Here’s everything you need to know about blush makeup

Whether you are opting for a natural, no-makeup makeup look or a full face of makeup, one product that is constant in both routines is a blush. A sweep of blush across your face adds a youthful glow to your look and gives a defined structure to your face. The key to getting the flushed look lies in how you apply it and where you place your blush. When you master how to apply blush based on your face shape and colour, it transforms the look and elevates it. Not surehow to apply blush to a round faceorhow to apply blush on a square faceand which colour to choose for your face? Don’t worry as we’ve got your back. Here’s everything you need to know about using blush makeup. 

How to choose a blush based on your skin tone? 

Blushes are available in a variety of colours like peach, pink, coral, nude, purple and more but choosing a colour that compliments your skin tone and undertone will make it look more flattering. So, before starting your search onhow to apply blush on a heart-shaped faceor oval face, let’s learn how to pick the right shade: 

• If you have fair skin, peach and baby pink coloured blushes will look stunning on you. These colours will add a very natural-looking flush as if someone has pinched your cheeks. 

• For medium skin tones, you can use a reddish pink or opt for a coral blush. This will help in brightening your face and also complement your skin tone. 

• For deeper skin tones, you can opt for red, dark pink or wine-toned blushes. They will add warmth to your face and flatter your skin tone. 

Wondering which one will suit you the most? Try different coloured blushes virtually and choose the one that best flatters you! (You can also try a variety other of face makeup, lip makeup and eye makeup products by using this tool.) Now that you have your perfect shade of blush, here is a guide on how you can perfectly apply blush to different face shapes 

How to apply blush to a round face? 

Cheeks are the most prominent features of a round face. While applying blush on a round face, smile and simply sweep some blush on the apples of your cheeks. Diffuse some of this blush towards your earlobes. Avoid applying blush on your nose and around it. Blending your blush towards your nose will make your face look rounder. To add more dimension to your face, after applying blush, add some highlighter on the high points of your face. 

How to apply blush on a heart-shaped face? 

If you have a long face with prominent cheekbones and a tapered chin, your face is heart-shaped. After you are done using primer, foundation, and concealer, and setting it with powder it is time to apply blush. (We recommend using a foundation shade that matches your skin tone and undertone to achieve the desired result. Find your perfect shade match.) So, swirl your blush brush in some product and tap off the excess. For a heart-shaped face, focus the blush application from the top of your temples to your cheekbones. This will help accentuate your cheekbones and add some colour to them. You will apply blush in almost a ‘C’ shape, but be careful to not deposit too much product. Concentrate the product on your cheekbone and diffuse it closer to your temple. 

How to apply blush on a square face? 

People with square-shaped faces have straight sides and flat jawlines. Adding blush to the right spots will soften the face and add depth. Take some product on your brush and place your blush across your cheekbones in long sweeps. Start by adding a blush from the tip of your eyebrow to your nose. This will help in softening your features and create a nice pop of colour on your face. 

How to apply blush on an oval face? 

Oval-shaped faces are long and have a narrow forehead and chin. It is simple to apply blush on oval faces as the cheekbones are quite prominent and just need a sweep of colour. Start by adding some blush to the tops of your cheekbones, just above the hollow and pull it upwards for a face-lifting effect to excel in this tutorial onhow to apply blush on an oval face. 

Which blush formula should I use? 

Blushes are available in a cream, satin formula, and powder formula. If you want to wear blush on your bare skin, you can take some powder blush and sweep it with a very light hand across your cheekbones. However, if you want a more natural look, we have a good old hack for you. Just take your favourite creme or satin lipstick and apply it to your cheekbones. Use the warmth of your fingers to blend the lipstick into your skin. This gives a very natural flush to your skin. This is also a great hack for when you are travelling or on the go. 

Different ways to use blush makeup 

Blushes are so versatile that you can also use your favourite blush as an eyeshadow and create a monochromatic makeup look. What’s more? You can use an angled brush and line your waterline using your favourite shade of blush. That’s not all. You can increase the longevity of your creme lipstick by lightly dusting your blush on it and mattifying the look. 

So, what are you waiting for? Add a pop of colour to your skin by adding blush to your daily makeup routine and see the difference it makes! Once you identify your face shape and master the placement of your blush, applying the blush will take you less than 30 seconds.