Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Makeup How To: Rosy Cheeks

Thanks to Jessica at The Midwest Muse for the inspiration of this blog!  I am by no means a professional stylist, makeup artist, or hair stylist.  I just do the best that I can with the knowledge I have.  While I love having my makeup professionally done, I could no way afford such a luxury!  So with the tips from my friends and fellow bloggers, I have learned to achieve a pretty rosy cheek that literally takes a minute or less.

Here is what you will need:

Fairly large makeup brush- I like to use MAC brushes
Pressed blush- mine is NARS in Orgasm

If you haven't read my previous blog, you want to start with a perfectly even toned face.  I do my blush at the very end, so you want to have your foundation, luminizer, concealer, or whatever else to get that even look already applied.  

My face without blush.

I then take my brush and lightly sweep over the blush.  Make sure to tap the brush as well to take off any excess blush (less is more!).  Then you want to make a big smile, that's how you find the apples of your cheeks.  In a very small circular motion, rub the brush around the apple of your cheeks.  I like to keep my smile the entire time, that way I don't get blush in an unwanted place.


Done!  If you feel it's too strong, you can always use a small amount of loose powder to mute the color out or blend the blush with your fingertips.  Chances are, if you have the perfect color for your skin tone, neither will be necessary.

Finished product!

If you have any questions, feel free to comment here.  Hope this helps!

xoxo

Ashley


29 comments:

  1. haha I always do the big grin everytime I apply blush! looks a bit odd to anyone who comes in and sees me beaming (creepily) at myself in the mirror. you look gorgeous in these pics! :D

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    1. Thank you so much! I know, I'm always making stupid faces in the mirror but the results are always good!

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  2. Super cute post! I'd love to see more posts like this :) I really need to buy the orgasm blush! It's so amazing xx

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    1. You got it Louise! NARS Orgasm blush has changed the way I use blush! I now consider it a must have item in my purse :)

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  3. Oh man! Thank you! I am going to go purchase the product from the last post and some fancy blush. I'm about to look stunning all thanks to you!

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    1. You're so welcome :) You look stunning anyways! Let me know what you think <3

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  4. great tips :) i do it exactly the same :D and you are so pretty!!

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  5. You look so cute! And I loveee nars in orgasm my favorite blush ever! Now following you :-)

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    1. Thanks, I love it too! I'm gonna check out your blog now :)

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  6. Beautiful effect, indeed, makes you look all freshed up ;) You've got beautiful eyes as well!

    Love Mary Fashionbirds

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    1. Thanks Mary! You are always so sweet!

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  7. you look lovely! great makeup.xx

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  8. You have a wonderful face, you are just gorgeous.. remind me somehow Katy Perry xD.
    I like your blog and these tips are useful!

    What you think about following each other?
    Let me know ;)

    Love,
    Julie - http://juliechoice.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Julie! I will check out your blog right now!

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  9. The rosy cheeks are really cute, this tutorial is great :)

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  10. That matches your skin tone so well. I'm so jelly. I'm absolute crap with make-up. Gotta read your blog more and learn!

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    1. Thank you! I'm not the best either, thankfully my friends and favorite bloggers help me! I'll be posting more tutorials soon <3

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  11. Beautiful

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  12. Wow you look pretty, very nice post!
    Thanks for sharing!

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