Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Apply Blush According to Your Face Shape

The Savvy Girl's Guide
How to Apply Blush For Your Face Shape



It was not so long ago that I used to dip a powder brush into my blush and swirled the cerise shaded hue across my cheeks like I was casually dusting the mantlepiece...pretty much all over the place. I'd like to say my blush sweeping skills have evolved since then, as I have learnt how to apply the right coloured rouge to suit my square face shape. These are some simple tips on how to apply blush in a way that will perfectly compliment your face shape.

Image via Listotic.com


How To Apply Blush If You Have:

A Long Face - Allude to a wider face shape by dusting blush onto the apples of your cheek, then blend sidewards in (almost) a straight line towards the ears.
A Heart Shaped Face - Balance out a narrower chin by blending blush just below the apples of your cheek. Sweep in an upwards direction towards the hairline.
A Square Face - Soften sharp angles by circulating your blush onto the apples of your cheeks.
A Round Face - Create the illusion of a slimmer face by contouring a darker hued blush applied at a 45 degree angle in a V shape.
An Oval Face - Start at the apples of your cheeks and sweep blush upwards towards your temples. In the beauty world, an Oval shaped face is regarded as most perfect and versatile.

Take this quiz to find out what's your face shape. 


Blushing Celebrities
Top: Olivia Wilde highlights her exquisite cheekbones and square frame beautifully. Sarah Jessica Parker displays how to achieve width on a longer face shape. Mila Kunis uses artful contouring to give a more angular appearance to her round face.
Bottom: Reese Witherspoon's heart shaped face is given a defining rosy tint. Alexa Chung uses a coral colour to shade in her symmetrical oval shaped face. Scarlett Johansson sculpts her diamond/triangular shaped face with a peachy bronze hue.


Blush Up With These Great Compacts
Top Row: IMAN Luxury Blushing Duo in Posh $10. Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush $30. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Nectar $42.
Middle Row: Urban Decay Naked Flushed Bronzer, Highlighter & Blush Trio $30. Benefit Posie Tint Cheek Stain $30. Clinique Cheek Pop in Plum Pop $21.
Bottom Row: Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush in Pinched $13. L'Oreal Soufflé Cream Blush in Plume (Mauve) $13. Elf HD Cream Blush in Superstar $3. Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Candy Coral $7. Tarte Cheek Stain in Fearless $30.

 First & last image found via Jill Stuart.

What face shape are you and have you tried these blush tricks?


129 comments:

Pooja Mittal said...

Such a useful and intresting post... Now I know where to put blush
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Beautetude said...

I bookmarked this post so informative.
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Charu Sharma said...

Very interesting and useful post!! Thanks for sharing love <3

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Jackie Harrison said...

Great post very informative and helpful many people don't know that like how detail it is also the selection of blush.
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Cat Eyes & Skinny Jeans said...

LOVE this post! I have an oval face shape and always apply blush accordingly - it's amazing how much difference correct placement can make when wearing blush!

xx

Tanya said...

Hello Sam, Thanks for these kind of post, very unique and rare post about this type of beauty thing that we needed to know about, such a useful and big help information doll. thanks also for your such a kind word on my blog. Wish you a lovely week so far.

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Fashion-Bridge said...

Great tips dear! A blush is an absolute must in my make-up routine. I never leave my home without a little bit of blush. And it's great that you've gave a tip to every girl with any shape of her face;)

Xx

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BeSugarandSpice said...

Great post!Kisses!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

Applying blush properly does really make a difference in it's impact. Thanks for these helpful tips Sam!

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Eline said...

These tips are great! I actually wasn't aware of this and just putted on some blush without thinking where to apply it.

Nicky mywishstyle said...

I only use blush , so this post is made for me!!

ciao

Anouka said...

I love this advice, it's very useful, especially for someone who wears blush every day.

Jacy said...

Blush makes such a big difference in my makeup! I have somewhere between and oval and heart-shaped face, but I apply my blush like your 'oval' recommendations.
I've been wanting to try the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush as well as the famous NARS blush!

~Jacy

Gloria la borsa di mary poppins said...

beautiful!!!:)

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Lilli said...

Hi Sam, Ive learnt how too apply blush with experience and with the years, at the first (but lol was sooo young), it was a mess for me. I have round face so always contour, with also the bronzer. I bet those tips will be happy many women in troubles!:) The blushes you listed are all good, you know, together with lipstick, is my ever fav beauty product!
Kisses dear xo

Paola Lauretano said...

Really interesting and original post Sam!!!!
Tnx for sharing your tips!!!!!
I think that blush, well done, can make a difference in a make-up!!!!
Kisssssssssssss

Kati said...

Thanks so much for your comment, it means a lot!
Thanks for this, this is so helpful!

Have a great day,
-Kati

Lisa said...

lolol what if i can't tell which blush shape i am?? i feel like i'm a combination of a couple of different face shapes is that even possible lol??! :p i love that first picture that bright blush pink is soooo gorgeous!

Toks said...

This is a great post, very interesting.
xoxoxo

Paolo TheLookLover said...

Great post!!
Kiss and have a nice evening!
Paolo

Coco Colo said...

I'll definitely try it!
Great post!

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Prettytendency said...

Muy útil el post.

Julie Chagas said...

