We have to say it, blush can sometimes be an afterthought when it comes to our make-up must haves. From concealer to mascara, foundation to brow products, there are items that are non-negotiable when it comes to filling our make-up bag and blush can often be cast aside as an additional. But we are here to say stop! The simple blush does way more than just add touch of warmth to the skin. If applied correctly it can be the best multi-use product ever.
Blush as a lip balm.
Yep, this is going to be your next favourite lip colour. If you add a small amount of blush to the back of your hand or to a clean piece of plastic (wondering what to do with mismatched Tupperware? This is the ideal time to use a lonely lid) you will need about a pinch of salt’s worth so it might be worth using a small cuticle stick or a pair of tweezers to remove from the palette. Then using a clear balm or petroleum jelly, mix an equal amount into the powder with a small lip brush. As you mix the two products you will see a paste forming, keep mixing until they are completely combined. If you want to app up the colour add more powder, or for a sheerer finish keep adding the balm until you achieve the desired hue. And, Et Viola! A truly bespoke lip product.
Have you ever tried blush as an eyeshadow before? Well, what are you waiting for! Pink and peach shades look great on olive skin – and this include wearing them swept across your eyes. For a full-on sweep of colour use a fluffy blending brush and apply the colour all over the lid. This wash of colour them mirrors the blush on your cheeks to tie the whole look together. If you’re looking for a more intense hit, wet an eyeliner brush before applying the blush to lower and upper waterlines. Really pack the colour into the roots of the lashes
Contour and colour
Using blush as a contour has been the stand out trend for 2021. Ditching the grey or ashen contour shades has been a godsend to those with olive skin too, as this will only make you skin appear drawn and sallow. So, we are here for this trend big time. By using a blush – EX1 Blush in Love Story is the perfect hue for this trick – underneath your upper cheekbones and across your temple is super flattering as it adds depth whilst warming the skin tone. Team it with EX1 Pretty in Peach Blush across the apples and forehead and you’ll glow this festive season.