Blush, also known as blush or blush, is a cosmetic applied to the cheeks.
Usually blush comes in pink and red, but orange, brown and non-traditional
colors like purple and blue are also available.
The name ‘blush’ comes from the word ‘blush’, which refers to sudden flushing of the cheeks when blood flow to the area increases
– such as when someone is embarrassed.
Where to apply blush?
Blush is applied to the cheeks and cheekbones, the naturally rosy parts of the face.
There are different application suggestions depending on the shape of the face. Check out infographics like this
for basic information on blushers for different face shapes.
What types of blush are there?
Blush comes in two main forms: cream and powder.
14 tips for perfectly applying
First prep your skin the right way.
To ensure your blush blends into your skin and stays put throughout the day, always wash and moisturize your face first.
Dry (or oily) skin doesn’t hold makeup well, so if you keep your skin healthy, exfoliated, cleansed, and
soft, makeup will blend in beautifully and last longer.
To make your blush last longer, start with a primer that preps skin and provides a non-slip
canvas that lasts all day. If you don’t want to invest in other beauty products, layer
Blush over foundation or tinted moisturizer to even out skin tone and allow
to bond with blush.
2. Pick a shade that matches your skin tone.
Blush isn’t one size fits all – you need to choose the right shade to complement your
skin tone. Anything too dark or too light will age you instead of giving you that warm, youthful glow. The key is to pick something that’s close to your natural redness, and the best way to do that is to find out what pinches your cheeks.
If you’re still not sure, here are some tips for finding your shade
If you have very pale, fair skin, choose a light pink for a pretty complexion that won’t overwhelm your shade
. The pale pink formula and lilac offers sheer color that complements your fair complexion without overpowering
. A safe bet? Covergirl Cheekers Blush Natural Pink Blendable Powder. It’s a Beauty
grand prize winner, and it’s under $4.
If you have a medium-light complexion, choose a peachy pink for a radiant glow. Since this shade
is universally flattering, when in doubt, try your formula of choice. We love NARS Blush in
Orgasm and Maybelline Face Studio Master Glaze Blush Stick in Coral Gloss.
For blonde or olive skin, warmer skin tones can tolerate brighter, spicier pinks.
We love the Revlon Pink Cream Blush for this medium skin tone.
Darker skin tones can opt for a lighter shade with warm undertones, like Bright Apricot, to give
an ethereal glow and a truly radiant finish. Try Corallina’s Milani Baked Blush – although shade
looks shimmery, it will blend into skin for a natural finish.
3. Find the right blush formula for your skin type.
Choosing the right blush isn’t just about shade, it’s also about finding the perfect formula.
There are three types of blush: powder, cream and blush.
Cheek Stain works great if you have oily skin. The spots look dewy and long-lasting, even if you sweat easily or have oily skin. Apply a little at a time – once it sinks into your skin,
is hard to blend (hence the name!).
The creamy formula is really good and has great staying power whether you have normal or combination skin.
Cream Blush is easy to apply, suitable for most skin types and comes in a variety of shades to keep skin looking fresh and youthful.
If you have dry skin, stick to powder formulas. Powder blushes are great for gliding over pores for a
soft-focus effect, although it’s commonly thought that blobs and creams aren’t so good for dry skin: they break out as they dry,
exacerbating the look. dry look
4. Choose the right blush brush.
It’s true that your makeup is only as good as the tools you use, and “if you’re going to spend $4,444 on any tool, spend it on a blush brush!” Laramie Glen, New York-based makeup artist
Give suggestion. “It should be thick, natural or vegan, soft, and spread color easily.” A stiff
brush will absorb too much product and overload your face with color, but a looser brush will reduce the absorption of the
product while providing good color. powerful enough to make a difference.
Makeup artists and experts at the Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab have tested the best makeup brushes, the
, and recommend the Sigma Beauty F10 powder/blush brush: it’s soft, easy to handle and the
doesn’t cost a fortune.
Swirl the brush in the product and be sure to dab off any excess before applying
to your face so you don’t get clumps of color on your cheeks.
5. Apply the blush according to the shape of your face.
Blush is meant to strategically accentuate your face, which means you need to consider your bone structure with
before applying it.
Heart-shaped face: If you have a long face with high cheekbones and a narrow
jawline, you most likely have a heart-shaped face.
Apply the “C” shaped blush
from the top of the temple to the cheekbones. Apply more
product along cheekbones, then apply to temples, pressing and pressing
upwards. Don’t overdo your application: “You want a faded
look because it’s not just on the cheeks,” warns Glen.
Rectangular face: If your forehead, cheeks and chin
are about the same width, then you have a rectangular face
. Starting at the most prominent part of the cheeks
, apply blush to the apples, blend color
on the nose, and bring it to the temples.
Add a touch of blush to the forehead and sides of
‘s brows for a more coordinated look.
Square Face: If you have a straight face with a
fairly flat jawline (think Olivia Wilde or Angelina Jolie),
you have a square face. “If you have a square face, you want
to cover all of the cheekbones from the corner of the forehead to the hairline,” says Glen. Using
long, light strokes, sweep blush onto cheekbones, starting low and working up
strokes. Apply the blush from brow to nose for a very soft, smudged finish.
Round face: If your cheeks are the fullest part of your face and your jaw line is curved, you have a round face.
