The Best Way to Apply Blush to Flatter Your Face and Bring Out Your Natural Glow

Oct 22, 2021

For many of us, applying blush is something we’ve been doing since our teens. But are you doing it the right way?

While it may seem easy, the truth is that small changes in the way you whisk that blusher on can help bring out the best of your beauty.

And choosing the right shade can also make a big difference in whether you appear to have a natural glow.

Here’s everything you need to know about blush.

Prep work

First, it’s important to remember that your skin is the canvas for your makeup and it needs to be prepped before you apply.

  1. Moisturize to banish dry skin that can cause your blush to settle into fine lines.
  2. Apply primer to ensure your face is camera (and blusher) ready.
  3. Apply your favorite foundation or BB cream to create a flawless look.
  4. Set with a loose or translucent powder.

Choosing the right shade

In order to choose a blush shade that flattering, be sure to consider your skin tone.

For a light skin tone, go with a pale pink or peach shade of blush. Medium skin tones mean that deeper shades like a deep rose is a must. If you have dark or olive toned skin, a bronze blush will bring out your natural beauty.

Where to apply you blush

Where to sweep on your blush depends on the shape of your face. While a good rule of thumb is to apply your blush to the apples of your cheeks, your face shape requires small changes in that application that make a big difference in bringing out your best features, as well as camouflaging others.

For a heart-shaped face

If you have a heart-shaped face with a narrow chin and a wider forehead, blush should be applied in a C-shape from slightly below the apples of your cheeks to the beginning of your temples.

For a round face

If you have softer, more rounded chin and cheeks, begin your blush application right at the lower portion of the apples of your cheeks and sweep out to temples.

For an oval face

Start in the middle of your cheek and sweep down toward your earlobes and then up to your temples to support the illusion of width.

Blush a little

When you not the secret to perfect application, blush can become your secret weapon to flatter your features and take your natural beauty to the next level.

Use the tips above and grab your perfect shade from our collection of highly pigmented Miracles & More blushers.

Be you. Be miraculous.

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