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Four Makeup Tips You Won't Forget

Four Makeup Tips You Won't Forget

After chatting with La Prairie's color ambassador, Raychel Wade, I was impressed with her simple makeup tips. Earlier, I shared with you her advice on lip-color essentials for your purse and her foolproof way to wear a dark lip; today, it's all about her blush and concealer how-tos. They struck a chord with me, and I think they will with you, too. To check them out, keep reading.

  • The joys of cream blush: "I love cream blush," says Raychel. "I think that women tend to err on the really safe side of blush, and it doesn't do anything for them. I always recommend to go a little bit brighter than you would think to go," she adds. Her recommendation? The bright tones of Cellular Radiance Cream Blushes ($70 each).
  • Concealer — not just for under the eyes: Who says concealer is just for under the eyes and hiding pimples? "You can go under your eye, but you can also dot around wherever you are red and spread a nice thin veil around," says Raychel. "It's almost like a foundation, without it covering your entire face — so that your skin is coming through."
  • Glowing cheeks: Do you want your blush to be in the spotlight? Just follow Raychel's advice on highlighting your cheeks. She says, "Another great tip is that if you put your blush on the apple of your cheeks, I'll dot it around, because then it kind of frames the blush." (It's my new favorite technique.)
  • Instant eraser: "I love diluting makeup so it looks like it's [the glow] coming from within," she says. That's where the brand's Cellular Treatment Illuminating Face Powder ($60) comes into play. "I treat it kind of like a filter in a camera lens. So if, for instance, you put too much cream blush on and you just want to die it down, it's really great."
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stoopeed stoopeed 6 years
rumpel, I think they are telling you to apply blush on the apples of your cheeks, and then dot a highlighter around that blush. That way the highlighter 'frames' the blush area.
beautybets beautybets 6 years
Ladies: Using cream blush is easier than you think, and so beautiful because it just melts into the skin. Creams tend to be very pigmented, so just tap a little on the apples of your cheeks and lightly blend. You won't disturb your foundation unless you rub too hard. I haven't found a better product than Stila Convertible Color. Good luck!
blondie829 blondie829 6 years
these sound like good tips, but i don't get the dotting blush thing either...
rumpel2 rumpel2 6 years
I did not get the third tip about glowing cheeks - are we putting the blush on the apples and then dotting around it with more blush? Please explain.
bethinabox bethinabox 6 years
I just bought some Almay concealer and it came with a small cream blush. I like them both a lot so far.
saucyfilipina saucyfilipina 6 years
I've never tried cream blush but I've heard that it works wonders. I think I will try that soon. Thanks for the tips! :)
polkadots567 polkadots567 6 years
i do the same as bplasters! i just put on a cream concealer anywhere that i need it and follow up with my bare minerals foundation... then i use a bright pink blush (like she recommends, light eyeliner and a bit of benetint and i am good to go!
hottpink hottpink 6 years
I have the same question as Bplasters- I assume that you put cream blush on after your foundation? What if you use a mineral powder foundation? Does it still work as well?
Miss-Bree Miss-Bree 6 years
I most def agree with the concealer tips. I've never worn foundation for an extended amount of time (mostly because I still haven't found an affordable non-masky and color-matched one). However, I am a daily concealer wearer, I just dot it around my face, follow up with a sheer powder, and voila! I like it because it never leaves me feeling like I'm wearing a mask, and takes far less time than applying foundation. I cant afford the pricey brands she suggests here, but Physicians Formula foundation can't be beat! It blends great, can be used on more than just under-eye circles and blemishes, and I've found I have clearer skin since I've been using it. Certainly worth the 9 bucks.Furthermore, my only concern with this cream blush is, what if you do have a blemish or you are using concealer. Does the cream blush build up near your blemish and accent it? Also, does it rub off any hint of concealer/foundation that you've applied to your cheeks? Any tips to quell my reluctance to jump on the trend would be greatly appreciated! :)
Miss-Bree Miss-Bree 6 years
I most def agree with the concealer tips. I've never worn foundation for an extended amount of time (mostly because I still haven't found an affordable non-masky and color-matched one). However, I am a daily concealer wearer, I just dot it around my face, follow up with a sheer powder, and voila! I like it because it never leaves me feeling like I'm wearing a mask, and takes far less time than applying foundation. I cant afford the pricey brands she suggests here, but Physicians Formula foundation can't be beat! It blends great, can be used on more than just under-eye circles and blemishes, and I've found I have clearer skin since I've been using it. Certainly worth the 9 bucks. Furthermore, my only concern with this cream blush is, what if you do have a blemish or you are using concealer. Does the cream blush build up near your blemish and accent it? Also, does it rub off any hint of concealer/foundation that you've applied to your cheeks? Any tips to quell my reluctance to jump on the trend would be greatly appreciated! :)
watereatsrock watereatsrock 6 years
Sounds like someone is spokesperson for Cellular treatment, $70 blush..thanks but no thanks.
Yogaforlife Yogaforlife 6 years
I like to put Benefit High Beam on my cheeks and then sweep a brighter color over it. It adds the perfect glow to my complexion.
doogirl doogirl 6 years
$70 for blush??? Sorry, I just can't swing that!
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