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The Watercolor Blush Technique

Posted on November 09 2021

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The watercolor blush technique is a creative way to create a simple yet feminine makeup look.  This watercolor effect is created by using two colors in a pink or rose tone in one continuous wash of color on the eyes and continuing it onto the cheeks without a break in the color. To create the look here on Cristina, the products we used are Antonym Baked Highlighting Blush Lily and Baked Highlighting Blush in Cheek Crush.

To prep the skin, we applied a light application of Antonym Skin Esteem Liquid Foundation in Tan all over Cristina’s face using the Foundation Brush #4.  A little extra was applied under the eyes for extra coverage using the Concealer Brush #5.  With the Powder Brush #1, Baked Foundation in Dark was applied lightly on the forehead and around the nose area to control shine. 

To begin building up the watercolor effect, the Baked Highlighting Blush Lily was applied lightly all over the eyelid using the Medium Long Eye Shader Brush #18.  Then using the same color and the Contour Brush #3, the color was brought down from the eyes to the cheek lightly building up the color until the desired intensity was achieved. The Highlighting Blush Cheek Crush was then used to lightly layer on top of Lily. Adding another color (Cheek crush is a bit lighter) adds dimension to the look.  The Eye Pencil in Noir was then used on the upper lash line and worked in between the eye lashes. Two coats of Lola Lash Too Mascara was applied on to the upper and lower lashes. To complete the eye area, the Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown was used to fill in the eyebrows and define the shape.

Finally, the Antonym Lipstick Pencil in Pinkish was applied to the lips. The Highlighting Blush Cheek Crush was used once more to create a highlight on the nose as well as on the cheek bones.  The watercolor blush technique is a simple yet ethereal look that anyone can create!




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