For best blush results, look in the mirror, smile and sweep Blush
onto the apples of your cheeks. Using a foundation brush and medium strokes
, brush the color down to the temples and
down to the earlobes to blend.
oval face: If your face is long, with
protruding cheeks, a narrow chin and a narrow forehead, then your face is
oval face. Glen recommends starting at the most prominent part of the cheekbones with
and using soft strokes, brushing
down to the earlobe and blending towards the temples.
to the smallest point above the temple and ball
6. Mix, mix and mix.
It’s not enough to apply blush in the right areas – you also need to make sure it blends well. Apply the blush to the face using a damp sponge or a stiff brush. Remember:
Your blush should mimic natural color, not clown makeup.
You want the colors to blend without the harsh
lines, while still providing distinct and bright colors.
7. Cover the too light blush with a light foundation.
If you accidentally accumulate blush, do not grab the makeup remover. Instead,
Tone down the bold
blush by dabbing a little liquid foundation on top with a damp makeup sponge to spread
This will tone down the color while leaving a pink glow.
8. Learn how to use blush at every stage of your daily life.
One of the best things about blush: you can use it on any facial feature. Apply
Cream Blush to your cheeks, sweeping blush from cheekbones to hairline with a loose synthetic brush.
Next, use what’s left of your fingers to dab on your lids, blending upwards to the brow bone. Avoid
getting color on your lash line – you don’t want to end up looking gross.
Glen adds, “If you’re painting red or pink blush on the eyes, it should be pulled away from the lashes, or
with black eyeliner to separate it from the lashes.” Finish by dabbing more blush on your finger, then press
towards the center of the lips and blend. Add a touch of your favorite lip balm and you’re done.
9. Cover the blush with a tissue.
While translucent powder is a great product for setting makeup, Glen warns that it can make your skin look dull, especially if your skin tends to be dry. Instead, dab your
cheeks with a tissue and press lightly with a makeup sponge. It absorbs any additional product without dulling your shine.
10. Know when to skip the gloss formula.
Glitter Blush can make smooth skin look light and radiant, but Glen cautions against using
on rough, dry or uneven skin textures – glitter can enlarge pimples, bumps and large pores . If you have
textured skin or deal with winter dryness, stick to matte or cream finishes.
Remember to blush when contouring.
Now we all know that contouring is a great way to sculpt cheekbones and jawline with just makeup,
but if you don’t add blush to your final product, you’re missing out on an important step. Contour queen Kylie
Jenner swears by adding extra blush at the end of her makeup routine.
“ Blushing makes me feel…
.It’s like my whole look is complete,” she says, as she applies
for the finishing touch. After applying the contour, use it to add warmth to your
cheeks and cheekbones, just before finishing with illuminator
. this leaves the final product warmer.plus
Low-profile, long-lasting blush formula.
Are you ready for a long day or a special
event where you can’t touch up your
Powder Blush over cream or gel formulas for a beautiful, tailored
look that lasts. But remember: you’re applying double the formula, not double the
colors. Use each product sparingly to avoid overdosing – you don’t want to end up looking like a Toddlers & Tiaras competitor.
Finish your look with a spray spritz.
After you’ve finished your makeup, mist
Makeup Setting Spray all over your face to seal in your makeup without over-drying skin or adding another layer of color. One of our favorite picks is Urban Decay
Overnight Longwear Setting Spray. Spritz onto the face in X and T motions to cover all
sides of the face and lock in the look throughout the day (or night).
Cream Blush: As its name suggests,
cream blush is a paste product.
Cream blush comes in different types, such as sticks, tubes, or discs.
You can buy the cream blush in the blush palette, or individually.
is best applied with a sponge, fingers or Dot Brush
dries out as it is a pasty product. Some formulas dry quickly,
means you need to work it into the skin quickly.
The most popular powder blush is powder blush, although
loose powder blush is also available.
Powder Blush should be applied with a brush, preferably a round or angled fluffy brush. This allows the
to easily and quickly apply color to all cheeks.
Available in blush and monochrome blush palettes. Chapter
Powder blush: which one to wear?
You should wear cream blush if you:
Dry or mature skin
Prefer a rosy or natural blush
Prefer to apply product with fingers or a stippling brush
Use many other cream products – it will be on A face cohesive looks like your body!
● Time to blend products right
You should use a powder blush if you:
● Oily skin
● Use lots of powder to set your face
● You want to apply color quickly with a fluffy brush
● Best and Shiniest Blush
Want color to last all day
Matt vs Shimmer
Similar to what we talked about in the eyeshadow section of the
Makeup Basics range, the blush is at both matte and shimmering.
Matte Blush has no shimmer, shimmer or shine.
flat colors added to the face.
Shimmer Blushes From a slight shimmer to a full shimmer,
makes your cheeks shimmer.
Usually I recommend matte blush. They work for everyone, and if you want a little shine on your
, you can always add a little
Shimmer Blush can look gorgeous – on some people, if used correctly.
Unfortunately, when there’s too much glitter in
Blush, your face can look oily and smooth – not the look most people want!
To be on the safe side, I recommend sticking with matte or slightly shimmery blush.
blush shade As a general rule, your blush shade should be slightly darker than your skin tone, towards warmer
Light Pink, Candy Pink, or Peach.
These shades are light which helps them look like a natural color rather than a dark red clown look (unless that’s what you want
, no judgment!
Medium Skin Tone:
Peach/Darker Magenta, Raspberry,
Soft Brown, or Orange/Apricot.
lighter shades of pink are likely to show bad skin
or make you look gray! Instead, try rich
pink and orange shades that are a bit darker than your own
Deep Skin Tone:
Berry, Red, Warm Brown, and Bright Orange.
A light pink blush that looks like a highlighter on darker skin tones,
looks amazing, but for a standard blush, the bright shades of orange, red and berry look great on
darker skin tones.
Blush, also known as blush or blush, is a cosmetic applied to the cheeks.