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Are you Making this Beauty Mistake with your Bronzer and Blush?

Blush and bronzer don't have to be complicated or intimidating.

All too often, we hear women say they want some colour or a glow, but have no idea how to apply it, and end up looking overly flushed or like an amateur clown.

Want to know how to pick the best shade of blush or bronzer for your skin tone and how to apply it?

Kristy, a qualified makeup artist and Kiana Beauty's BECCA expert, shares her simple tips on achieving a healthy flush or glow. 

BECCA Bronzers & Blushers

Kristy, what are the most common mistakes you see when it comes to blush and bronzer?

Generally, I see women wearing the wrong shade for their complexion or applying it in the wrong position on the cheek, kind of like a blush/bronzer hybrid.

When should I use blush and when should I use bronzer?

Consider what it is you are trying to achieve.

Want to add a subtle flush of colour to the cheeks? Blush is perfect for creating naturally rosy cheeks.

Want to create a lit-from-within look? Then you need bronzer. It will add some warmth to your face without adding any colour.

Help! How do I choose the right shade of blush and where should I apply it?

The right shade depends on your skin tone.

Fair/very fair skin generally has a pink undertone. BECCA Mineral Blush in Flowerchild is the perfect shade to add some luminosity and a natural-looking flush to fair skin. 


Neutral skin BECCA Mineral Blush in Wild Honey is universally flattering on neutral skin.

 Wild Honey

Dark skin or skin that tans easily should generally avoid pink-based blush and opt for peach-based shades instead. You can achieve a beautiful, healthy pinch of colour with BECCA Mineral Blush in Songbird.


When applying blush, it should be kept to the apples of the cheeks to mimic where the blood naturally pools in your cheeks. This will give you a natural flush of colour.

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    To find the apples of your cheeks, smile. The parts that pop up are the apples of your cheeks.

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    Notice where your laugh lines are. The colour needs to stop just before here, so that the blush doesn't go across your laugh lines.

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    Apply the blush in a circular buffing motion using the corner of the BECCA The One Perfecting Brush.

    BECCA The One Perfecting Brush

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    Start off slowly and build up the colour to your heart's desire.

I want to give my skin a healthy glow, without adding colour. What do I do?

Bronzer is the perfect way to add warmth to your skin to achieve a sun-kissed, just-got-back-from-holidays glow.

Keep your bronzer looking natural by selecting a shade that is one to two shades darker than your skin tone.

Light to medium skin tones look best with BECCA Sunlit Bronzer in Bronzed Bondi.

Medium to dark skin will look like a goddess with BECCA Sunlit Bronzer Ipanema Sun.

When using bronzer, it needs to be applied on the cheek bones and anywhere else where the sun naturally kisses - a light dusting along the bridge of the nose and the outer corners of the forehead and temples.


Use the BECCA The One Perfecting Brush to apply your bronzer, and make sure you blend and buff well to avoid any obvious stripes on your cheeks.

So there you have it. An easy way to create flushed cheeks without having to break into a run, or a healthy holiday glow minus the sun.

If you'd like some personalised advice on the best BECCA products for your skin, feel free to contact Kristy, our BECCA expert via our Ask an Expert feature.

Did you know that you can now buy your favourite BECCA Cosmetics products using Afterpay from Kiana Beauty ?

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May 2018

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