How to apply blush


Light blush – the final touch of makeup. The role of blush cannot be overestimated – if applied correctly, they can be used to refresh a tired face, adjust its shape and give relief in the right places.


But with unsuccessful application of blush, they turn into stripes and circles that completely spoil all makeup. Moreover, it is important to know a sense of proportion, otherwise, instead of the owner of a shining face, you risk becoming like a nesting doll.

The main mistakes when applying blush:

  1. Too much blush;
  2. The application technique does not match the shape of your face;
  3. Poor shading;
  4. Wrong color of blush;
  5. Incorrect blush texture.

To avoid such errors, we are guided by the following rules.

Texture blush differences

Blushers are represented by several species and vary in texture. They are compact powdery, friable, liquid, cream, in the form of sticks. Each has its pros and cons. Let’s consider their main differences.


Compact powder blush. Their main advantage is ease of application and economy. Suitable for all skin types. Also, this kind of blush can be applied on top of powder and foundation. Correctly apply them with a special brush (often a brush is already included in the kit with blush, but it is too small and it is impossible for her to apply high-quality makeup).

Friable blush. Their advantage is that they provide a lighter coating than the previous look and are also easy to apply and evenly distributed. Before applying loose blush on the face, the brush should be slightly shaken to remove excess. Suitable for any skin type..

Liquid and cream blush. Thanks to the texture, a moisturizing effect is created. Suitable for combination and dry skin types. The main disadvantage of liquid blush is that they dry out quite quickly, preventing the possibility of correcting makeup. It may take some time to work out for the perfect application. By the way, many makeup artists prefer to apply blush with a liquid texture with their fingers, in principle, a sponge.

In the form of a stick. The main advantage of such blush is its high durability. But they are not suitable for everyone. Due to the oil content, it is better for owners of oily skin to refuse them.

How to choose a blush

To make your face look natural, you need to choose the right blush, combined with your own skin tone.

Dark and tanned girls are suitable terracotta, rich brown and bronze tones..

Girls with fair skin should give preference to blush peach and pastel pink shades.


Technique for applying blush for different types of face

From how correctly blush is applied, the shape of your face will change, approaching the ideal. In addition, it is important to choose a special brush. The most suitable – with a beveled edge. It is not only convenient in applying blush, but also ideal for sculpting the face and emphasizing the cheekbones.

Round face type

Blush is applied from below the cheeks and then shaded to the direction of the temporal region. In this case, the lower part of the cheek will stand out, the shape of the face will be more proportional and not so round. To do this, we retract the cheeks and apply blush on the formed cavities, drawing the letter “C”. Shade carefully towards the temples, with the most intense color below the cheeks..

Oval face type

Apply blush directly to the cheekbones. If the shape of the face is still slightly elongated, then apply to the most prominent areas of the cheeks, parallel to the line of the eyes. Thus we achieve a visual effect of expansion.

Square face type

To adjust the shape, determine the middle of the cheek, apply a little lower blush and crush at an angle to the outer area of ​​the cheekbones.

Triangular face type

Apply blush to the middle of the cheeks and distribute along the cheekbones to the ears. This will soften the widest parts. It can be applied in the form of a triangle in which one side will be parallel to the lower eyelid. To smooth a sharp chin, we slightly shade it with a darker tone.


How to highlight cheekbones with blush

To emphasize the cheekbones, we approach the mirror and smile broadly. This will determine the center of roundness of the cheek. Apply blush to the protruding area and blend well towards the top of the ear..

The effect of round apples on the cheeks is possible with the following technique. To do this, we smile broadly and, without relaxing our facial muscles, we put our lips in a kiss. Apply blush to the convex areas of the cheeks and evenly distribute in a circular motion.

A more complex correction of the shape of the face involves applying blush not only on the cheekbones, but also on the line of the chin and the outer sides of the forehead. Of course, only experienced makeup artists own it. Therefore, it is better for beginners to apply blush exclusively on the cheekbones..

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