The Blush Edit: Finding The Perfect Formula

The Blush Edit: Finding The Perfect Formula

Step into Spring with a refreshing new look. How, you ask? With the addition of a radiant new blusher of course. From watercolour liquids to mineral powders and crème puff formulas, the choices are endless. Over the past few years in the beauty world, bronzer and contour have been getting all the attention and we believe that blusher is just as important. Here’s why…

Depending on your skin type and the occasion, you may prefer going for a dewy moisturised ‘barely there’ look, or if coverage is the ultimate goal, a matte look could be just the thing you need. What’s more, is that there are so many blushers out there with different finishes to help you achieve whichever look you desire. So, we’ve done the digging for you and today we’re showcasing some of the best options available at Fragrance Direct right now.

Watercolour

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Liquid Blush, £14.50 / RRP £16.50

This multi-award winning Watercolour fluid blusher contains Vitamin E and jojoba to enhance application and nourish the skin. This liquid formula is super simple to blend and build up colour on cheeks. It features a silicone-based oil-free formulation that doesn’t clog pores and suits every skin type. The silicone makes it water-resistant too, so this is a great product to take into the spring and summer seasons too.

Stick

Mii Blossoming Cheek Colour, £11.45 / RRP £18.00

If you’re into wearing a shearer layer of makeup, this lightweight cream blush stick is great for blending over a lightweight base and adding that subtle touch of colour to your cheeks. Products like this are great for minimal makeup looks to give you that healthy glow all year round.

Crème Powder

Max Factor Crème Puff Blush, £4.99 / RRP £9.99

Blend, sweep and sculpt for an effortless flush of colour. Whether you’re looking for a soft, natural-looking finish or a more structured look, you can achieve the perfect cheek colour with this product. This creamy powder is swirled with multi-tonal pigments that are finely milled to flatter your skin tone in every way.

Mineral Powder

Lilly Lolo Mineral Blush, £5.40 / RRP £9.00

If you’re a lover of an all-matte finish, this could be the perfect blush option for you. Lilly Lolo’s Mineral Blush allows buildable coverage for a truly customisable colour. Their soft and silky formula is available in a matte formula to help control oils and sink into your matte foundation. They also offer subtle shimmer finishes if you’re after a little sparkle too.

Classic Blush

LORD & BERRY Blush, £15.95 / RRP £18.00

This pressed powder blush is stunning for a subtle, sheer makeup look. This classic blush formula provides a healthy glow to flatter any skin tone and with its silky, sheer qualities, it instantly gives the cheeks a fresh, natural-looking pop of colour.

Which blush formula do you think is most suited to you and your skin type? Maybe you’ve been using one and now know that there is a better formula out there for you. Either way, why not try something new and welcome in a new favourite to your makeup collection?

How To Determine Your Skin Undertone & Match Your Makeup

How To Determine Your Skin Undertone & Match Your Makeup

Today, all that foundation and concealer jargon will finally become so much clearer. After reading this, we promise that you’ll never struggle again when it comes to knowing which shade of foundation is Mr Right for you. So, have a scroll and find out.

You’ve just ran out of your holy grail foundation, so you pop up to the shops and walk over to the makeup aisles only to find yourself feeling massively overwhelmed. You want to try something new but have no idea where to start. Do you stick to the norm or be a little bit more adventurous? You know you’ll be searching online anyway to get the best price around (cough cough, have you used our barcode feature available on the FD App yet) but still, it’s quite the challenge.

When it comes to finding a new concealer, the makeup science is a little bit easier. We know that a pink tone is good for covering up dark circles and the yellower the colour the better it is to cover up red blemishes. However, it’s the foundation that makes pull the whole base together that tends to be the trickiest, so let’s dive into the nitty gritty.

Determining Your Undertone

Check out your jewellery

If you haven’t noticed already, you probably already sway to either gold or silver jewellery because you prefer how it looks against your skin. If you tend to like gold jewellery you’re more likely to have a warm undertone or you find it’s enhances your tan (fake or not). Silver and platinum tend to flatter cooler undertones.

Look at your veins

If you examine your wrist – yes, it sounds odd but trust us – if your veins have a green tinge you’re likely to be on the warmer side and if they’re blue or purplish-looking, you’ll be on the cooler side.

What is your preferred hair colour?

Whether you play around with different hair colours or not, this could also help indicate what you skin undertone is. Platinum and ashy blondes tend to complement the cooler side and colours enriched with mahogany and gold really suit the warmer side.

How To Match Your Makeup

If you have a warm undertone…

Foundations that look slightly more yellow and rich in the bottle are likely to suit your skin best. Warmth compliments warmth, it’s only natural.

If you have a cool undertone…

The perfect shade for you will have a slight pink tone to it and will look the most natural. You should definitely avoid yellowish foundations unless you’re looking for a shade to match your fake tan. If you have luscious darker skin, lookout for the rich redder tones.

If you have an olive undertone…

If you’re lucky enough to have gorgeous, olive skin, you’re best off looking for shades that aren’t too yellow as you can pretty much let your natural skin colour do the work for you.

If you’re all neutral…

Of course, not everyone is one or the other. People with neutral undertones tend to look better in foundations with a peachy shade that’s just in between. It’s probably best to test out three shades in a row as they often alternate between cool, neutral and warm.

Are you feeling like this has definitely helped get your head around all the different shades a little bit more? It only makes sense to head on over to our shopping site to go after your perfect foundation match, right?