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How to Choose the Right Blush Color

Learn how to choose the right blush color from professional makeup artist Michelle Dittrich in this Howcast makeup tutorial.


My name is Michelle Dittrich and I'm a make-up artist. I've done make-up on a lot of celebrities, Pam Anderson, Kanye West, Lenny Kravitx, Cynthia Nixon. There's a big misconception that I could never do that look on the runway, and you absolutely can, everybody can. And you'll play to your best attributes, and I can show you how to do that. There are a lot of things to keep in mind when picking a blush color. What kind of finish do you want? What event are you going to? And, what texture do you want? Do you want shimmer? Do you want a bold blush? Do you want a flush? Do you wanna look natural or do you want to look made up? So keep all that all into consideration, as well as, keep in consideration that although something might look very bold in the container, you need to try it on because often there are sheer tones that come off naturally on the skin, but can look a little bit scary in the container. I'm going to pick this pink blush here for Delphine. It's going to go on pretty nice and uh naturally looking. So let's do that. So, you're going to use a blush brush. There are many different types of blush brushes. This is a fairly flat one. So you're going to pat both sides of the brush lightly and then, you're going to apply to the apple of the cheek. And the best way to do that is like, where would you pinch your cheeks? So go ahead and smile Delphine, and we're going to just, in a very soft and downward motion, apply the blush. And work it a little bit into the back of the face, but look how fresh, and natural, and it just looks like she just has a little bit of a, a flush. So that's how I would pick a blush. And, of course there are many different ways to pick it. It could have shimmer for night. It could be a contouring blush. But we just did a natural flush for Delphine.

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