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Highlighting and Blushing Your Way to a Radiant Look: A Guide for Beginners

Makeup can be a fun and empowering tool for self-expression. But with countless products and techniques out there, it's easy to feel overwhelmed, especially for beginners. Two essential products in any makeup kit are highlighter and blush. Used together, they can create a natural, healthy-looking flush and add dimension to your face.

What is Highlighter?

Highlighter is a cosmetic product that reflects light, creating the illusion of higher cheekbones, a lifted brow bone, or a plumped pout. It comes in various textures like powder, cream, and liquid, each with its own benefits. Powder highlighters are great for beginners as they're easy to blend. Cream and liquid highlighters offer a dewy finish and are ideal for dry skin.

How to Apply Highlighter:

  1. Choose the right shade: For a natural look, select a highlighter 1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone. Imagic Cosmetics offers a variety of highlighters in different shades, including their "Glow Up Highlighting Powder" which comes in a range suitable for various complexions.

  2. Apply strategically: Apply highlighter to the areas you want to bring forward, like your cheekbones, brow bone, cupid's bow (the dip above your upper lip), and the bridge of your nose.

  3. Blend, blend, blend: Use a fluffy brush for powder highlighters and a damp beauty blender for cream or liquid formulas. Buffing the product ensures a seamless, natural finish.

What is Blush?

Blush adds a touch of color and warmth to your cheeks, mimicking a natural flush. It comes in powder, cream, and gel formulas. Powder blush is versatile and works well with most skin types. Cream blush is ideal for dry skin, while gel blush offers a sheer, dewy finish.

How to Apply Blush:

  1. Find your perfect shade: Choose a blush that complements your skin tone. Pink blushes are universally flattering, while peachy shades work well for light complexions, and berry tones suit deeper skin tones. Imagic Cosmetics has a wide selection of blushes like their "Live-in Les Blushes" range, which offers various shades for different preferences.

  2. Smile and apply: Smile to locate the apples of your cheeks, which is where you'll apply the blush.

  3. Blend outwards: Using a blush brush, gently sweep the product outwards towards your temples for a natural flush.

Blush and Highlighter Tips:

  • Start with a light hand: You can always add more, but it's harder to take away too much product. Build up the intensity gradually.

  • Consider your skin type: If you have oily skin, opt for powder products. Dry skin benefits from cream or liquid formulas.

  • Experiment and have fun! Makeup is about expressing yourself. Play with different shades and techniques to find what flatters you most.

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