How-to: fake an English flush
I don't know if it's something they're born with, but I seem to be able to pick out an English person out of a crowd of Olympic-hungry tourists just by spying a rosy flush.
It's unmistakable. Every time I see a girl with beautiful fair skin and a hint of pink around her cheeks I just know I'm dealing with a local. I also tend to eye my own bronzed complexion in the reflection of the glass on the tube and sigh. It's just not fair that this sweet, rosy tint doesn't come without effort.
And then I realised... it kind of does.
Here's how you can fake an English flush with next to no effort.
- Start by applying a moisturising skin-perfecting primer to bare, clean skin. We love Natio Skin Brightening Face Balm.
- Don't wait for your balm to sink it, move fast while you can still feel it on your skin and apply your foundation over the top. Pairing a sheer illuminating foundation with your brightening balm will result in the epitome of glowy skin; it's like the ultimate brightening booster. We love Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation for its added radiance-inducing ingredients (like apricot!).
- Next, take a light pink cream blush and have your blending tool (your index finger) ready. Apply it to the apples of your cheeks and blend in small circles. Be sure you can't easily tell where your foundation ends and your blush begins. Build up the colour as desired but remember that it's only supposed to be a subtle flush. We prefer Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush in pink for a perfect finish.
- To finish, swipe a little of your cream blush over your lips and finish with clear lip balm.
You'll have Brit IT girl written all over you.
What is your favourite way to rock a cheeky flush of colour?
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