For me, blusher is a key staple in my make-up bag. My brows give me that instant eyelift and my blush gives my cheeks a youthful warmth and structure that bronzer alone cannot do. It can also completely change your face shape in one sweet sweep! So, let me show you how to be the “boss of blush” Benefit has the ultimate blush wardrobe. That means there is a colour to suit every mood, outfit and lipstick!
So here is the glow-down, once you have chosen todays blush (I love dallas by the way), always start with a flawless base, POREfessional and hello flawless make a great double act for this. Now let the blush begin, if you are unsure on what your face shape is, a good trick is to sit in front of a mirror with your hair off your face. Trace the outline of your face on the mirror using an eye pencil. Then use our handy guide below to discover where to apply your blush to suit your face shape.
Did you know: The diamond face shape is the most desirable studies have shown, it’s the high cheekbones, slim face and narrow jawline and chin that makes it incredibly feminine. It is OK if you don’t have a diamond face shape, applying blush in certain ways can create an illusion of it.
My blush motto is “smile, swirl and pop” by smiling you lift the apple of the cheek and this is a great technique for many face shapes.
Oval – An oval face is longer than wide, with a jaw that is narrower than the at the cheekbones. So, pop your blush on to the apples and then sweep and swirl upwards towards the ear.
Square – Your face is very equal in regards to length and width. Your forehead and jawline are a similar width in appearance. Your jawline is strong, broad and obviously square in appearance. When applying blush to a square face shape, it is all about softening angles. Apply in a circular motion to the apples of your cheeks.
Round – A round face shape is pretty much the same width and length, creating a circle like shape. For you Benebabes and Beaus with a round face shape, apply your blush along your cheekbone sweeping upwards. For extra definition suck in your cheeks, but avoid the apples as this could accentuate the roundness.
Rectangular/Long – Rectangular faces are less wide than they are long, the forehead, cheeks and jawline are all about the same width. Applying blush to a rectangular face shape is all about creating the illusion of width. Start on the apple of the cheek and sweep and swirl the blush outwards towards the ear. This time in more of a straight line. This will make the face look fuller.
Heart – If your face is long with prominent cheekbones and a narrow chin, you are likely to have a heart-shaped face. Apply your blush in almost a “C” shape starting at your temple, curving down and around to your cheekbone. Build the colour on your cheekbone and keep the temple soft and diffused.
Diamond- The diamond-shaped face is wide at the cheekbones and more narrow at the jawline and forehead. So, avoid applying blush to hollows of your cheekbone but instead opt for a swirl and pop of blush on the apples of the cheek.
So whatever your face shape, by following our blush 101 you will “glow-them away”….
Blush and Brows,