How to Apply Blush on Cheeks for Beginners!


While blush can create an extremely classic look on one’s face when properly done, the opposite can not only leave one looking like a wag, but make one feel extremely awful.

Proper [amazon link=”B01N9XQTAQ” title=”blush application” /] can indeed boost a person’s poise. Let’s discuss how to apply blush on cheeks for beginners? Before thinking of how to apply blush, it is imperative to carefully check the following fundamental factors which will ultimately affect the final look, regardless of how good the blush is applied.

Understand the skin tone and skin type.

The skin tone will determine the shade of the blush to apply. A fair skin will require a different shade of blush from a dark skin.

Some of the shades that can be used on a fair skin are soft pink, plum and peach. These shades will give an elegant natural look.

A dark skin will look gorgeous in warm brown, brick and bright tangerine. If the aim is to highlight the dark skin, brighter tones like warm brown and brick will be the most appropriate. If one wants a neutral look, bright tangerine should be used.

For a medium tone skin, the best shade for a blush will be rich pink, deep peach, lilac or apricot. This will perfectly give a refined brightened finish. For the skin type, there is basically the dry, normal and oily skin.

If one has a normal or oily skin, a powder blush will work best for such. This is because it has a matte (nonglossy) finish and doesn’t need touch-up in the course of the day. It gives the skin a smooth look. A dry skin calls for a cream blush. This will hydrate the dry skin and make it supple, thereby preventing it from dying further and flaking. 

Blushes in gel form are also available and can be used by people with all skin types.

The shape of the face

Different people have different face shapes which mean different blush application.  A blush is there to add dimension to the face and complement its shape. The face shape will dictate how to apply blush and the specific areas to pay attention to.  A round face will require that one applies blush along the cheekbones towards the apples of the cheek, it makes the face look thinner.

If the face is oval shaped, blush should be applied on the apples to achieve that radiant look.

If one has a heart – shaped face, blush is needed under the apples, to moderate the chin. Square shape face requires upwards application and towards the temples. This moderates/tones down the angles.

How to Apply Blush on Cheeks for Beginners

Basically, one should first apply primer, foundation, concealer, bronze then blush

  • Lightly whirl your brush through the powdered blush.

Spin the brush in the blush and flick it to remove excess blush. Apply the blush to your cheeks. Repeat this process to achieve the desired look.

It is at this point that one really needs to know the shape of his/her face to achieve best results. If one identifies his/her face with the wrong shape, the results will be dismal, therefore care should be taken.

If the face is heart-shaped, blush should be applied in an arched line from the top of the temporal bone down to the cheekbone. More emphasis should be given towards the cheekbone than  towards the temple.

For an oval face the emphasis should be on cheekbone towards the ears and also a little above the temple.

One should avoid the apples if round-faced. Applying blush on the apples will only exaggerate the roundness of the face and end up giving a comical look. Instead, cheeks should be reduced by giving emphasis to the area under the cheekbone. This meticulously tones down the round shape of the face.

A circular motion application of the blush to a square face will reduce the angular appearance of the face to a greater extent.  Emphasis should be on the apples.

  • Blend liquid blush

With a separate brush, properly blend the blush to have a flawless look.

If you are using a cream or gel, pat a little on the ring finger. Dot the color first, and then use your finger or a sponge applicator to blend it.

Finally with a brush, the blush should be blended to give it a great natural look.  A cream foundation goes well with a cream blush

Once blending is done satisfactorily, one can run the brush downwards so that the facial hairs comb agreeably on the face.

  • Get rid of excess blush

Using a soft piece of tissue and an applicator sponge, get rid of excess blush from your face. Hold a tissue against your face and softly whack your sponge through it to your face. If you use cream blush, you can lightly pat your cheeks with just the tissue, the applicator sponge is not required here.

Blush application will also highly be determined by the ultimate look one wants to achieve. There are a number of applications achieving different results as follows:

  1. Classic application

Apply the blush on top of the cheek bone. From the hairline, blend inwards to the apple of the cheek. This gives a natural defined look

  1. Healthy glow

Apply the blush to the apple of the cheek in spherical motions. The face is broadened. The upper part is reduced to emphasize the lower part, no wonder it is best for long faces.

  1. Highlighter

Apply to the upper cheekbone, avoiding the area under the eyes, and then spread towards the temple. This accentuates the cheekbones

  1. Sculpting

Start applying from the hairline or the middle part of the ear towards the mouth. This reduces the size of the cheeks, which lengthens the face. It is most suitable for round and square faces.

Blush application is one indispensible step towards a glamorous look. It fantastically helps in simulating a natural look and gives a really healthy appearance.

Caution should be taken in applying the blush if best results are in your agenda. This is in terms of both the blush and your face.

The right blush, coupled with the right procedure on the right face will definitely give splendid results.