Did you choose the wrong blush? We explain how to correct the color!

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If you made a wrong purchase, you always have time to correct the color of the blush: all the secrets for a perfect result.

When it comes to the cosmetic products needed to make the make-up base it is absolutely it is essential to choose colors that are harmonious with our complexion.

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In practice it is It is essential to choose cool colors if you have a cold undertone and obviously warm colors if you have a warm undertone.

One would think that blush always has warm tones: there is certainly no blue blush! However, this is an error of assessment that everyone falls into.

According to an extremely widespread convention, they are indicated as “Blush with cold colors” all blushes free from yellow or orange.

This means that the “Pure pink” whether it is light or dark is considered cold color. So is the brown with traces of blue, particularly dark and sometimes very similar to purple, not too suitable for summer. On the contrary all beige, browns and peaches They are considerate warm colors.

However, this clear division is mainly valid in winter, when the color of our complexion has not been altered by long exposure to the sun.

In fact, in the summer by virtue of tanning our skin takes on a golden color which ends up altering its general color, making it definitely veer towards warm colors.

Why is it better in summer to learn how to correct the color of a wrong blush?

The alteration of the color of our complexion can cause serious problems in the choice and application of make-up in the summer.

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This happens in particular with the foundation, the concealer and of course with the blush. It is worth mentioning that blush differs from earth by virtue of its use. The earth in fact serves to sculpt and define the contours of the face while the blush has the task of reproducing the color of the “reddened” skin from a sudden rush of blood, such as when we blush from a strong emotion.

This implies that the color of reddened cheeks changes based on the color of the skin. If the skin is pale, We will “blush” with a pink color (ie the red of the blood “filtered” by layers of white skin). However, if the skin is tanned, the yellow of the tan will alter the red of the blood that spreads beneath the surface of the skin making us blush with a peach / orange color.

This means two things: if we use a cold color as a blush in winter, we will not get the same effect in summer. On the contrary, we will appear paler than we really are.

In general, therefore, in the summer we tend to buy peach-colored products or in any case of a warm color. Precisely in making these “purchases” to which we are not used it is very easy to commit mistakes.

The errors in question can be two:

  • we chose a blush that was too orange
  • we chose a blush that is still too cold

In both cases we absolutely must not despair, because color theory suggests how to remedy this to the question.

If the blush is too hot it can be “rebalanced” by superimposing one cold powder, like our classic winter blush. But if we don’t have that particular blush available it will be worth it sacrifice even a rosy eyeshadow.

Conversely, if your newly purchased blush has a too cold color you can correct it using golden or orange eyeshadows.

This technique is called “neutralization” and tends to “deflect” colors that are too hot or too cold towards the wide area of ​​colors that can be defined as “neutral”, that is, almost perfectly balanced and similar to the actual color of the skin.

It can be applied both when the color has already been applied to the face and before applying the blush. In this case it will be enough use a very soft brush and picking up the “wrong” color first and then its correction.

The best results are obtained with the fine powder products with a matte finish. This type of powders are in fact much lighter and easier to blend than products with a shimmer finish.

Tapping the brush lightly before passing it on the skin will avoid unsightly deposits of color that are difficult to blend, which will quickly turn into more or less evident spots!

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