Cracking the basics are the toughest lessons to learn. Especially when it comes to makeup. Take something as simple as perfecting your blush. The options available knock it out of the park, but also incline towards complicating our life. Just think of all the tones, textures and techniques available today. And then there’s the famous blush-versus-bronzer debate. Once you’re done making those decisions, choosing the blush in a market full of blushes is nothing short of walking straight into a black hole.
So, if you care to keep life simple, turn to Lakmé 9 to 5 Pure Rouge Blusher.
This comprehensive range of five pure-pressed powders are easy to apply, lightweight and dermatologist-tested. Now comes the bigger question. Which shade of blush works for your skin tone? We come to your rescue (yet again) and tell you how it’s done.
Shade: Baby Pink
How: A pink flush ought to mimic the redness on your face. Especially if you’re fair in complexion. This shade is the right amount of pink – not too loud, not too insignificant. So target your apples, since they’re the first features to pop up with your smile. Opt for a dense, powder brush to do justice to the pigment. You could also multipurpose this blush as an eyeshadow and an undertone to your lip balm or translucent gloss.
How: They work wonders on medium and dark undertones. Having said that, it’s one shade that gives you the leeway to experiment. Think sculpting and contouring with a plum blush instead of your skin-correcting concealers. And frankly, it adds structure to your face along with some tender-lovin’ color. The darker your tone, the deeper your plum shade can go. Remember the right blush shade can actually make you look younger by warming up your skin tone.
How: A peach blush is reminiscent of summer vacays, tropical beaches and a sun-kissed glow. Our coral craze is palpable this summer as it’s Pantone’s pick of the year too. It helps it works on all skin types and tones. Although the one rule of thumb we maintain is that the rest of our makeup tends to take a backseat. And while you’d only think of wearing a coral blush only in the AM, give this a go in the PM and we bet it’ll change your mind.
Shade: Shimmery Peach
How: Think a mix between coral and pink, with a dash of shimmer. On days you’re fickle and don’t exactly know which shade of rouge you need, but rouge you sure do need, opt for this versatile hue. You can even finetune its intensity by layering it on for a darker flush. Or should you need a barely-there glow, go for one or two coats. Actually, this blush makes for a great smokey-eye statement as well. Talk about being très handy.
How: For when your bronzer doesn’t make the cut, but you still want that bronzed glaze, albeit with a flush of color. Look no further. This shade is high up on the pedestal because unlike other blush shades, this one can also enhance your jawline, brow bone, cheekbones, décolletage, other contours of your face and even shoulders. This versatile shade can be flaunted in office or even crazy night outs.