How many times have you put on blush in the morning only to have it disappear on you by noon? Yeah, you're not the only one with this problem. According to experts, formula and weather may be factors, but it's most likely because you've been applying blush wrong all your life.
While it's S.O.P. to buff liquid foundation first before dusting on powder blush afterwards, you're actually doing yourself a disservice. That's because when the pigmented powder mixes with creamy foundation, the color disappears. To override this physical phenomenon, let your wet base rest on your skin for a few seconds, veil with translucent powder, and then proceed to apply powder blush. The thin layer of translucent powder acts as a barrier that preserves the blush's true hue.