The Fresh New Rush to Blush with Carlo Geraci and Mineral Air
Brooklyn-based makeup artist and lifestyle expert Carlo Geraci of CarloSays.com celebrates the joy and versatility of the latest blush looks.
“We’re going through a big blush moment at this time,” reports Carlo Geraci.
Right now there are so many ways to make blush work for you, regardless of age. Carlo urges his clients to experiment with several different colors and configurations. The genius of Mineral Air is that it is so forgiving; if something seems too bright or too much, you can easily bring it down by buffing down with a brush or a sponge.
Placement – You can go for the traditional apple, the more contemporary W (from the temple down to the cheek bone, up across the bridge of the nose and repeat the reverse), or a sweep from the apple all the way to the temples.
Color – With three Mineral Air blush colors on offer (Rose Petal, Hibiscus, and Fresh Peach), you doubtless have your favorite already. But don’t stop there. Carlo notes that you can get some flattering effects by gently layering one color over the other or positioning them next to each other. Carlo particularly likes the blurring blush trend where you place the lighter color (Hibiscus) on the higher part of the cheekbone and the darker one (Rose Petal or Fresh Peach) just below it. The key is to get a seamless blend. If the results look too stripey, you can buff it down or even mist on a light coat of Four-in-One AirMist Foundation.
Order – Carlo acknowledges that the traditional order is to apply your foundation first and the blush second. But for his clients looking for a very subtle airbrushed look with a super soft focus, Mineral Air makes it easy to mist on the blush first before topping it with the Four-in-One AirMist Foundation.
Fun – One option for many of Carlo’s younger clients–teens to early 20s–is to avoid anything even remotely natural looking. He observes, “They want it bold, they want it bright and they want it loud. Placement can even be along the hairline at the temples and forehead which is really on trend.”
Speed – Carlo concludes, “You can even achieve a fresh and fast summer polish–and this clocks in at under three minutes–with a bit of strategic concealer (or a hit of Four-in-One), taking a spoolie brush to the brows, swiping on some lip gloss, misting on a generous wash of Mineral Air blush, and you’re done.”
It’s very easy to get into a blush rut and always apply it in the same place in the same way. A handy way to get ideas on freshening up your routine is to grab some online images and use those as a roadmap.
Or, “When it comes to trend spotting,” says Carlo, “You can’t go wrong with TikTok.”
What’s the difference?
Mineral Air offers two device-plus-formula categories, one for makeup, the other for skincare. Mineral Air original (MA) includes its AirMist Device, an easy to use, everyday consumer tool that rivals professional airbrushing in its cosmetic application of our eponymous foundation, blush, or bronzer. Mineral Air Skin (MAS) features the Renewal Serum System with its ElixerMist Device for lightweight vaporized delivery. Developed and manufactured by Japanese beauty tool specialists and product formulators Ya-Man, Ltd.
“There are so many ways to make blush work for you, regardless of age. Think about experimenting with different colors and configurations.”
– Carlo Geraci
Professional beauty expert, makeup artist