To Blush or Not to Blush – that is the Question

Oh how I love the Fashion shows! All these amazing looks, pouring out of the runways and backstage areas, and with the internet you can have them all, in your home, that very day. And there is always a bone of beauty contention – this season’s issue is whether to Blush, or Contour?

James Kaliardos at the Rodarte show threw down the gauntlet stating  “I’m not into blush anymore”, and Charlotte Tilbury concurred, saying “I’m not into blush at all this season”. Ding ding! Contoured cheekbones in the Taupe corner (which can look gorge, I have to say, and for the last few seasons it’s been a runway staple.)

In the sweet Blush corner, we have Dick Page who says succinctly “Fuck that”, (no really, Daria Werbowythat’s a direct quote! Loves it) and proved his point with gorgeous glowing cheeks at the Michael Kors and Marc by Marc Jacobs shows.

To my mind? Really any of us who don’t look like this

– well we need blush as Mother Nature sometimes needs just a little help. However if you do look like supermodel Daria Werbowy’s s little sister (or an angel that fell to earth, which ever you prefer) – well you could pretty much have someone run over your face and leave tyre tracks behind and you’d look amazing. Do whatever you want.

For contouring tips, I’ve got a Contour How-To coming up. For blush, my new favourite that’s slipping on everyone’s cheeks, is Bobbi Brown blush in Pale Pink. For you know, those days when you don’t look like a supermodel.

5 Replies to “To Blush or Not to Blush – that is the Question”

  1. Love this post! It’s so true about there being a big “issue” every year at the shows. AS IF women in real life look good without blush! Thank you, Dick Page. (I love him for saying that!)
    Some of these other makeup artists need to spend less time with models (a.k.a. genetic freaks) and more time with real women. Can’t wait to read your contouring post…

    1. Thank you! Yes, cheers to Dick Page for recognising that normal women Will. Always. Need. Blush. No getting around it! I’ve done shows where the looks were even too extreme for some of the models to wear, so what hope do regular people have?
      I will “dust off” my mothballed contour piece *looks guilty*

  2. Ooh, I’ve heard so many good reviews about BB Pale Pink… would recommend it for every skintone (I am quite pale, brown eyes, dark hair)?

    1. It would be gorgeous on your coloring – and a little bit goes a looooong way. Just dab it on the apple of your cheek with a nice blusher brush. I’m sure you’ll like it!

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