Blush Techniques For Different Face Shapes

How to Choose a Blush:

  • Pick a shade that matches your natural skin tone.
  • If you’re pale, try a soft pink color or even something with a little tan and pink in it.
  • Depending on your skin tone, you might need a lighter or a darker color. Dark skin needs a lighter color, whereas light skin may need a more natural color such as brown or tan.blush

Invest in good quality brushes:

Select a good quality brush for a good look. Do not use cotton balls or other stuff for blushing. Different blush brushes are needed for different kinds of blushing techniques. Let us see several varieties of blush brushes needed depending on various blushing styles:

Blush Techniques and the Brushes you need:blush brush

Cheekbones (powder blush):

cheekbone blush technique
cheekbone blush technique
  • Look for natural hair bristles and an angled tip to perfectly sculpt and shape cheekbones.
  • To find where your cheekbones area to be blushed are, just look in the mirror and suck in your cheeks.
  • Work the brush directly on them using short strokes towards your ears.

Apples (powder blush):

apples blush
apples blush
  • Choose natural bristles with a plump body and a pointed tip to blush the apples of your cheeks.
  • To find where your apples are, look in the mirror and smile. Your apples will literally pop out like little golf balls.
  • Swirl the blush in circular motions directly on top of them.

Stippling (cream blush):stippling brush blush

  • Look for synthetic and natural bristles in two layers that are of different colors. A dark set that is dense and short are natural bristles and a lighter set that is long and sparse are synthetic bristles.
  • Swirl it from the apples across the cheek bones gently dipping in the cream blush.
  • If you apply light pressure, you will get a sheer finish. Apply more pressure for a satin finish.
  • Always be gentle with stippling brush. Make-Up-For-Ever-Blushing-Techniques-HD-Cream-Blush-whatmakesyoublush

Contouring (cream or powder bronzer):contour hollow are under cheekbones

  • Look for synthetic bristles if you are using a cream bronzer.
  • Pick a brush with natural bristles if you are using a bronzing powder.
  • Using short strokes, trace the product directly under your cheekbone in the hollows of your cheeks. Move up to your temples, across your hairline and under your jawline.

Highlighting (loose or pressed highlighting powder):highlight contour

  • Look for natural or both natural cum synthetic bristles in a fan shape that feel light and airy on your skin. Use light downward strokes to apply shimmering highlighting powder.
  •  If you are not used to using blush and want light make-up, you can lightly sweep a hint of nude blush on your cheek bones using this brush.
  • You can also use this brush to dust away excess powder or eye shadow particles falling on your face.

Bronzing (loose or pressed powder bronzer): bronzing glow blush

  • Natural bristles with rouded edge gives you a most evenly application.
  • This brush design is ideal to evenly distribute, diffuse and blend the powder and makes the blush look sunkissed.


  • Use a brush with short and dense natural bristles to blend all over following blush, bronzer or powder application.


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