One of the most important considerations you have to make when applying blush is the shape of your face. By knowing your face shape you can apply blush in the area that makes it look the best. This can make a huge difference with how your makeup ends up looking, so try it out!
1. Apply Foundation
You have to apply your foundation before you apply your blush. Whether you use liquid or powder, make sure it’s finished before you put on anything else. The foundation that you use should blend into your neck and match with your skin tone, or else your face will look like it’s a different color from the rest of your body. Use setting powder to make sure the foundation is set and settled before you go to the next step.
2. Contour Your Face
Contouring your face with bronzer is a great way to create features and look thinner. All you have to do is take a contouring blush with some matte bronzer and get started! Apply a little bit of bronzer to your brush and gently stroke your cheek from the top of your ear to the area under your cheekbone. If you need some help with this, suck in your cheeks to make a “fishy” face.
After this, use a blending brush to blend the bronzing powder from the tops of your ears up to the sides of your forehead. Blend the color in with your hair line to make sure it looks natural. Don’t cover your entire forehead, as this will make your face look smaller in areas that you want to stand out.
3. Apply Blush
After you have your bronzer on it will be a lot easier to apply your blush. First take your blush brush and dip it into your blush. Tap the brush on the side of the container to get off any excess powder and the look in the mirror while smiling. Gently sweep the brush on the apple of your cheek, making sure to use only a light pressing motion. You should be brushing on the area directly above where you applied the bronzer, going back to the same area on the back of your ear.
If you want to add more color on your cheeks, then apply a second layer of blush right now. Just make sure to slowly add layers so that you don’t go overboard and add too much. Oval face shapes look great with blush, but you shouldn’t overpower your skin and make it look too red or pink with your blush.
4. Set Your Makeup
Grab a large kabuki brush and gently apply one last layer of setting powder to your face. If you have a setting spray, then you can use that instead. This is a very important step, as it will keep your makeup looking great for several hours so that you don’t have to constantly re-apply.