Learning how to apply blush is an important step in the process of applying makeup. As simple as applying blush is, learning how to apply it to accentuate features and bone structure and soften faces that are more angular, can take more time to learn. Like with eyebrows, there isn’t a “one style fits all,” style with blush, you need to know what parts of the face to apply the product that suits your natural face shape. So we have put together a simple and easy to follow guide for the most common face shapes, so you can be a blush applying pro in no time.
If your face is long with prominent cheekbones and a narrower chin, then you are likely to have a heart shaped face. The best way to apply blush for you is to apply it in a “C” shape, from the top of the temple down the cheekbone. Using more product along the cheekbone and smudging it up towards the temple.
If you have an oval shaped face, your face is typically longer with prominent cheeks and a narrower chin and forehead. Start at the most prominent part of the cheekbone, then make your way down to the earlobe and then blend up towards the temple. You could even add a bit just above the temple for an extra highlight.
Square faces are generally very angular with a flat jawline. The trick to softening the face with blush is to sweep the blush right across the cheekbone onto the temples, starting from the bottom and moving the product upwards.
People who have round faces have fuller cheeks and a curved jawline. Smile and see the apples of your cheeks being formed and use that as a guide for the blush, sweeping up towards the temples and down towards the earlobes. Keep the product away from the nose as this will make the face look rounder. Stick to the apples of the cheeks.
Oblong shaped faces are the same width both at the top and bottom of the face. You’ll want to hit the apple of the cheek, starting at the most prominent part and blending towards the nose, then bringing it out towards the temple, using circular motions, making sure not to highlight the cheekbone area too much.