Get Cheeky: How to Apply Blush for a Natural Flush

1. Choose the Right Shade

Warm corals and pink tints look well on medium complexion tones. Deep complexion tones should choose rich plums or deep berry colors.

2. Prep Your Skin

Start with a clean, moisturized face. Blush should be applied on well-hydrated skin for a smooth and even application.

3. Foundation and Concealer

Apply your foundation and concealer as usual to balance out your skin tone and conceal any blemishes or redness.

4. Select the Right Brush

For accurate application, choose a fluffy, angled blush brush or a stippling brush. Small, thick brushes should be avoided.

5. Smile and Locate the Apples

When you smile, look for the apples of your cheeks, which are the spherical, fleshy parts that come up when you grin.

6. Start Lightly

Sweep the blush from the apples of your cheeks to your temples in gently circular strokes. Blend the color evenly for a natural appearance.

7. Blend, Blend, Blend

Blend the blush into your skin thoroughly to avoid harsh lines or obvious edges. Using a clean brush or a cosmetic sponge, soften any sharp edges.

8. Build Gradually

If you desire a more intense flush, add on extra blush to gently build up the color. Remember to mix thoroughly after each layer.

9. Less is More

It is preferable to begin with a modest application and gradually increase the amount if necessary. You want a natural, radiant look, so a little blush goes a long way.

10. Avoid Placing Too Low

The best placement is on the apples of your cheeks, slightly higher, and merging towards your temples.