At this point, makeup application is like second nature to us. We swipe on our lipstick or mascara without giving it a second thought. The same can be said about blush. For as long as we can remember, we’ve followed the same guidelines: Apply blush to the apples of the cheeks and blend out. Now, this method is not wrong, by any means. But, what if we told you there was another way to wear blush? Curious?
The secret to this method is all in the placement. Instead of working the apples of the cheeks, try applying your cream, liquid or powder blush along the top of the cheekbones. You know that place you apply highlighter for a little glow? That’s the spot! Now, using an angled blush brush, blend upward toward the temple to buff out the color (so you don’t look like a soap opera actress from the ’80s). Start off with a light application and build until you reach the intensity you want.
If you’re questioning why you should change your tried-and-true blush routine, allow us to enlighten you. Applying blush along the top of the cheekbones draws the color upward and elongates the face so it appears slimmer. Yes, slimmer! And if you’ve got the time, layer a dab of highlighter on top of the blush for some added glow that will really make those cheekbones pop. Think of it as contouring with blush! Much less complicated …
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