The strange (and effective) tip that will help you find the perfect shade of blusher
Make-up shopping is SO much fun.
However, if you're trying a new product or shade, it can be difficult to decide on what suits you and what doesn't.
Rather than get daunted by shades and colours, a little expert advice comes in very handy in this situation.
Shawn Lumbaban, is a make-up artist for Sephora who clearly know his stuff, and he spoke to Refinery 29 about choosing the perfect match for your skin.
When testing or swatching blusher/bronzer, chances are you just dab a little bit on your hand but according to Shawn, your inner forearm is the best place to test it out.
As Shawn points out, this area of the body doesn't usually have much hair and so, the "smooth surface" allows you to see the shade in all its glory.
While you can do this using your fingers, Shawn recommends bringing a brush with you to see "how the product applies".
If you're more of a bronzer girl, then fear not because you just follow the same process.
Shawn stressed the importance of remembering the difference between bronzing and contouring, depending on the look you want to achieve.
A sweep of bronzer adds warmth to the face and the "cool undertones" found in contouring palettes "mimic shadows and naturally define your face.