Whether you are opting for a natural no-makeup look or a full face of makeup, one makeup product that is constant across both routines is a blush. A sweep of blush across your face adds a youthful glow to your look and creates a defined structure to your face. The key to getting the flushed look lies in where you place your blush. When you master how to apply blush based on your face shape, it transforms the look and elevates it.
Blushes are available in various colours like peach, pink, coral, nude, and several others, But choosing a colour that compliments your skin tone and undertone will make it look more flattering.
- If you have fair skin, peach and baby pink coloured blushes will look stunning on you. They 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 brighter orange. 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 brown tones blushes. This will add warmth to your face and flatter your skin tone.
You can use the Maybelline Virtual Try on Tool and try different coloured blushes on yourself virtually and choose one that best flatters you! Now that you have your perfect shade of blush, here is a guide on how you can perfectly apply blush for different face shapes:
Blush for 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 doing your face makeup using a primer, foundation, concealer, contour and setting it with powder it is time to apply blush. 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.
Blush for 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.
Blush for round face
Cheeks are the most prominent features in 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.
Blush for square face
People with a square shaped face have straight sides and a flat jawline. 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 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.
Which blush formula should I choose?
Blushes are available in a cream, satin formula and also a 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 ol’ 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. It is also a great hack for when you are on the go or travelling.
Blushes are so versatile, you can use your favourite blush as an eyeshadow and create a monochromatic makeup look. You can also increase the longevity of your creme lipstick by lightly dusting your blush on it and mattifying the look.
On an everyday basis, most of us often stick to using our kajal, eyeliner, mascara and lipstick. Adding a pop of colour to our skin with a blush elevates our appearance. Once you identify your face shape and master the placement of your blush, this step will take you less than 30 seconds. Start incorporating blush into your everyday makeup routine and see the difference it makes!
While doing is your face makeup, do you struggle with picking the wrong shade for your base products? We have the solution for you. Use the Maybelline Fit Finder tool and answer a few simple questions to get the shades that fit you perfectly!