Here’s where all the confusion happened… (based on sheer observation on my end)
It was decided long ago that a nice flush in the cheeks look pretty. Brings out a women’s eyes, makes her look bright and alive and compliments her complexion.
So blush is created, to recreate that natural flush without all the pinching.
It’s a big hit and is used in the areas you usually would see blush if you were out in the cold: (love her makeup here!)
The at some point in the 80’s contouring starting to come into play in the makeup scene and for lack of other resources (I’m assuming) they did it with blush. Now women were told blush was meant to go right in the hallow of their kissy face.
Then somewhere in the early 2000’s blush was somewhat replaced by bronzer and was applied to the areas where the sun would naturally hit you, top of the cheeks, forehead and nose.
Not too long after that contouring made a comeback, but now we could at least do it with bronzer. And we started kind of missing blush so we started using it again but now….
We were left with a lot of confusion on where everything is supposed to go and what it’s all supposed to be….
Does the blush go under your cheeks or on top of them or do we even use it? And where’s the bronzer supposed to go? Under the cheeks on top? Look like contour or natural sun
But then we got IIID Foundation (shameless plug:) and since we now have all of our contouring done with our foundation we can just let blush be blush (in the apples of the cheeks) and bronzer be the a touch of sun it was meant to be (the top of your cheeks, forehead and nose) once and for all!
This stunner is wearing IIID Foundation in Fair, with Pink Grapefruit Blush.
Bobbi Brown Bronzer, Buxom Gloss in Pink Lady, brows were filled with MAC Brun, shadow is Sandstone from the Stila In The Light Palette and They’re real mascara.