One of my biggest makeup blunders is blush application as I’m super heavy-handed and I tend to run around with clown cheeks more often than not. I dunno what it is but I just tend to pile it on and I leave the house thinking it looks incredible but look in my car mirror and cringe in horror.
Seriously, I’d do Bozo the Clown proud with my application technique.
Easy way to avoid clown cheeks?
Use a fan brush!
Easy way to get a subtle glow?
Use a fan brush!
Because lord knows, I’m just as heavy-handed when applying highlighter!
Fan brushes are kind of one of those makeup brushes that you might own but not make much use of it. It might be sitting all lonesome in your stash hoping you’ll use it one day but that day never comes!
I’m hear to tell you that if you’re heavy-handed fan brushes are the way to go when using super bright or pigmented blushes as well as sparkly, glittery highlighters. There are an entire range of different fan brushes available. Some have wispier, floppier bristles where as others are denser with a lot of densely packed bristles, and some are softer soft and floppy. Seriously, you wouldn’t think there was such a wide array of fan brushes available but trust me there are. I typically keep a dense one handy when I’m applying a little warmth to my face with a bronzer. This is a good way to add warmth but not muddiness when using bronzer. I use ones with wispier bristles for applying highlighter and I use ones that are a bit floppy for pigmented brushes as they add a sheer layer of color without giving me a clown cheek finish.
If you have dry skin? Good news! Fan brushes are great for applying sheer, loose powder to your face. The brush picks up the smallest application of powder so, you’ll get the benefits of setting your makeup with powder but not have to worry about a matte powder clinging to drier areas. The brush sheers out the powder considerably so, it never clings to dry, flakier areas.
Fan brushes are pretty darn handy! Especially for us heavy-handed folks who have heavy-hands when applying their brushes.
Try on, you’ll be quite surprised by the results I think!
What do you use to avoid applying your blush too boldly?