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Blush is an essential step in any makeup routine. The right blush adds warmth to your complexion and will give your skin a healthy, natural glow. It has the power to make you look more awake and will really complete your entire makeup look. If you’re in need of a recommendation, we have selected the best pink blush for every budget and skin tone to help you decide! Once you have selected a shade, your face shape plays a large role.

 

How to Apply Blush for Your Face Shape

 

Your face shape will determine where you apply your blush for maximum results. Knowing your face shape will allow you to get a more natural look out of your blush and play up your features seamlessly. Here is how you should apply blush for your face shape:

 

Long

 

If you have a long face shape, you will want to apply your blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend out towards your temples.

 

Oval

 

If you have an oval face, you will just want to apply your blush to the apples of your cheeks.

 

Round

 

If you have a round face, you will want to apply your blush in an angular motion blending from the apples of your cheeks towards the temples to slim your face.

 

Square

 

If you have a square face, you will want to apply your blush in a linear motion a few inches from the sides of your nose.

 

Tips on How to Apply Blush Everyone Can Use

 

No matter what face shape you have, these tips will come in handy when it comes to applying blush. Whether you have applied too much or want to make your blush last longer, we have the tips and tricks you need to get the most out of your blush!

 

If you have applied too much blush…

 

Going overboard when it comes to applying blush is a common beauty concern. If this happens to you, there is no need to panic! Simply dust loose powder over your cheeks to tone down the look of your blush. It is a super easy fix that won’t disturb the rest of your makeup!

 

If you want your blush to last throughout a night on the dancefloor…

 

When you’re out with the girls, there is nothing worse than going to touch up your makeup all evening. You want to look flawless the entire time. So, spend your time dancing instead of applying more makeup with this trick. When you’re getting ready to go out, apply a cream blush to the apples of your cheeks. Then, follow up with a powder blush on top! This will ensure your blush isn’t going to fade or wear off as the night goes on! You could also use a makeup setting spray as added protection. This is great because it will keep your blush looking fabulous as well as the rest of your makeup!

 

If you want your blush to hold up in the weather…

 

Climate plays a huge factor in our lives so it’s no surprise that it effects how our makeup wears too. During the dog days of summer, try using a powder blush. With the added humidity, powder blush will last longer on your skin. And, opt for a cream blush come winter time. It will last longer in colder temperatures and since a lot of us get drier skin come winter, cream blushes actually apply better on dry skin than powder ones do!

 

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