APPLY BLUSH FOR YOUR FACE SHAPE
Blush is an exceptional invention. It brightens up your face, enhances your skin tone, and balances a bold lip perfectly.
But did you know the way you apply your rouge can actually alter the shape of your face? It can. However, with a little know-how — and the right application techniques — you can use this to your advantage and enhance the shape of your face instantly.
HOW TO BEST APPLY BLUSH FOR YOUR FACE SHAPE
If you have a round face…
A round face often craves a little structure and definition, so fake a pair of sharp cheekbones by sucking in your cheeks and applying your blush beneath your bones. Do avoid applying it in circles on the apples of your cheeks though as this will only make your face appear rounder.
If you have a oval face…
Concentrating your rouge on the top of your cheekbones is wise if you’ve got an oval face, but make sure you blend the hue up towards your temples to help lift your cheekbones and create definition.
If you have a square face…
Blush has the ability to soften the sharp, angular features of a square face. To make the most of this, apply the product with a blush brush in a circular shape on the apples of your cheeks only.
If you have a long face…
A fringe isn’t the only thing that can break up a long face — strategic blush application can too. To make your face appear wider, apply your blush in a horizontal stripe across the apples of your cheeks and towards your ears. Just be sure to blend well — you don’t want to look like a tiger.
If you have a heart-shaped face…
To draw attention away from your strong jawline, always apply your blush along the bottom of your cheekbones instead of the apples. This will give you an effect that’s similar to contouring, and allow your cheekbones to take centre stage.
Who did it better? Amanda Peet and Jessica Gomes show us a good example of how to and how not to wear your blush, depending on your face shape.
Want to know? Okay okay. As Jess and Amanda both have heart-shaped faces, Jessica on the right has got her blush looking spot on! Amanda (on the right) should be applying the blush underneath her cheekbones, instead of right on the apples of her cheeks.
Did you know your blush application technique can alter the shape of your face? Will you be applying your rouge in a way that’s tailored to your face shape from now on?