The other day, I read an article on Refinery29 about a Japanese blush style that sounded like it might work for me. The method involves placing the blush quite high up on the cheeks and blending it out horizontally rather than at the angle of the cheekbones. It creates a more youthful, soft, and round-cheeked appearance rather than the sculpted look of traditional Western-style angled blush. I really wanted to try it, so I did (in conjunction with an attempt at the Wayne Goss “clean beauty” thing. I don’t think I put on enough. I’m scared of overdoing blush.
I’ll try putting more on next time.
Skin: Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream in No. 21 Light Pink Beige, Sigma F80 Flat Kabuki
Cheeks: Holika Holika Pro:Beauty Cheek Tok cushion blusher in PK101, applied with fingers
Brows: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe, Sigma E75 Angled Brow
Lids: Maybelline Color Tattoo in Inked in Pink, Sigma E60 Large Shader
Liner: Tightlined on top with L’oreal Infallible in black, bottom waterline is CoverGirl Perfect Point Plus in Grey Khaki
Lips: Paula’s Choice Perfect Shine Hydrating Lip Gloss in Rose Blush
I do really want to master the Japanese undereye blush look. I love the softness of it. I think I was just too nervous about overdoing it today because the Holika Holika blush I used does get very vivid very quickly. I’ve got the Milani baked blush in Luminoso headed my way–that might work better.
Have you tried any new looks lately? How did they work out?