How To Apply Blush According To Your Face Shape

Not sure of the proper way to apply your blush.  Actually, it depends on the shape of your face.

Use different shades for different purposes – it’s called contouring.

  1. A bright one for color
  2. A slightly darker, neutral, flesh-colored hue for shaping
  3. An iridescent powder for highlighting.


Here are some subtle methods that will look natural:

Have an Oval Face?  Think Charlize Theron!
You have no need to contour.  For a natural, daytime look, brush blush onto the apples for a pretty, flushed look.  At night, add more blush to the tip of the nose and across the bridge of the nose for an extra glow.

Have a Heart Shaped Face?  Think Reese Witherspoon!
To soften and broaden your pointed chin, apply the blush to the lower part of the apple.  Instead of contouring, blend a highlighter around the chin and along the jawbone to balance out your face.

Have a Round Face?  Think Christina Ricci!
To thin the face, apply the brighter blush to the apples of your cheeks, making sure not to go closer to the nose than under your irises.  Dust the slightly darker shade below the cheekbone down to the jawline and blend well.

Have a Long Face?  Think Sarah Jessica Parker!
To widen a long, narrow face, brush the brighter blush onto the apples of the cheeks and extend the color straight out toward the ears (not up toward the temples) to create the illusion of width.  Dust the darker shade in a wide band across the middle of the forehead (about ¼ of the way down from your hairline) and along your chin to further create the appearance of width (skip the highlighter).

Have a Square Face?  Think Julianne Moore!
To soften the angles of a square face, concentrate the brighter color on the apples of your cheeks, then brush it up and out toward the temples to give your face a lift.  To round the corners of your jaws, dust the darker shade from your chin to the middle of your ears along the underside of the cheekbones.

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