Beauty Basics – How to Apply Blush

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How to Apply Blush | Beauty Basics

It’s that age-old question – how do I apply blush? You might have heard yourself saying, “but my face shape isn’t like the model…so how do I do it?” It’s simple really. So simple that those ladies that avoid blush on the regular can walk away feeling better about blush after this post. I’m a big advocate for blush. Without it, I feel naked and pale. My skin doesn’t have the same glow and vibrancy. Blush can turn your day around and give you that healthy pick-me-up that you might otherwise be missing. What are you waiting for? Let me teach you how to blush!

You might look in the mirror and instantly put down the blush. You question your face shape, you’re unsure of where to apply the color, what color to use, and possibly what brush is best for the perfect application. Let’s start with the basics…do what you want. Face shape guides and tutorials are great but at the end of the day if you’re not sure, do what you want and what makes you feel pretty. I apply my blush differently each day depending on the look I want to achieve. So there’s really no right or wrong way. In my opinion at least.

Now that we have that out of the way, let’s get our handy dandy tool ready. You can choose from flatangledtapered, and round. That’s just the tip of the iceberg but we’re keeping with the basics. Tapered blush brushes are the most universal and ideal for easy blush application. Angled helps to sculpt and applies the color right on the cheekbones. Round is best for larger cheeks, and flat brushes are best for precision and blending. Most days I reach for my angled brush (which I’ll use in the giftorials) as it hugs my cheekbones and plops the color right where it needs to go. If you’re getting started reach for a tapered until you master the process.

We have our tools, now it’s time to apply. Load up your brush and tap off the excess. As I have preached many times in the past, less is more! Build up to your desired intensity little by little.

How to Apply Blush - Step 1 | Beauty Basics

(MAC Mineralize Blush in ‘Love Thing’ // BareMinerals Blooming Blush Brush)

The easiest tip I can give is start from the cheekbones (smile!) and blend softly back to your ear. Dab a little more on the apples of your cheeks where the color is noticed the most and that’s it. And just like that, you’ve applied blush.

How to Apply Blush - Step 2 | Beauty Basics

If you want to kick it up a notch and find out where to concentrate certain colors, check out this post from Master the basics before graduating!

For more tools and blush color ideas, shop the post below!

– Jamie of Hello There, Lady!