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Everyone who loves makeup loves blusher. It does not grab the mainstream beauty headlines lipstick or mascara do — its benefits are more subtle and enigmatic — but once you are in secret, it may be the most transformative product in your makeup bag. This is one thing that excites you when you look tired. It makes you alive. It makes you soft. It is the filter for happiness that works in real life.
We lost interest in blusher when we stopped considering makeup as’ more beautiful ‘and went for something more modern and less gendered (historically many of its idioms are related to flowers: it even looks like a drained look as’ lost rose ‘) “And” rouge “was a way to get your” bloom “back).
But the fact that it is now being revived should come as no surprise: if we are exhausted, exhausted, and physically and emotionally needed, blushing is the way to track the appearance of health and happiness — or at least to suggest, as Hermès claims with his latest range of blushers, “the tint of a sensitive and radiant presence”.
Only it is no longer just about the delicate rinse: thanks to a TikTok trend in which a blusher is lightly passed over the bridge of the nose or applied to the tip, it finds a new creative seam. Then there is draping, a technique that has replaced the contours as an easier, softer way to give interest to the cheeks. With a powder blush, you start at your temples and wipe the color down to under your cheekbones so that it covers a much larger area than it would normally be. Finally, there’s the “Mars Bar” – a stripe of color along the cheekbones, made in honor of David Bowie’s makeup in his 1973 video of “Life on Mars”.
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Because blusher is an “insider” product, it makes sense to buy it from makeup artists. Bobbi BrownThe blushers are just as brilliant Charlotte Tilbury‘s. But in his heart there is something inherently French about wearing a blusher. Terry de Gunzburg, the former makeup artist favored by Yves Saint Laurent and founder of her own makeup, By Terry, has some of the best: her Compact expert double powders each contains two complementary shades for a soft, diffused glow as well as a clear flush for cheekbones.
I would challenge any skin color not to go through the Rose Hermès blusher in Rose Pommette (the range also contains the most beautiful lip balms called Rosy Lip Enhancers for the best understatement of the French girl). Meanwhile, the effortlessly chic French makeup artist Violette has launched her own range of cosmetics, Violette_FR, designed to help you ‘ I do not know what”. The blush is called a creamy stick Baume Shine – more a lovely peachy highlighter that, says Violette, can glide over the cheekbones to make you glow like a neoclassical masterpiece.
When it comes to choosing a shade, makeup artist Hannah Martin (so adept at a romantic look that she created Princess Eugenie’s wedding look and taught the Duchess of Cambridge before her big day) that it’s worth it to remember that the most natural a radiant effect can be achieved with a deep berry screen, as this will repeat the effect of blood rushing to the skin’s surface. “It’s the closest thing to conveying the pure emotion we have in our makeup, ‘she says. In a world full of everything, now is the time to bring back some color.