Does your blush play a mid-day disappear act on you? Here’s how it wont


Does your blush play a mid-day disappear act on you? Here’s how it wont

Does your blush play a mid-day disappear act on you? Here’s how it wont

By Shammi Mondal 


It’s a breezy summer day, you decide to meet your friends and put together a flushed and glowy face of makeup. But the moment you turn on the front camera, you discover a bummer; your blush has disappeared on you. 


Know that you’re certainly not the only victim of a disappearing blush. To help understand why this happens and how you can prevent it, we spoke to pro makeup artist Kritika Gill, who shares her insights that’ll help you keep your blush game in check.


Why does your blush disappear?


Blushes come in several formulations, but the only common things amongst them, is the fact that they disappear after a certain while. Here are a few reasons that could be adding to it.


You are not moisturising your skin enough. 

You must be thinking, what has moisturisation got to do with your fading blush? When your skin is not moisturised, it pulls in any form of moisture from the surface, even your cream blush. “Even if I’m not doing a full face of heavy makeup and using a touch of blush, I make sure I moisturise the skin well,” says Kritika.


What must you do? 

“Make sure you moisturise your face with a gel-based moisturiser that doesn’t feel heavy but helps in keeping your blush intact for a long time,” says Kritika.


Sure, you’re using a Primer? 

Primers are products that even out your skin and prep it for makeup application. “Under prepped skin can quicken the fading process of a blush,” says Kritika.


What must you do? 

Layering a primer depending on your skin type will surely help. It acts as a base layer that holds your blush in place for a very long time,” says Kritika.

 Are you using a blush according to your skin type? 

Being a lover of cream and liquid blush all my life, I know that it tends to fade away as the day goes by, it could be from sweat, or you might be using the wrong formula for your skin type,” says Kritika


What must you do?

Using a very emollient creamy textured blush often does not work for oilier skin types, the oils of the skin tend to break up the colour and hence it fades away faster.


For oily skin I always layer the creams with powder, just like I would set a concealer with translucent powder. I set my cream blush with a soft powder blush to really make the colour last,” says Kritika.


“However, on dry skin, I like to use a hydrating cream blush because they instantly make the cheeks look plump and glossy,” she adds