To make sure you don’t overdo it in the blush department, we have outlined some tips and tricks on the right way to fake a natural-looking flush. Before you start, make sure you cancel out any existing redness in your skin. If you have areas of redness caused by acne, rosacea, broken blood vessels, etc., before applying blush, conceal them fully with foundation and cover-up. If you don’t do this, the pink, peach, or rose hues of blush will emphasise the redness and possibly give you a ruddy looking complexion.
For the most natural application of blush, smile and dust it on the apples of the cheeks. If you don’t know where the apples of your cheeks are, smile in the mirror, they’re the biggest part of your cheeks that protrude out. Use a fluffy blush brush to sweep the colour back toward the hairline to blend it out.
Make sure not to apply the blush too high on the cheekbone or the look may become dated. If it’s placed too low, it can pull your features downward. Apply blush two fingers' width away from your nose to create a fresh, flushed look.
When in doubt, blending is the answer. If it’s not properly and evenly blended, rouge runs the risk of looking like a clown. After you’ve applied your blush, use your foundation brush or still-damp foundation sponge and run it along the edges of where you applied the blush. This step helps the colour fade naturally into skin. If you use a blush brush to blend it into your skin it may still have excess product on it and lose the effect.