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Your Questions Answered - The history of Blush

Curious about the history of blush or how to choose the right shade? Our blog post delves into common questions about blush makeup, from its origins in ancient Egypt to tips on finding your perfect color. Whether you’re a makeup novice or a seasoned pro, you’ll find valuable insights to enhance your beauty routine.

Fascinating Blush Facts and Tips

Continuing from our exploration of VG Sara x’s Vegan Blushes, let’s delve into some fascinating blush facts and tips that will enhance your beauty routine.

A Blush Through Time

What was the first blush? The journey of blush began in ancient Egypt, where ground ochre was not just a cosmetic but a declaration of style, complementing the iconic kohl-lined eyes. The Greeks followed suit, with crushed mulberries and Alkanet root adding a touch of color to their cheeks.

The Purpose of Blush

Why use blush makeup? Beyond adding a pop of color, blush is the secret to a bright, healthy glow. It contours, highlights, and can make you appear more vibrant and youthful—a true wake-up call for your skin.

The Necessity of Blush

Is blush essential? Absolutely. It’s the unsung hero of makeup, adding warmth and completing your look with a natural, healthy radiance. It’s the difference between looking good and looking great.

The Beauty of Blush

Does blush enhance your appearance? Yes, it softens features and adds a cherubic roundness to the cheeks. Apply it in a U-shaped motion along the cheekbones to temples for a subtle lift.

Blush and Face Shape

How does blush transform your face shape? A dab on the apples of your cheeks can evoke youthfulness, while strategic application can sculpt and define. Remember, contouring is for under the cheekbones, blush is for above.

Blush Without Foundation

Can you wear blush without foundation? Of course! For a natural look, apply blush directly to fresh skin for a gentle flush of color.

Liquid vs. Powder Blush

Which blush is best? Liquid blushes offer a dewy finish but may need touch-ups, especially on oily skin. Powder blushes, on the other hand, are known for their staying power, enduring through the day without a smudge.

Choosing Your Blush

How do I choose the right blush powder? Consider your skin tone—fair skin pairs well with pinks, medium with peaches, and dark with deep berries. And for your natural blush color? Pinch your cheeks or look at your inner bottom lip for the perfect shade match.

Application Order

When to apply setting powder? After foundation and concealer but before blush and bronzer to set your base and ensure a smooth canvas.

Blush Placement

Where to apply blush? For a healthy flush, focus on the apples of the cheeks. To sculpt, follow your contour with blush, blending upwards and outwards.

Product Longevity

How long do blush palettes last? Powder blushes can last up to 24 months, while cream blushes are good for about 12 months.

When to Replace Blush

When should you toss your blush? If it smells off or looks odd, it’s time to say goodbye. With proper care, powder blushes can last up to four years.

Embrace these tips and tricks to make the most of your VG Sara x Vegan Blushes, and let your cheeks do the talking! 💖🌿

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