LaunchPad - October 2011 - 92
Faux ﬂushes migrate to unexpected areas this season.
Mehron Cheek Cream in Bronze (mehron.com) Make-up designory Color Crème in Tulip (mudshop.com) Mineral Mine Pressed Mineral Blush in Sunlit Salmon (mineral-mine.com) Bodyography Professional Cosmetics Crème Blush in Nectar (bodyography.com) Ramy Beauty Therapy Blush in Alive! (ramybeauty.com)
While powder blush is a go-to for many, makeup artist and esthetician Dimitra Zontanos champions the use of cream blush as well. “Cream blush gives you more of a pop of color that is fresh, radiant and lasts longer [than powder]!” she claims. When seeking the perfect creamy cheek product, Zontanos zeros in on the blush’s consistency as well as how easily it applies to the skin. Cream blush should glide on smoothly with no changes in the intensity of the color. For clients with darker skin tones, Zontanos tends toward bronze, oranges and peaches as her cheek hues of choice; for paler skin, she notes that “just a hint of color goes a long way. Overall, the color that best matches up with each skin tone should mimic that ‘just ﬂushed’ look, as though your client just went jogging. And make sure her natural skin tone shows through the color.”
Makeup’s most innocence-inducing staple,
blush, ﬁnds its placement all askew this fall. No longer are roses relegated to the apples and cheekbones; instead, at Versace, makeup artist Pat McGrath elevates her hue, concentrating color on the tops of the cheeks, temples and sides of the forehead for a haughty bloom. Rouge goes rogue at Marc Jacobs, where makeup maestro François Nars dabs on pigment well below the cheekbones. “Marc wanted each girl to have a touch of madness—to be a bit imperfect, like an eccentric grandmother,” Nars relates. “Even slight details, like this blush, are a little bit off without being too extreme.” —Karie L. Frost
Image: Andreea Angelescu; still life: Armando Sanchez