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Apply blush according to your face shape
July 1, 2018, 12:48 pm

Maybe you are wondering why your face shape matters when it comes to blush. But as it turns out, working with your face shape can ensure a more natural-looking flush. It's just like contouring and filling in your brows because using the shape of your face as a guide can make it easier to apply makeup.  Keep reading for tips to apply blush according to your face shape.

Round: If you have a round face with full cheeks, applying blush couldn't be more simple.  You want to put your blush a little bit lower than the apples of the cheeks, extending it back to the hairline. This technique imparts a lifted effect that looks great on spherical-shaped faces.

Square:  For square-shaped faces, the goal is to add some softness to the naturally strong jawline. By concentrating on the apples of the cheeks, but keeping it close to your nose, and then lightly extending the pigment out to the hairline, your cheeks will appear nicely rounded but sculpted. Sometimes, you can take the color all the way up to the tip of the brows, which helps to slightly soften the lines of the face.

Oval: If your face is shaped like a curved rectangle then you most likely fall under the oval category. If that sounds like you, then apply blush starting in the middle of the cheek — instead of directly on the apples — and extending the color at an upward angle toward your earlobes. People with oval-shaped faces tend to look best when the outer perimeter of the face is played up in order to fake a bit more width across the center of the face.

Heart:  For heart-shaped faces, accentuating naturally high cheekbones by extending them even higher is key. For this, start on the low side of the apples of your cheeks and applying blush in a semicircle shape toward the hairline and up to the temples. You want to make sure the majority of the product is concentrated on your cheeks. Applying your blush in a C shape is a simple and foolproof technique that looks beautiful on heart-shaped faces.

Triangular: Blush should be applied in a sideways V on the cheekbones. Blend up from your cheekbones to your temple and then extend the blush over your brow a bit toward the center of your forehead. This will help to balance the width of your forehead with the rest of your face.

Oblong: Check out your forehead, cheeks, and jawline — are they all about the same width? You have an oblong face shape, which is like a soft rectangle. Hit the apple of the cheek starting at its most prominent part, blending towards the nose, then bringing it out towards the temple.

You want to make sure you bring the blush down, too, because you don't want to highlight the cheekbone area — the face naturally highlights it. Add a touch of blush on the forehead and the sides of the brows to bring the look together.

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