Give Your Bronzers a Rest; Rosy Cheeks Are Big for Fall!
Now that the sun has set on summer, the bronzer you were using can take a much needed vacation. Blush is back in a big way! During any time of year (but especially in the cooler fall and winter months), blush helps to liven up your face and give you a touch of color on your cheeks. If you use light makeup, then a bit of blush and some lip gloss can be easy and breezy and can make you look ready to take on the day. If you are more of a heavy makeup girl, blush can help balance intense eye makeup and pave the way for a more neutral lip color.
Blush comes in two formulas, powder and cream. Powder tends to be better for skin that is oil-prone, as it absorbs the oil and assists in giving your face a matte look. Skin that is dry in the cheek area can benefit from the moisture that a cream blush offers. Some women find that even if they have oily skin in the warmer months, they can still experience dry skin and flaking in the cheek area, so cream blush is a popular pick for many ladies as the weather cools down. Here’s a list of fabulous blush colors for the fall and winter:
TOP CREAM BLUSH FORMULAS:
1. MAYBELLINE DREAM MOUSSE
A soft shimmer gives Maybelline’s Dream Mousse blush in Soft Plum an understated glow on your skin. This product is very cost effective, as a little goes a very long way. Not to mention, you can find it at your local drugstore.
2. BECCA COSMETICS CRÈME BLUSH
Becca's Crème Blush was recommended for long-lasting wear by noted celebrity makeup artist, Pat McGrath, in Allure's Aug. 2007 edition. Dahlia, a bright coral colored blush, is great on dark skin.
3. KEVYN AUCOIN THE CREAMY MOIST GLOW BLUSH IN LIQUIFUCHSIA
A lovely blush is always in fashion. With no other makeup or with an application of cosmetics any makeup artist would envy, blush looks and feels like a welcoming hug for your cheeks! If you’re not already wearing it, try making blush a part of your regular makeup routine. A little color in your cheeks can work wonders for your outlook on life. So even on the coldest winter day, you’ll be a blushing beauty all the way.
Article Written By: Laura Miller; Laura is a beauty and health/wellness/fitness writer living in Atlanta, Ga. Her many years in the salon and spa business served as a springboard for her next career move as a full-time writer. She now writes articles for DivaVillage.com and their sister-site VillageMAMA.com.