In the world of makeup, the different textures of cosmetics have the ability to completely change the final result. For this reason, it is not the same to use powder products as cream products and, therefore, opting for a blush of one type or another will completely change our look. Thus, if what we want is to achieve a glow makeup, with a satin finish, where brightness is our maxim, the best thing we can do is go for a cream blush, the stick format being the easiest to use. In fact, such is the case that if we go to the advice of Gisela BosqueSephora National Makeup Artist, It will not be a mystery for us to add a bar of this type to our toiletry bag.
And it is that, as we well know and the artist also points out, blush sticks are practical, quick to use and, in addition, they are usually multipurpose and can be used on cheeks, as well as on lips and, why not, on eyelids. With them we manage not only to give light and color to the cheeks, but they also have the ability to create the “bitten lip” effect that we like so much and that is how Gisela Bosque advises us to use them to take advantage of them.
When removing the bar from the case, simply turn the stick very littleleaving no more than 3 millimeters on its edge. It allows better control of the color and avoids the risk of breakage. What’s more, It should not be applied in stripes, but in bumpsdrawing dots on the skin, and always at the top of the cheekbonein the apple that is drawn when we make a very forced smile.
In addition, Gisela adds that in these cases “less is more: these blushes go a long way, so it is always convenient to start by applying very little color, blending and only afterwards checking if a new touch up is needed”.
A professional trick is that if we got out of hand with the color, for a correction effective it is better to apply a drop of foundation on top than to try to rub the excess off the skin. These stick formulas are very pigmented, especially once dry, and are best concealed by covering them up a bit. This trick has the added benefit of making that blush appear to come from within the skin naturally.
Regarding the application tools, Gisela comments that “the comfort of this format is its ease of application and that fingers are enough to extend it, but if you use a kabuki brushthe result is spectacular, because melts into the skin”, in fact, we could also apply it by taking the product directly from the stick with our brush or sponge, so that we can regulate the product and create thin, adjustable layers.
Five blush sticks that are worth it
Velvet Touch Creamy Stick Blush 06 by KIKO Milano with a creamy texture and a luminous finish priced at €8.85.
KIKO Milano Velvet Touch Creamy Stick Blush 06 | Stick blush: creamy texture and luminous finish
Clarins Glow 2 Go Blush & Highlighter: cream blush and highlighter stick priced at €35.50 €21.30.
Clarins Glow 2 Go Blush & Highlighter
Teint Idôle Ultra Wear Stick Blush by Lancôme priced at €44.00 €26.40.
Lancôme Teint Idôle Ultra Wear Stick Blush
Cheeky Tint Blush Stick from Huda Beauty priced at €26.99.
Huda Beauty Cheeky Tint Blush Stick
On-The-Glow Blush from Pixi priced at €23.99.
Pixi On-The-Glow Blush
Lip & Cheek Mini by Milk priced at €14.99.
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