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How to Pick the Right Blush / Bronzer for Asian Skin

Learn how to choose the right blush or bronzer for Asian skin from celebrity makeup artist Raychel Wade in this Howcast makeup tutorial.


Here are some tips and tricks to choosing a bronzer and/or a blush for Asian skin. They are two totally different products. They aren't the same thing. A bronzer is going to give you a little bit of warmth and dimension into your cheekbones, along your forehead, your jaw line, across your nose. And a blush is going to be just on the apples of your checks which is right in the front of your face.

For bronzer, you can pick one that is matte, or you can pick one that has a little bit of shimmer. It's total personal preference. But you do want make sure that it's a little bit darker than your natural skin tone, otherwise it's not going to show up. For blush, because your skin tone tends to err on the yellow, I like to go to the other end of the spectrum and pick something that is sort of a blue pink or something that is a little more vibrant. You can even do a bright apricot. It just gives a little bit of contrast in what is normally sort of a monotone of color on the face.

Then when you go ahead and pick your gloss, it's a nice way to, you know, compliment the two products so that it gives a nice cohesive look to your makeup. You can wear blush without bronzer. You can wear bronzer without blush and you can definitely wear bronzer and blush together. I know that this confuses a lot of people but the point is to just make the bronzer nice and subtle and make sure your cheeks are a nice pop of color. Don't be afraid of a bright color at the makeup counter.

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