Quick Blush Tip: Don’t Press Too Hard on That Brush

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blush tip dont press too hard

blush tip dont press too hard


Just a quick blush tip that should also spare your wrist muscles. When you’re applying and blending blush, try holding your brush a little further back away from the tip. It should lighten the pressure you apply on the bristles (so you should see the bristles bending a little less).


And why don’t you want to press super hard on that brush? Well, when you press really hard, you tend to push the blush into a smaller area, as opposed to buffing and smoothing it around. It also just plain makes the job harder, and no one wants blush blending to be the bane of their existence.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. My in-laws are visiting the Bay Area tonight and tomorrow for a special visit because my mom-in-law just turned 70! She’s 70 and absolutely fabulous. 🙂 We’ll be treating them to a night at the San Francisco symphony tomorrow, which should be a lot of fun.

This’ll also be Baby Girl’s first time hearing her grandparents. I’ve read that at 16 weeks babies can hear voices outside the tummy, so I’m going to have her nana sing to her (once upon a time, she sang back up for The Beach Boys!) as much as possible.


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  1. Chelsea says:

    Great tip! I feel like just barely touching the brush to the cheeks is best.

    Have fun at the symphony! My Saturday is super busy – contortion workshop, handstand class, and trapeze in the morning / afternoon, and a burlesque show run by my girlfriend at night! I think I’ll have time for a nap in between though…

  2. Kim says:

    OMG, BE QUIET! She sang back up for the Beach Boys? That is so amazingly cool. The poor woman is lucky she’s not related to me or I’d be making her sing constantly. HAHA! I remember listening to my father’s old Beach Boys albums when I was a kid and my boys love their songs, too. I keep telling them they’ll appreciate it even more when they visit California. 🙂 I hope you guys have a great time!

    PS I meant to mention that in one of your previous posts. I like how you hold your blush brush – it’s so dainty. I’m always grabbing mine like I have Shrek hands. 🙂 I forget to hold further back. Oh, and Happy Friday!

  3. Oh yes, having a light hand is key. Have fun with the in-laws!
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  4. Vanessa C says:

    great tip, as I tend to always over apply blush and spend time blending my wrist away lol… by the way, you look absolutely stunning, glowing to the gods!

  5. Jordan says:

    I’m definitely going to try this. I get a little heavy handed sometimes.

  6. Erin says:

    I always use a light hand or you mash your brush!
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  7. Pamela Haddad says:

    That is SO cool that she sang with the Beach Boys!! Your baby is gonna love it! Have fun!! And thanks for the blush application tips.

  8. Emmy says:

    I always tend to forget to hold it more further! Enjoy your family time and baby girl will surely love beach boys! So happy for you! xx
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  9. Valerie C. says:

    OMG! Congrats!! I didn’t know you are expecting. That’s WONDERFUL <3
    My mom loved the Beach Boys and always had them on when I was little 🙂

  10. Dollie says:

    You’re going to have a baby! Congratulations!!! I usually read all your posts without commenting but when I read the 16weeks part, I just had to congratulate you 🙂
    Wishing you and baby good health 😘

  11. She san back-up for the Beach Boys? Baby Girl will be impressed!
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  12. Lena says:

    wow, nana must be hot!

    love how cosmo looks here, you are right, it’s an understated one!
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