Why you SHOULD use blush!

why you should use blush

Why you SHOULD use blush!

Blush is a product which I love using, I use it everyday on myself but I know SO many people who are scared of using it as they don’t want to end up looking like a clown.

What does blush do?

Blush is used by make-up artists to give skin a healthy glow, it instantly makes you look healthier and “brightens” your face.

It’s a product which works with your make-up all year round, bronzer in the winter and alone during the summer when tanned.

How to use blush.

I only apply blush to the apples of the cheeks – the apples are the plumpest part when you smile and this is where you would naturally “blush” and the look we want is to keep your blush looking as natural as possible.


In the winter months I use my blush with my bronzer and blend it together for a lovely, healthy glow.

Start by applying your bronzer along your cheekbones – this is from mid-cheekbone right up to the hairline where the top of your ear is in a diagonal way. A touch of highlighter along the top blended will brighten your face and just give you a more natural definition.

Then apply a touch of blush to the apples of your cheeks (plumpest part when you smile) and blend into your bronzer – this will brighten your face, give you a lovely rosy glow and make your look healthier instantly.


In the summer months I tend to keep my make-up minimal so I’ll only use my bronzer in the evening  or when attending events.

When tanned I don’t use foundation, I just use my moisturiser, some highlighter, blush and mascara.

A pop of colour on the apples of your cheeks when tanned not only makes you look more tanned but again it gives you a lovely healthy glow without doing too much!

My go-to blushers

As you can see in the picture there’s a variety of them that I like, my favourites seem to change quite often as sometimes I’ll fancy a blush with highlighter, other times matte…sometimes a cream blush and other times a power but below Ive listed a couple of my go-to’s 🙂

To view/purchase any of them all you need to do is click their names and you’ll go to the product pages


NARS Blusher

Benefit Dandelion Blush 

Makeup Revolution


Makeup Revolution

Daniel Sandler Fluid Blusher 

So, there we have some of my picks which suit all skin tones too! I always love hearing from you so let me know what you think….do you use blush to add a healthy glow to skin or do you avoid it??

UK beauty and fashion blogger



  1. 13th December 2014 / 11:52 pm

    i actually tend to not use blush but i think i might now!

    • sprinkles
      17th December 2014 / 2:24 pm

      Hahaha yaaaaay! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      10th December 2014 / 4:47 pm

      I’ll be doing a post all about that soon! 🙂 xxx

  2. 8th December 2014 / 10:19 am

    I cant live without blush and mascara!!! Nice tips doll..thanks for sharing,

    • sprinkles
      17th December 2014 / 2:18 pm

      Exactly!!! Me too! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      10th December 2014 / 3:41 pm

      Hahahahahaha 🙂 Thank you xxx

  3. 7th December 2014 / 10:24 pm

    A blush is a definite must when I look flushed out and that means every day. Like you, I only wear it on the apples on my cheeks. My trick to not look like a clown is to slowly build it up with the fingers/brush and make sure to do it in (almost) natural light! 🙂 xx

    missreverie | Fashionista NOW

    • sprinkles
      10th December 2014 / 3:33 pm

      I’m so happy you agree that blush is a must have too – yes just on the apples and only a little bit hahaha – end up looking like a barbie hahaha! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      10th December 2014 / 1:38 am

      I’ve heard so much about Milani – will need to check them out asap! 🙂 xxx

  4. 6th December 2014 / 1:43 pm

    Nice post 🙂

    • sprinkles
      6th December 2014 / 5:34 pm

      Thanks x

    • sprinkles
      6th December 2014 / 5:33 pm

      yes, both shimmer and matte are beautiful for creating different looks but both add such a lovely glow to skin! I love it 🙂 xxx

  5. 6th December 2014 / 7:51 am

    I am actually a blush phobe, but glad to know I might not be alone, I like the idea of mixing it in with my bronzer and maybe some highlighter for winter xxx

    • sprinkles
      10th December 2014 / 1:24 am

      Aww yay!!!! 🙂 xxx

  6. 5th December 2014 / 10:11 pm

    This was really good advice and everything you said is so true. Since I’ve been using blusher I feel like my face really does look a lot brighter xxx


    • sprinkles
      10th December 2014 / 1:22 am

      Aww thank you for your lovely comment – I love blush and use it just on the apples of the cheeks, really adds a glow to my whole look! 🙂 xxx

  7. 5th December 2014 / 9:29 pm

    So lovely post, dear Layla! I love blush and I use it every single day! If I don’t have a full face makeup, say only bb cream and mascara, I tend to use cream blush, like Stila’s one. I love this Beauty UK blush here! Shade is so gorgeous for everyday use! I’ll try to find and buy it! Hugs and kisses and thank you for the tips you provided us! Martina

    • sprinkles
      6th December 2014 / 5:30 pm

      It’s so beautiful to wear blush, adds a lovely glow to skin too! I can send you a link for the BeautyUK blush if you want… xxx

  8. Jenny
    5th December 2014 / 9:10 pm

    Hi Layla! You’re so right in this post. Without blush your look just isn’t complete! Great post!
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

    • sprinkles
      6th December 2014 / 4:18 pm

      Awww thank you so much for your comment – glad you agree! 🙂 xxx

  9. Joanna
    5th December 2014 / 5:57 pm

    What a great tip to mix blush and bronzer together for the winter. I’m definitely going to do that 🙂 I wear blush everyday and it really brightens the face 🙂


    • sprinkles
      6th December 2014 / 4:15 pm

      Hahah – let me know what you think when you try it!!! It’ll just give your skin a really healthy glow! 🙂 xx

  10. 5th December 2014 / 5:43 pm

    Oh definitely blush is must have, they give that perfect touch. I am using L’Oréal True Match Blush. Have to say I love it so much. Mel

    • sprinkles
      6th December 2014 / 4:14 pm

      Oooh, yes the L’Oreal one is great too!!! 🙂 xxx

  11. Diana P.
    5th December 2014 / 5:35 pm

    A blush is definitely a must and now that there so many choices available, not only rose shades but anyhting you can imagine, it’s so versatile and enhancing! I used to follow your techique, but lately I apply blush above bronzer, bleding it upwards and avoid the cheekbones… I don’t know why but I like this change! 🙂

    Diana P. | Cups & Roses

    • sprinkles
      6th December 2014 / 4:13 pm

      Blush is a must – it just gives skin a lovely glow! Your way is good too, it’s a good change haha, your makeup always looks beautiful! 🙂 xxx

    • sprinkles
      6th December 2014 / 4:12 pm

      Thank you 😀 xx

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