It’s like coming home from a Pilates class and applying fresh blush to your cheeks. That is what blush does. Blush is no longer associated with bright pink stripes on the cheeks, but a subtle blush that instantly lifts the face. But how exactly should blush be applied? We are here to tell you!
How Do You Apply Blush?
Everyone has their own way of applying blush. Some people smile in front of the mirror and then run a pink, red, or peach-colored brush over the apples of their cheeks, some apply it quickly over the entire cheek, and some apply it carefully under the cheekbones. It all depends primarily on what you want to create. Be sure to have a good blush brush; this will give you the best results.
Where to Apply Blush?
Do you like a healthy complexion? Apply blush to the apples of the cheeks, but choose a cream-type blush. Do you want to emphasize your cheekbones with makeup? Then apply powder blush with shimmer to the highest point of the cheekbones to avoid streaks like in the 80’s. Under the cheekbones? Don’t. Use bronzer only there for better contouring.
The Best Blush for Your Face Shape
Deciding where to put blush also requires knowing what shape of face you have and what looks best on you. We’ll give you a hand.
Does your face have prominent cheekbones, a narrow chin, and a long face? Then you probably have a heart-shaped face.
Dip the brush in blush, tap off the excess, and apply blush in a C-shape from the top of the temples to the jawbone. Use more along the cheekbones and blend it out by pushing inward and upward toward the temples. Do it casually.
The cheeks are usually the fullest part of the face in a round face, and the jawline is curved.
Look in the mirror and smile, then apply two short, cream-type blushes to the tops of the cheeks. Sweep the blush roughly up to the temples and earlobes with a foundation brush. The direction of the nose should be avoided, as this will make a face look even rounder.
An oval face has slightly protruding cheeks, a narrow chin, and a narrow forehead. To apply blush to an oval face, start at the most prominent areas of the cheekbones. Gently brush the blush up to the earlobes and then to the temples.
Are your forehead, cheeks, and jawline all the same width? And you have an elongated face shape like a soft rectangle. When applying blush to a long face, it is best to start at the most prominent part of the apples of the cheeks and thin out toward the nose and then toward the temples. You don’t want to emphasize the cheekbones, so be sure to extend the blush downward. The face is already emphasized in that area. Blush on the forehead and both sides of the eyebrows will tighten the look and bring the impression together.
A square face usually has straight sides and a reasonably flat jawline (think Olivia Wilde or Angelina Jolie), so you want to soften these “corners” a bit with blush.
Apply cream blush to a brush and apply in very light, long strokes toward the high cheekbones. We want the blush to hit the entire cheekbone on a square face, from the end of the brow to the hairline. Start at the bottom and work your way up. Then, draw the blush from the brow to the nose, and you are done.
How do you usually apply your blush? Let us know in the comments below!