Thursday, July 28, 2016

The Best Longwear & Dewy Blush

Today I wanted to share my favorite way to get long-wearing blush! This technique allows you to achieve a dewy and skin-like finish for the perfect, natural, flushed look. This is the only way that I wear blush now, and it lasts me up to 10 hours! This technique is suitable for dry, normal and slightly combination skin; (if you get very oily on your cheeks I would recommend setting it with a powder blush). Make sure to watch the video tutorial at the end!
I use the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupte Shine lipsticks for this technique, as I find that they work the best. They were already my absolute favorite lipsticks, and were pretty much the only formula that I used on myself (besides the amazing Dior LipGlow). At $37 for a tube, they are a little easier to swallow when used as a lipstick and a blush, plus they'll last you forever! They are by far the best and longest lasting 'cream blush' that I've ever tried and don't break out my sensitive skin like many other cream blushes do. 
Step 1: Run a few strokes of the lipstick onto the back of your hand. You want this to serve as your palette to warm up the product.
Step 2: Use fluffy brush and work the lipstick into the bristles by running over the stroke marks on the back of your hand. You want to create a stain inside the bristles, not just have the lipstick sitting on top. The pink brush in this Real Techniques trio is my favorite for applying cream blush and you get 3 brushes for $18!
Step 3: Use circular motions to lightly stamp and buff the color onto your cheeks. Build it up slowly because it will stain your cheeks wherever you place it. Now you have fresh, long lasting blush!

 Watch the tutorial!

Here are a few drugstore alternatives, I haven't tested the 'blush wear time' on these, but they have a similar texture and formula!
Maybelline Baby Lips
Maybelline Color Whisper
L'Oreal Color Caresse
Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm
Revlon Color Burst Lip Butter 

Would you ever wear lipstick as blush? Comment with your favorites!