Blushing Beauty: The Power of Blush in Transforming Your Look

I get it. Blush can seem scary. It can seem like only grannies and actresses wear it to really stand out! But anyone can wear blush! When done right, blush is a great way to add a youthful flush to your face. Let’s break it down so you can feel confident in giving it a try!

How to Apply Blush

When applying rouge, it really depends on what kind you’re working with to know how to apply it. If you’re using powder blush, then it’s best to use a brush to apply and blend. If you’re using cream blush, you can apply and blend with your fingers or you can use a brush.

Where to Apply Blush

There are a few different ways to apply blush:

  • Apples of your cheek- This is the most popular and classic way to apply blush. Where are the apples of your cheek? Smile. The squishiest part of your cheek is the apple. You can apply blush on that full part and blend into your cheekbone.
  • Top of your cheekbone- You can also apply blush on top of your contour that is on your cheekbone. This is the trendiest way to apply it these days.
  • W shape on your face- The most youthful way to apply blush is to start at your cheekbone, swoop down past your apple, swoop back over your nose, and mirror the process on the other side. This is a W shape and makes it look like you’ve been in the sun all day.
  • Where you naturally flush- The most natural way to apply blush is to take note of where you naturally flush. Look at yourself in the mirror without makeup on after a workout, after a shower, or when you’re hot. Where are you naturally flushing? Apply blush there!

How Does Blush Placement Change your Face?

Where you apply blush can really make a difference in how you look! Here are some tricks:

  • Fuller Face- if you have a fuller face, you can apply blush in a way that will thin it out and lift your cheekbones more. To do this, the best way to apply blush is to apply it on top of your cheekbones.
  • Thinner Face- if you have a thinner face and you want to add fullness to your cheeks, the best way to apply blush is to apply it on the apples of your cheeks.

How to Apply Cream Blush

There are 3 types of blush: powder, cream, and liquid. The most popular kinds are powder and cream. I personally think that the most natural type of blush is cream. Cream makeup blends beautifully into your skin and gives you the most natural appearance. But how do you apply cream blush? Here are a few ways:

  • Fingers- You can use your fingers to apply and blend your blush. To do this, swipe your clean fingers into the cream and then apply it directly to your skin. Then use your fingers to blend the cream into your skin.
  • Brush- Swipe a brush into the cream and then take the brush and blot, dab, press the makeup onto your face. Then use the brush to blend it nicely into your skin.
  • Both- You can use your fingers to place the blush exactly where you want it on your face and then use a brush to blend it beautifully into your skin.

What Color Blush Should I Wear?

This is a great question! The color blush you wear really does matter. If you have a warm skin tone, then stick to warm blush colors. If you have a cool skin tone, then stick to cool blush colors. Not sure what type of skin tone you have? Check out the color match guide. You’ll also love the lip + cheek swatches so you can see exactly what cream blushes look like on the skin.

Cool Blush Colors

Warm lip + cheek colors

LOVE Rare Beauty? You Should Give Seint Lip + Cheek a Try

If you love Rare Beauty blush, you should give Seint Lip + Cheek a try! How does Seint compare to Rare Beauty?

Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Melting Cream Blush

  • Size: 5 grams
  • Price: $22
  • Container: comes in small compact
  • Colors: 5 color options

Seint Lip + Cheek

  • Size: 5 grams
  • Price: $16
  • Container: comes in individual tin with a lid that can be placed in magnetic compact. It can be removed when it runs out.
  • Colors: 36 color options (satin, gloss, and semi-gloss options)

The moral of the story is…wear blush!! It will give your face a beautiful flush and help you look more youthful. Give it a try and see how you like it!

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About the Author

JoEllen is a licensed aesthetician, certified makeup artist, and certified John Maxwell coach, speaker, and trainer. She works with women helping them look and feel confident. She loves teaching women simple beauty techniques so they can feel empowered to try it at home. Her motto is that when you look and feel good, you do good!

The Power of Blush in Transforming Your Look

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The Power of Blush in Transforming Your Look