Blusher appears to be the makeup product that a lot of you are most scared to try. This is most likely because you don’t know how to apply it. Or you fear that if you do, you’re going to look like a clown! But honestly. Blusher is nowhere near as scary or difficult to apply as you think. Blusher is easy to apply. And it takes few seconds to apply.
Let’s find out below how to apply blush correctly
How To Apply Blusher
Regardless of whether you choose a powder blush or a cream blush, the following technique can be used to apply both types of blusher. If not sure which type of blusher or shade of blusher is right for you, make sure to check out my guide on how to choose the best blusher shades and textures for your complexion.
- Begin by gently dipping your brush into the product to pick up some color.
- Now imagine there’s a line going from the top of your ear going down in the direction of your mouth. Using this as a guide, place the brush at the top of your ear and begin to gently dot the product onto your face at a downward angle. If you want to add more cream then dab again on your hand and apply it on your brush.
- Do not apply the product at the point of your cheek that lines up till the end of your eye. If you apply it any further than this, it will give an unnatural look.
- Then gently blend in circular motion with your blusher brush. This will give you much more control over how much you apply and where you apply it.
- Concentrate most of the color at the top of your ear and it should be gradually lighter as you make your way down towards your cheeks.
Tip: Make a ‘kiss face’ when applying your blusher. This will show you where your cheeks are and will act as a great guide as to where to apply the product.
How To Apply Cream Blush
- Cream blush is easy to apply than powder blush. You can use your fingertips to apply it.
- Using the same principle as step 2 above, make a kiss face first to see where your cheeks are.
- Starting at the top of your ear, use your fingertips to apply the cream blush to your face. Remember, less is more. So, start with just a small amount of product first and build it up slowly.
- Now blend the blush with your fingertips. Apply a little more if you feel you need it.
More Tips On A Beautiful, Soft Blusher Application
Less Is Most Definitely More!
Apply little and often. So, what I mean by this is, start with a small amount of product and gradually layer it on bit by bit. This way, you have so much more control over how much product you apply. And this will also avoid the ‘clown look’. If you do apply a little too much, don’t worry. This can be fixed by taking a soft brush and gently blush in circular motions. Keep doing this until you’re happy with how it looks.
Dab A Little On Your Hand
If you’re worried you’ve got too much product on your brush, dab it on your hand first a couple of times. This will ensure you don’t have too much blush on your brush. Then apply what’s left on your brush to your cheeks. This may seem like it takes longer, but it’s a lot quicker to apply it this way. It will ensure you don’t have too much product on your face which will mean less blending.
Avoid the blushes with a lot of shimmer in it. They’ll just give a very unnatural look to the skin. Instead, opt for matte blushers or those that have a very small amount of sheen as these are a lot more flattering. And keep the shimmer products for highlighting.
Don’t Smile When Applying Blusher
Why? Well, think of it like this. When you smile, your cheeks rise upwards. But once you stop smiling, your cheeks fall again. So, if you apply your blusher to your cheeks when you’re smiling, what happens once you stop smiling? Your cheeks fall downwards again. And you end up with blush in the middle of your face.
Now I will say, the technique you use to apply your blusher will depend on the shape of your face. However, this technique will work for most people.
Don’t Give Up!
Like anything, practice makes perfect. If you don’t get this right the first few times, that’s okay. You’ll get better at it. And even if you do apply a little too much, don’t worry. Just follow my advice from tip #1 above. And if all else fails, you can always take it off. After all, it’s only makeup.