Guide to blush,bronzer and highlight 


Most people who wear makeup will know what blush, bronzer and highlight is, but some people may not be using the products to there full potential. Here’s so quick tips on how



  • There is more to picking a shade of blushes than you might think. Consider your skin tone and eye colour. If you have a warmer, yellow undertone a warmer yellow toned blusher will suit you. People with cooler undertones, cooler shade with hints of purple or blue will suit you better. 


  • You can get powder,cream, gel and liquid blusher, it depends on your personal preference. Powders last a bit longer and are easiest to apply. Cream and gel blusher are great for summer time and give a more dewy 2nd skin effect. 

Sleek rose gold blush (powder), miss sporty cream blush in coral crush 


  • Apply blusher to the apples of your cheeks and blend upwards to your cheek bones. Keep the blush a least two fingers away from your nose, to keep it looking natural. Also use a smaller brush to ensure accuracy and more control when applying. 

When applying a powder blush I like to use real techniques duo fibre face brush so I can build the colour I want 

When applying cream blush I like to use the real techniques cheek brush because it has denser bristles so you can blend it easier. 



  • When choosing your shade of bronzer, it depends on what you want it for. Some people may use a bronzer to warm there complexion and others may use it for contouring. If you want to warm up your complexion you can get away with a bit more orange and slight shimmer, but don’t go to orange because you don’t want to look like a Oompa-Loompa!. If you want to contour use a cooler toned bronzer with no shimmer. 

Makeup revolution vivid baked bronzer has more orange and the benefit hula bronzer is cool toned. 


  • You can get powder, cream and gel bronzes. Cream and gel bronzer&highlig have a higher pigmentation so if you are unsure of bronzer go for powder because it is quick to apply and you can control the amount. 


  • If you want a sun kissed glow apply bronzer were the sun naturally hits your face, cheeks bones,forehead and jawline. If you want to contour for a slimmer face apply bronzer to the hollow of your cheeks, temples blending into the  forehead and under the jawline. Apply down sides of the nose to make the nose appear slimmer. 

I like the brush you get with the hula bronzer because it is easy to contour the nose and the hollows of your cheeks with the shape and size. 

If you want to be sun kissed fast I use a large fan brush to quickly go over my forehead, cheeks and jawline or you can use a large fluffy brush. 


Highlighter is not as widely used as blush or bronzer but it should be! Highlighting can give your skin a natural glow and provide more contrast helping to define your facial features and make the features of your face you want noticed more stand out. 


  • If you want a subtle highlight choose something close to your skin tone, but if you want something more dramatic go for a gold, rose or silver toned highlighter. Try to avoid highlighters with lots of glitter or very metallic ones because you can create a beautiful glow that looks like your skin is glowing. You can also use a concealer that is 2 shades lighter than your skin tone to highlight.

The makeup forever vivd baked highlighter has no chunky glitter  and gives a really nice glow. 

  • Highlighters also come in powder,cream and liquid form. I would say powder is my favourite but cream gives a natural highlight with no glitter. Liquid can have a higher pigmentation. 


  • Apply highlighter to the high points of your face on your cheek bones, brow bone, cupides bow and down the bridge of the nose. 

I like to use the real techniques contour brush I think this is the perfect size and shape for highlighting. 

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  1. August 12, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    Love this Kirstin! Great tips I will definitely be using these xo

      • August 12, 2015 / 10:56 pm

        You are so welcome! PS totally did your award you nominated me for today =) Xo

        • August 13, 2015 / 9:52 pm

          Loved your answers! & lol I meant pet 😆

          • August 13, 2015 / 9:56 pm

            haha thank you so much! I was so confused I was like am I missing out on something here haha

  2. August 14, 2015 / 1:39 pm

    Great post! I love the look of this highlighter! I’m yet to find the perfect shade to compliment my skin tone. Xo

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