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How to apply Blush

Hi girls with lots of courage I am here to show you a tutorial on how to apply blush. 😀 . These types of tutorials are not my forte. This is my best attempt in it and I hope you all like it. blush is one of the most important part of make-up especially those who want to accentuate their sexy cheek bones and it also helps in manipulating and hiding the flaws on cheeks and sides of the face.

How to apply Blush; blush; blush usage technique; importance of blush

Here are Steps to apply Blush in a RIGHT way!!

Choose your blush type :

Powder and gel blushes are good for oily skin; cream is best for normal to dry skin. Whichever type you choose, its shade should match your natural skin color, so try to pick a shade that reflects your color when you blush normally :

  • Select a color that will accent your existing best facial features and that won’t stand out too much & look gaurdy. Bright red may not look great on a pale skinned person but can be terrific on a bronzed brown skin tone.
  • If you’re pale, try a soft pink color or maybe even something with a little tan like bronze 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.

Purchase some quality blush brushes

A blush brush is the best choice; never use a small, cheap brush. If you use a cheap brush, you’ll have a cheap looking result. Avoid makeshift items such as cotton wool balls or powder puffs as these do not work well with the pigment in the blush.

Provide for a well lit space when adding your blush

Consider obtaining a lighted makeup mirror which will help emphasize your features and clarify what you are doing. Prepare prior to doing your makeup by washing your face, brushing your teeth, and putting on any foundation, cover-up, and bronzer that you regularly use.

Apply blush after you’ve put on the rest of your makeup

Prepare. If you’re using a powder, lightly sweep a medium-sized fluffy brush through the blush and then tap it to remove any excess. If you’re using a cream or gel, dab a little on your finger.

  • Start with just a little blush — it’s easier to add more to your face than to take off too much of it.

Do a fish face, and apply the blush. These help you find the apple of your cheeks. Don’t smile, that bring your cheeks up, and can make your blush to low

  • The apples are the round rises where you naturally flush, as shown where the model’s brush is resting.

Apply the blush to the center of the apple on one side of your face, blending the color along your cheekbone

If you’re using a cream or gel, dot the color first, and then use your finger or a makeup sponge to blend it in. For the most natural look, always concentrate the color on the apples of your cheeks and blend well. And before blending, always dust off the excess to avoid excessively rosy cheeks

  • Make strokes with the brush from your cheeks (towards your nose) to the side of your face (towards your ears). Try not to make diagonal lines, as these won’t appear natural but will risk being clown-like. Excess product can be blended toward the ear from the middle of the eye.
  • Use a clean brush for blending.
  • Brush downward at the end of blending, to allow smooth appearance. For a more youthful look, make sure to apply the blush on each side no lower than your nostril and no closer to your nose than your pupil

If you accidentally apply too much powdered blush, cover it with translucent powder to tame the color. Excess cream can be blotted with a tissue. If you overdo it with a gel, wash it off and reapply sparingly.

Repeat on your other cheek, taking care to match the placement and color of the blush on both cheeks.  Keep it symmetrical

Dust your face with a translucent powder to set your new look. The translucent powder brings inner warmth into the cheeks.

Tips for Blush application

  • Blush emphasizes the redness of broken skin and pimples, even over foundation and concealer, which further aggravate irritated skin. If you have broken out, forgo blush and all other powders and creams until your skin calms down (washing your face with cleansers and applying moisturizer morning and night). Don’t sweat looking imperfect while you heal.
  • Play with the blush a little. You will see where you want to get a little pinker on your face if you do it a few times. You can always remove what doesn’t work.
  • Just be confident in yourself and you can choose how you want your blush to look so have fun and express yourself!
  • Use a large, quality brush.
  • Make sure blush and lipstick are similar in color value. Ie; even if you are going light on the lips and heavy on the cheeks or vice versa, wear corals with corals, etc.
  • Using an angled brush can help apply blush better.
  • To create killer cheekbones for the catwalk, makeup artists often employ a three-step technique. In addition to applying blush to the cheekbone, they highlight the area above it and contour the area below. This technique is based on the laws of light and shade, and helps emphasize the facial bone structure.
  • Take red or pink lipstick that suits your skin color and use it on your cheek. Make sure it is not too oily when you apply it.

Use blush according to your skin and hair color

    • Blond and ginger hair with olive complexion – blush of oranges tones.
    • Dark and auburn haired with fair complexion – pastel blush, powdered.
    • Pale or grey skin – salmon, coral or pink blush.
    • Bright ginger hair or wheat blond hair and radiant complexion – peach and golden brown blush.
    • Dark and almost brown skin – plum, fuchsia or chocolate blush.

So friends Hope you like it 🙂

About Piyali Toshniwal

Piyali is from Mumbai. She born in Kolkata and brought up in different cities of India. Since her dad had a transferable job, She has travelled many states and cities of India. From there her passion for travelling arose. She love to travel and explore new places. She is an Electronics and Telecommunication Engineer with MBA in Finance from Mumbai University. She has a passion for beauty and fashion and love to experiment with her looks a lot hence her inclination to write for BHB. Business is what she enjoy the most. She has an Art Jewellery Brand named “PSJ-PiyaJewels” and event Management Company called “Radiance Events”. She is a very creative person and hence her work of creativity reflects in her ventures. She like to live life to the fullest & try to enjoy every possible bit of it! Her motto of life is “Keep Smiling, it’s the best Jewellery one can wear”


  1. good Informative post Piyali 🙂

  2. amazing post and very helpful too 🙂

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