of its simplistic yet glam look. Try this using the shade Sweet Apricot for a simple summer look.