Double, double, toil and trouble. Fire burn and cauldron bubble. Is it Halloween yet? No? Then what the hell are you talking about? Uh blush, duh… double blushing! First, we told you to wash your face twice, and now we’re telling you to put on blush twice? Did we steer you wrong last time? Didn’t think so. Layering blush is making its way all over the runways and beauty spheres and for good reason. It’s easy and way less complicated than contouring and adds dimension and longevity that one layer of blush just doesn’t quite accomplish.
The trick to layering blush isn’t just to slab on two different color blushes until our cheeks look like they got confused which decade it is (no 80’s blush here). If you’re laying blush, you want to make sure you use two different types of blush.
Option 1: Shimmer and Matte
For this look, you’ll want to start off with a matte neutral blush as your base coat and sweep it all across your cheeks from the apples to the temples. The shimmer blush, you’ll then apply to just the apples of your cheeks to add definition. Shimmer can be tricky and can sometimes highlight lines and problem areas if your skin is dry or textured, but when applied conservatively (and in the right areas), it can help your skin appear radiant and glowy.
614 Beauty recommends Senna for matte and Senna for shimmer
Option 2: Cream and Powder
If you’re looking for more of a multi-dimensional color look, this option will work best for you! As before, you’ll have two different types of blush for this look. You’ll want to start with the cream blush and apply it to the apples of the cheeks and then blend upwards toward the temples. With this look, you’ll want to wait until the cream blush has had time to dry/set in and you’ll need to set the look with setting powder before you add the next blush. Don’t be afraid to apply more than you feel comfortable with, because after you set it with powder, it will lighten. Once it is all set, you’ll use the powder blush (preferably a deeper or brighter shade than the cream blush) to highlight whichever areas you want more dimension like the apples of your cheeks. This option really helps your blush to stay in place all day long.
614 Beauty recommends Senna Geranium for cream and Senna Charisma for powder
With both of these blush layering options, there is still important prep work to ensure you’re making the most of your products. None of this is new because I know you all read the other blogs… BUT if you need a refresher, good makeup starts with good skincare. For these looks in particular, you’ll definitely want to make sure you apply a primer before you put on your face makeup and then blush. This helps provide a smooth canvas for everything that comes later. Setting powder or spray is also a must for these looks to make sure they last throughout the day.
614 Beauty recommends Silky Primer for primer and Skindinavia for setting