q&d – fixing too much blush

fixing too much blush
fixing too much blush

Got a little heavy handed with the rouge?  Or did the pigmentation of your newest blush catch you by surprise? Hello Daniel Sandler’s Watercolour Fluid Blusher.

It happens: sometimes I get too much colour to the cheeks when I’m applying my makeup in poor light.

But you can fix it without starting over- here’s how.

It’s a doozy really; all you need is:

  • some thermal water spray (or just regular water in a misting spray bottle)
  • a clean buffing brush
  • translucent powder

LIghtly mist the areas where you have excess blush, then sheer out the colour using the buffing brush in an upward motion towards the temples. Take care not to blend too far out of the cheek area. You might need to respray and buff again depending on how much product you need to get rid of.

Once you are happy with the look, dust with some translucent powder over the cheeks to set.
This method works best with liquid, gel and cream blushes.

For powder blush, you might be able to get away with just using the translucent powder. Or try a touch of powder foundation buffed over the area if too pigmented.

Try it. Let me know if it works for you.

q&d – fixing too much blush

4 thoughts on “q&d – fixing too much blush

  1. Great post and thank you for the tips. Since I don’t normally turn pink in the cheeks, I’ve always used blush that matched my skintone exactly and the result is a subtle wash of colour. People still notice it (I hardly wear blush) but it’s not “WOW…Blush!” I think. x

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    1. That’s the look I wish more people would emulate. Not “I think you got some beetroot on your cheeks”.
      That which looks closest to natural will always be beautiful.
      May I recommend “Dolce Vita” by NARS in case you are seeking something different yet muted? x

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