Herbs of Grace Natural Look Mineral Make-Up How To Series – Part 3


In this, the third installment in our series starring L.A. based Makeup Artist, Jenny Karl, using Natural Look Mineral Make-Up, we explore using the Translucent Primer/Finalizer, as well as proper techniques for applying mineral make-up blush.


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What do you think? Do you have any tips or techniques to share?



How to Apply Mineral Make-Up Blush

My next installment in the video tutorial series is all about blush. It’s short, sweet and easy-to-follow. Applying blush with mineral make-up has never been easier!


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What do you think? Can it get any easier than that? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section!



Mineral Make-Up in Real Life – Part 2

This is the second in a series of posts designed to show you how easy it is to create different looks and effects using mineral make-up. I’m going to start out with a very natural looking palette that can be used for everyday and casual events.

This photo shows how to create a very natural, fresh look, perfect for a teen or young adult, using a minimum amount of make-up.


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Model: Scarlet
Foundation: Amaranth
Eyes: Oatstraw over entire lid and Cocoa in crease
Lips: Tangerine Lip Conditioner overlaid with Peach
Cheeks: Apricot
Cheek highlight: Goldflower


Isn’t this a fresh, glowing look? Which shade do you like best?



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Let’s Get Cheeky


Choosing the correct color of blush is vital to natural looking makeup. If you choose the wrong color for you, you may end up looking washed out or overdone. The right shade will give your face a healthy, vibrant glow.


The first step in choosing the right blush is to determine your skin tone. Are you warm or cool? Read my article “How To Choose The Correct Shade of Foundation” for detailed information on how to identify skin tone.

Once you know your skin tone, you can begin to refine your color selections.

Warm toned skin looks more natural in warmer colors with golden undertones like peaches, apricots, light golden browns and even pinky-peaches.

Cool toned skin gets a natural glow from pinks, roses and light mauves.

Here are some examples of warm and cool shades:

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  • Apricot
  • Peach
  • Bronze
  • Copper
  • Brown
  • Apricot
  • Peach
  • Azalea
  • Wild Ginger
  • Cocoa
  • Cinnamon
  • Mahogany
  • Coral Bell
  • Desert Poppy
  • Amber Lily
  • Fringecup
  • Brown Bell
  • Chocolate Lily
  • Pink
  • Rose
  • Purple
  • Burgundy
  • Pink Carnation
  • Rose Petal
  • Primrose
  • Lavender Mist
  • Huckleberry
  • Dark Plum
  • Tulip
  • Raspberry
  • Alkanet
  • Orchid
  • Calypso
  • Mulberry

Herbs of Grace Product Recommendation: Blush Colors

Also take into consideration the lightness of your skin. Light skin needs a light shade, or can appear overly made up. Similarly, light blush colors can disappear on darker skin tones, so darker shades like burgundy or berry work well for them.

One more tip: Make sure your cheek and lip shades are in the same color family for a more natural, harmonious look.

Ideally, your blush shade should match the color of the apples of your cheeks when they are flushed. Observe the color of your cheeks after you’ve exercised and you will know which shade you’re after.

What is your favorite blush shade?