Gone are the days when cheek makeup simply meant a pot of plain pink blush. Getting and using an entire a palette is now a requirement to create a fantastic look. However, which palette should you get? Here are 3 questions to help you choose the right one for your needs:
Powder or cream?
The answer to this depends on your skin type. Powder is best suited for those with oily skin, as it leaves behind a matte effect. It also lasts longer than cream, however you need to be good at applying it with a brush. Meanwhile, cream is great for dry skin, as it leaves the skin more hydrated. It’s also easier to apply since you can just use your fingers (or better yet, a sponge). However, unlike powders, you can’t blend two creams together to create a new shade.
Contouring or strobing?
The technique that you will use for your look is also an important factor when choosing a palette of cheek makeup, as it will determine the colors that you’d need to have. For starters, contouring needs more dark shades, while strobing only needs a variety of lighter shades. On that note, a palette for contouring can be actually used for strobing, but not always the other way around. That, and if you’re strobing with a contouring palette, you’d definitely skip the bronzer.
Day or night?
Some smaller palettes may not have all the shades that you need to take your look from daytime at the office to a party at night. However, a big palette may take up too much space in your bag. So either you buy two separate palettes (one daytime, another for nighttime looks), get one with a wider range of colors, or experiment to create a nighttime look built from your daytime palette.