February 11, 2016 Diana Crisan Looks

How to Wear Orange Blush

Think about the various shades of blush you’ve owned during your makeup-wearing years. They’ve probably been a rotation of various shades of pink, right? Rosy pink, bright pink, baby pink, shimmery pink. Maaaybe even a peachy-coral, berry or bronzey blush. How about orange? We know what you’re thinking: “No way, no how!” Although it’s definitely the more uncommon shade in the blush family, we also think it’s the most underrated. Because we’re slightly obsessed with orange right now (if you haven’t noticed), we called on the help of makeup guru Marygene Rose to school us on how to rock this unique shade.

Orange Blush


Step 1. For a soft-yet-pigmented look, try a cream or liquid blush like YSL Baby Doll Kiss and Blush in Orange Fougueux. Tap several dots of the formula on the apples of your cheeks and up across your cheekbones.

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Step 2. Using either the pads of your fingers or a makeup sponge (we love NYX Flawless Finish Blending Sponge), gently pat and blend the color upward until you get a soft and natural flush.


And you’re done! *Insert orange-you-glad joke* here.


Photo: Carlos Moscat

Model: Emily Tom




    About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.