Cheeky Makeup

The sun is staying out more and more now, and eventually this wind will die down (Fingers crossed). This spring it’s all about bringing a pop of color to your cheeks, awaken the apples of your cheeks with dusty pinksaspiring apricots, and blushing berries. A bold cheek is the quickest way to brighten up a tired face. Winter can really wear on us, all that trudging through the snow for the last few months, along with the artificial heat leaves us incredibly dried out. Adding a touch of color to your cheeks can brighten up your dull tired skin in seconds. 

Great looking makeup, starts with great make up application, and to do it right you need the right tools. When applying blush be sure to use a big fluffy brush, so that you don’t end up looking like a clown, or even worse: sporting eighties racing stripes. 

Mineral powders are great, I have been using one made by MicaBella it is all natural minerals and I absolutely LOVE their makeup. Sometimes you can purchase the set including brushes at Winner’s at a fraction of the price. 

Aside from mineral powders, blush also comes in a less mess form. Blushes that have multiple tones allow you to control a bit of the color, and also they typically make for a great shade. Estee Lauder makes a great two-toned pink one that can be purchased at the cosmetic counter at The Bay or Sears. The shade I have is Rose Nuance #14 and I can’t tell you how many times people have complimented. Never EVER use the little brush that comes with your blush, it looks nice, and I mean thanks, but it’s absolutely useless for application. 

Colors to choose from for Spring: 

If you are fair skinned go with a pink blush

If you are olive skinned or slightly tanned go with apricot shades

If you are dark skinned opt for a berry color

Ask and you shall receive. A very dedicated reader was curious about make-up, so here you go little lady. More makeup tips to come 🙂


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  • Reply Anonymous April 1, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    Kayla, this is just what I was looking for! I like the options in textures you offer. I've always used a solid blush but a powdered mineral might be something I can seek out. I love buying and trying make up…such a fun Saturday afternoon activity. Thanks for this post:) Keep 'em coming! OxxO

    –Leanne F.

  • Reply Anonymous April 4, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Lancome has a really nice brush set for $80. Worthwhile investment!

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