When did the use of blush first originate?

 The use of makeup blush can be traced back to ancient civilizations such as Egypt, Greece, and Rome. In ancient Egypt, men and women used a red ochre pigment on their cheeks and lips to enhance their appearance. In Greece, women used crushed mulberries on their cheeks, while in Rome, women used a blend of red chalk and cream to create a rosy glow.

During the Renaissance period, pale skin was considered fashionable, and women used a variety of methods to achieve this look, including applying vinegar and lead to their faces. However, the use of blush made a comeback during the Victorian era, as women began to use rouge to add color to their cheeks.

In the early 20th century, the popularity of blush increased as makeup became more mainstream. At this time, cream-based blushes were introduced, and a wider range of colors became available.

Today, blush is a staple in many makeup routines and is available in a variety of formulas, including powders, creams, and liquids. It is used to add color to the cheeks and create a healthy, youthful glow.

Let’s get started 

Blush as mentioned previously is an essential part of any makeup routine. It helps add dimension to the face, creates a healthy flush, and enhances your natural features. However, choosing the right blush shade can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not sure which shade will suit your skin tone and undertone the best. So we’ll be sharing tips on how to choose the most flattering blush based on your undertone.

Understanding Undertones

Before we dive into how to choose the right blush shade for your undertone, it’s essential to understand what undertones are. Undertones are the underlying colors that are present in your skin, which are either cool, warm, or neutral. Your skin tone is the surface color that you see, while your undertone is the color that lies beneath it.

Determining your Undertone

To determine your undertone, you can look at the veins on your wrist. If your veins appear blue or purple, you have a cool undertone. If your veins appear green, you have a warm undertone. If you can’t tell whether your veins are blue or green, you might have a neutral undertone.

Another way to determine your undertone is to look at the jewellery you wear. If you tend to wear silver jewellery, you might have a cool undertone. If you prefer gold jewellery, you might have a warm undertone. If you can wear both silver and gold jewellery, you might have a neutral undertone.

Now that you’ve determined your undertone, let’s talk about how to choose the right blush shade for your skin.

Cool Undertones

If you have cool undertones, you should opt for blush shades that have cool undertones as well. Shades of pink, mauve, and berry are great options for cool undertones. These shades compliment cool undertones by adding a natural-looking flush to the cheeks.

One thing to keep in mind when choosing a blush shade for cool undertones is to avoid shades that are too warm or orange-toned. These shades can clash with cool undertones, making your skin look sallow or washed out.

Warm Undertones

If you have warm undertones, you should opt for blush shades that have warm undertones as well. Shades of peach, coral, and warm pink are great options for warm undertones. These shades compliment warm undertones by adding a natural-looking flush to the cheeks.

One thing to keep in mind when choosing a blush shade for warm undertones is to avoid shades that are too cool or pink-toned. These shades can clash with warm undertones, making your skin look ashy or dull.

Neutral Undertones

If you have neutral undertones, you’re lucky because you can wear both cool and warm-toned blush shades. Neutral undertones work well with shades of soft pink, peach, and neutral-toned brown.

One thing to keep in mind when choosing a blush shade for neutral undertones is to consider your skin tone. If you have fair skin, opt for lighter shades of blush. If you have medium to dark skin, you can opt for deeper shades of blush.

Other Factors to Consider

In addition to your undertone, there are a few other factors to consider when choosing the right blush shade:

1. Skin Tone: Your skin tone can also influence the blush shade you choose. If you have fair skin, opt for lighter shades of blush. If you have medium to dark skin, you can opt for deeper shades of blush.

2. Occasion: The occasion can also influence the blush shade you choose. For daytime events, opt for lighter shades of blush, while for evening events, you can opt for deeper shades of blush.

3. Formula: Blush comes in both powder and cream formulas. Powder blushes work well for oily skin types, as they absorb excess oil and provide a matte finish. Cream blushes work well for dry or mature skin types, as they provide hydration and a dewy finish.

Final Thoughts

Choosing the right blush shade based on your undertone can help enhance your natural features and give your complexion a healthy glow. By considering your undertone, skin tone, and other factors, you can choose a blush shade that flatters your skin and gives you a beautiful, radiant look. Remember to test the blush shade on your cheek before making a purchase, and always start with a light hand and build up the color gradually until you achieve the desired intensity.

Remember, while these shades are best suited for certain undertones, anyone can wear any shade they like. It’s all about experimenting and finding the shades that make you feel confident and beautiful. It is only makeup after all. 🙂

Sunniesface Airblush recommendations

Sunnies Face Airblush is a cream-to-powder blush that comes in a variety of shades. Here are some options based on your undertone:

Cool undertone: 

Doll – A cool-toned carnation pink shade that compliments cool undertones.

Warm undertone:

Peached – A warm fresh peach shade that is a great option for warm undertones, as it helps to enhance the warmth in the skin.

Creamsicle –  a soft apricot orange shade, which compliments warm undertones. It has a slightly yellow undertone that works well to enhance the warmth in the skin.

Neutral undertone:

Biscuit – A warm nude terracotta shade that compliments both warm and cool undertones, it gives warmer skin tones a sun-kissed effect.

Moon – A toasty rose shade that compliments both warm and cool undertones.

Razz – A vibrant berry shade that compliments both warm and cool undertones.

Disco – A poppy red shade that is a great option for both cool and warm undertones. 

Fig – A warm-toned, brick-rose shade that can compliment a variety of undertones as it has a balance of warm and cool tones in its formula.

These are just some of the Airblush shades available but you can have look at the others on our online shop.

*Pro tip: You can mix the Airblush shades to create your own custom blush colour <3

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