6. Apply blush on the apples of your cheeks
That’s right: apply blush before your foundation. Use a cream blush to give your skin some extra moisture and apply it liberally. When you smooth foundation over it, the blush will peek through, giving you a faux fresh-faced look (no matter how “unfresh” you feel!). Your blush may be of different tint, but with dark ones it is easier to overdo, and apricot tone may be too unnoticeable. That’s why I suggest you to try pastel pink or coral blush. Remember, your blush should not stand out too much. If you have a dark skin tone, you can use light shades. Always use different brushes for different types of cosmetic items! Your brushes should be natural and always clean so that you avoid inflammation of skin blotches.
In order to breathe life back into the complexion, try also to apply some highlighter on the top of your cheek bones and chin, running down the center of your nose and a little bit on the forehead. As I don’t need any additional blush, I used to apply only a bit of highlighter. And one more secret – try to apply your make-up in a well-lit room, then you will surely escape redundant strokes.