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How to Apply Blush for Your Face Shape

How to Apply Blush for Your Face Shape

How to Apply Blush for Your Face Shape

The shape of your face can play a role in how and where you apply blush. When you know your face shape and understand how to apply makeup accordingly, you can better understand how makeup placement can shift the eye of the beholder. Generally, faces come in six shapes: square, round, oval, heart-shaped, long, and diamond. The most basic way to apply blush is to smile and find the apple of your cheek. Apply there and then blend up toward the temples and brush down to blend. Below we have explained tips for applying blush tailored to the six basic face shapes.

Square Face

For square face your cheekbones are the same width as your chin, so to help define them apply blush a little below the cheekbones. You can also try sweeping some blush around your hairline to soften the edges of your face. Also you can focus on the apples of your cheeks and then blend the blush outward for a soft look. Make sure not to blend the product too far out horizontally to avoid the illusion of a wider-looking face.

Round Face

Your aim if your face shape is round, should be to make your cheekbones pop. Applying blush to the apples of your cheeks can give your face a rounder appearance and soften your cheekbones. Give your face an angular look by applying blush slightly lower down and toward the outside of your cheeks. Avoid blending toward your nose since that can make your face look rounder, too.

Oval Face

When you are working with an oval face, apply blush to the tops of your cheekbones, above the hollow, to elevate the cheekbones. Just make sure to avoid applying blush under your cheekbones rather just contour. Moreover, when you apply blush under your cheekbones, you can end up looking like you have sunburn instead of a rosy glow.

Heart Shaped Face

Heart-shaped faces typically have wider cheekbones and a delicate, narrow chin, like the point of a heart. Blush here is meant to soften the features and to do so apply blush in a “C” shape starting slightly below the apple of your cheeks and reaching up to the temples. You can also add a bit of blush to the centre of your forehead to create balance between your forehead and chin.

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Long Face

Long face is similar to oval and square-shaped faces.  The only difference is, the face is longer and less wide. A long face means you have more room for blush. Start under the pupils and blend to the middle of your cheeks. Apply it in a slight semicircle or a straight line to make your face appear shorter.

Diamond Face

Diamond face is characterized by a narrow chin and pointed high cheekbones. Simply apply blush to the tops of your cheekbones and blend outward toward your ears to help draw attention upward and soften your features. 

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