Blush is the most loved makeup product amongst all. Blush gives us that picture perfect look while it also contributes to correct our face shape. Applied in the proper way, it can make chubby cheeks slim and skinny faces look full. The most common blush shade is pink; the other popular colors are coral, bronze etc.
There are four major and common face shapes, i.e. Round Face, Oval Face, Square Face and Heart shaped Face. Not all face shapes required similar makeup or blush applying technique. Different face shapes has different features to highlight and hide. Here are explained how to apply blush according to each face shape.
Round Face: Round face is wider than longer; and that is why you will need to cut down the width to make your face slim. To apply blush on round face, you can take the darker shades as it will help you make your face look slim. Apply your blush in a sideways V on your cheekbones and blend towards your ears. You can also apply only some amount of the blush on your chin area, and make sure to blend it.
Oval Face: Oval is said to be the ideal face, (says who right?). The forehead is little bit wider than the chin. Cheekbones and forehead almost have the similar width but the width cuts itself down right from the cheeks to the much narrowed or can say pointed chin. As said before, oval face is the ideal face; there are almost no parts to hide with blush except for highlighting the cheekbones. Apply any shade of blusher on the cheekbones and gently blend it moving upwards.
Square Face: Square face has a wide forehead and the width is almost similar to the width of the cheekbones and jaw; making the face square shape. Apply any dark shade blush on the cheekbones leaving a half inch space from your eyes; and gently blend it towards your temple. Also apply blush on the forehead and chin area; blending it well.
Heart Shaped Face: Heart shaped faces are very rare. It has wide forehead, little bit wider cheekbones and narrow chin. Apply your blush from the starting if the cheekbones to the middle of the cheeks. You don’t need to blend it towards the temple; the idea is to concentrate on your cheeks. And also do not apply blush on the chin, as the narrow or pointed chin might not look good.
Enhance your beauty by enhancing the specialties of your face shape. Figure out your face shape and apply blush according to it to achieve a professional makeup at home. But, always remember, choose blush shades keeping your skin tone in mind and don’t go overboard or else you will end up looking like clown :P.
Editor’s note: Don’t forget to check out Arshita’s Homemade Natural Blush Recipe! :)