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5 Reasons Why Your Blush Looks Awkward

Avoid these common makeup blunders.
5 Reasons Why Your Blush Looks Awkward
ILLUSTRATOR Gab Gutierrez
Avoid these common makeup blunders.

Blush can instantly make you look radiant and blooming, but when applied the wrong way, things can go the opposite way! Below are some of the things you might be doing wrong:

1. You use the wrong brush. 

When the brush is too small, it might create defined circles on your cheeks that are hard to blend. Use one that's specifically created for blush application to evenly deposit the color.

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TRY: Suesh Angled Blush Brush, P500, Alabang Town Center

2. You smile while applying it.

That trick of smiling while applying blush is outdated. Doing so brings down the face because the cheeks naturally go low when you return to your resting face. 

3. You use an unflattering shade.

The most natural-looking shade would be the color you get after a workout or a long walk. Plus, take note of your undertone to make sure that the hue can work with your natural complexion. 

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TRY: Burberry Light Glow, P2278, sephora.ph

4. You're too lazy to blend.

Again, your blush doesn't need to be too obvious. It should just be a subtle flush, so blending to make the harsh lines disappear is a must. 

5. You sweep it on the whole cheek.

You'll look like someone just slapped you! Do it the right way: With a light hand, gently sweep the brush on the apples of your cheeks in an upward motion and toward where your temples are located. 

*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.

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