Just wearing your foundation and bronzer can make your makeup look heavy and dull. Adding Face Blush to the apple of your cheeks instantly uplifts your overall appearance.
Placement of a Face Blush
The place where you put your blusher plays a significant part. It would help if you were mindful in placing your blusher as you want to lift your face instead of drags down. Putting the blusher in the right place is the key to uplifting your face and giving you a gorgeous youthful appearance.
Place your brush to your cheeks and blend it way back towards the contour you have already done. It will draw your blush in the upward direction, naturally elongating your face. Thus making you look lighter. Just don’t sweep the brush on your face; lightly dab it in the circular motion and movement in the upward direction. Blend nicely and try not to go too low.
Blush For Different Face Shape
Every face shape is different, so how and where to apply the blush matters precisely. It depends upon the shape of your face. Here is a general guideline about applying a face blush according to the different face shapes.
All you need to do is apply your blush in an angular motion. Start blending slightly lower from the apple of your cheeks to your hairline to give a shape to your bone structure. It will enhance your feature and make your face look slimmer. Don’t blend towards your nose, as it will make it look rounder.
People with square-shaped faces usually have similar widths of forehead and jawline. Therefore to soften the edge of your jawline, you need to apply blush to the apple of your cheeks in a circular motion. Cover your cheek from the edge of the brow to the hairline to get a more flushed look.
Diamond-shaped face people have a higher cheekbone with an angular and pointed chin. So you will need to soften your feature by applying blush on the top of your cheekbone, blending towards your ear.
You have an oval chin, and prominent cheeks considered most versatile for applying the face blush. Apply it on the cheeks and lightly blend towards the temple in a circular motion.
The heart-shaped face is a face with a narrow chin and prominent cheekbones. Apply the blush from the lower part of the apple of your cheeks in a semicircular motion towards your hairline and the temples.
The shape of your face plays a significant role in the placement of the blush. Where and how to apply depends on it. If you know your features correctly, you will know exactly where and how to use your makeup perfectly, enhancing your features and making all the heads turn!
The right blush will instantly make a difference in your makeup. Here is a list of some of my all-time favorite blushers both from the luxury brands and the drugstores.
- Nars Orgasm
- Blush Trio from Anastasia Beverly Hills
- Jelly Pop Flush Blush from e.l.f. Cosmetics
- Beach Lip & Cheek Stick from Charlotte Tilbury
- Amazonian Clay Blush from Tarte
- Milani Baked Blush
- NYX Bare With Me Cannabis Sativa Jelly Cheek Color
- L’Oréal Paris Infallible Paints Blush
- Makeup Revolution Blushing Hearts
- Makeup Revolution Ultra Blush Palette Sugar & Spice
I have already discussed choosing the right blush shade and the formula according to your skin type in my previous blog. Please read it here to know more about wearing your blush in the best way possible.
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By Siddie F.Kay
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