If there’s one thing in your makeup bag guaranteed to make you look brighter, livelier, and more rested than you feel, it’s blush. Blush is not something to be overlooked as it delivers an instant burst of radiance and a healthy hue, with very little effort.
The power of blush could be seen everywhere at the SS24 shows, where it was worn high up on cheeks, into the temples, and even over eyelids, to create a soft haze of color. Here’s how to master the look at home
How to create a blush makeup look
It’s all about blush placement
“Where you wear your blush ultimately depends on your face shape,” explains Carly Giglio, bareMinerals Global Makeup Artist. “If you have a rounder face, begin by applying your blush further back on your face, closer to your hair line, to create an elongated look. Whereas if you have a narrow face, focus your blush on to the apples of your cheeks to create a rounder appearance.”
Layering is your friend
The makeup artist trick for creating long-wearing and natural-looking makeup is to layer. Giglio says, “When applying blush with highlighter and bronzer, apply in this order: highlighter, bronzer, blush.” Then spend some time blending the three so they blur into one another without any harsh edges.
How to create sun kissed blush
Focusing your blush application on the tops of your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose will give the impression of a rosy sun kissed flush. “Apply your blush in the shape of W,” explains Giglio. “Apply GEN NUDE Blonzer Blush + Bronzer with Blooming Blush Brush across your cheeks and the bridge of your nose in a W shape to give you’re the perfect sun kissed flushed to the high points of your face where the sun would naturally hit.”
How to use blush for a natural look
For a convincingly natural look opt for sheer textures that will add a hint of flush while dialing up radiance. Blooming Blush Brush is a fantastic option because it delivers both pigment and luminosity. Giglio recommends applying it to the tops of your cheeks and into your brow bone in the shape of a C for a sheer wash of radiant color.