Thanks for sharing this! Great tips.

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beauty visions said...

Very helpful post, Sam! Apparently I've been applying my blush right, yay:) I'm loving Nars and Benefit blushes at the moment! xx

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Gigi Katz said...

I have the heart shaped face! what a great guide hun had never thought of it this way also excellent recommendations there are several there I want to try! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

Darcy said...

I never would have thought I needed to apply it differently because of my face shape! Definitely going to try this out when I get home tonight!
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Dania Carbonini said...

It's not easy to choice the perfect blush..very great selection!
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LOLA FINN said...

oh wow, how cool! I love this post! Thanks for sharing :) I see I always use it wrong!! :P

Bárbara Marques said...

I really need to learn how to apply blush correctly (I was just thinking about this today). The problem is: I don't know what shape is my face xD Maybe heart.
Great post :)

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S said...

This post is so informative and useful for me!!!
I've always wondered on how ?d should put blush in the best way for my face, thanx for share! :D
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Margaret Dallospedale said...

Woww It's very interesting and useful!!!!
Thank you for sharing sweet Sam.
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Magda Carvalho said...

This post is very useful and informative.

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Katie said...

Great tips, I feel like blush application seems like simple thing but can go very very wrong.
I usually apply mine fairly high up- almost on my cheekbones as I feel like it 'lifts' my face. I might try out some different methods from this post though! xx

Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

This is very interesting, Sam but the difficult question now is what is the shape of my fave? Diamond? heart? I don´t know:( I hope you had a nice today. Kisses:)

Oh to Be a Muse said...

Like Mila, I think I have a round face so thanks for the blush advice. I like those products too.

Alexandra Zakharova said...

Those tips are exactly what I need, thank you, Sam! Such a useful post! Make up is never completely finished without a little bit of blush)
Wish you a great day ahead!

Kathryn said...

Such great tips, it's always nice to have a good refresher about blush, especially in regards to face shape!

Denisa said...

xaxa. Nice post.

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Denise Sabs said...

It's great to know about it, and I learned recently as well how to do it... when I read a magazine. Before I was applying it in the wrong way. I have the Bobbi Brown one, the Benefit tint and Too Faced and some more :) Well, sometimes I think my face is heart-shaped, sometimes long, sometimes oval... I still don't know and also, it depends on how much I weigh... unfortunately it's that way! denisesplanet com

Fede said...

i will try to follow your tips
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Michelle LL said...

Great tips Sam, a little bit of blush look pretty on the face and can enhance your features. Have a great evening my friend xoxo :)

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Mingaile Tarpy said...

Applying a blush seems like an easy task, but I often get it wrong and most of the time I just have to put up with it as there is always a time pressure… My face is heart-shaped and I apply the blush under my cheekbones most of the time, occasionally on the cheekbones, but not sure which one works the best for me - it seems totally random… :) I don't experiment with make-up very often.
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Amely Rose said...

oh my god, what a lovely entry!
very helpful

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Share a Secret said...

Thanks for the tip! I still dont know if I am oval or heart ;)

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Manhattan Image and Style said...

Oh, this is so helpful! Thank you so much for sharing sweetie!

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Kim Alston said...

This is so important to do! I love blush. I have many of the ones you listed.
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Everygoodthingblog by Melissa said...

Thanks for the tips! This is so helpful! I think I have a heart shaped face. I'm definitely going to try these helpful hints next time I do my makeup!

Oriana Campanella said...

I've found your advices very useful! I should be an oval face...
Kisses
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Christine ♥ CHRiiSSYDOLLXO said...

Wow, these are amazing tips and tricks Sam! It's amazing how gorgeous you can look if you apply your blush properly :) NARS Cosmetics has the best blushes, they're top notch and very famous! Thanks for this brilliant post! <3

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Sophie Sierra said...

A fantastic and very useful post Sam, really enjoyed reading this <3

Must say I'm always applying my blusher in a rush; really must slow down and use these tips from now on! :D

Sophie xox soinspo

Patricia González Fernández said...

great advices =) looooooove it =)

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June said...

Great post! I love blush. I use benefit's posie tint and benetint!
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moniqueestyle said...

Great post ;*

Corinne said...

I've never heard of applying it a different way depending on your face shape, I'll give this a go the next time I do my blush!

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ftashion said...

Hi Sam, these are genius tips for applying blusher! I like to use these different styles to achieve different looks too! Like for a sweet look, I will concentrate the blusher on the apples while for a edgier look, I will apply blusher at a 45 degrees angle. Hey babe and THANK YOU for the ever so sweet comment on my outfit!

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jamie @ [kreyv] said...

This is good to know…I've just been doing who knows what with my blush!

Lucie Srbová said...

this is such a great article!! love it.

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Diana Ashuayem said...

This is information, thanks for sharing.
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Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Haha Sam your mantelpiece comment made me laugh, that sounds like exactly how I do it!! Thanks for these tips, really helpful. I think I'm somewhere between round and oval, will have a go at the different techniques and see which is better. Fab blusher round up too - the Bobbi Brown and Naked palettes are just GORGEOUS! Have a fab weekend my dear xx

Birdie Liau said...

Wow this blogpost is so helpful (: I also have no idea how to apply my blush! x

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Sonia De Macedo said...

That's really interesting. I've been going along my cheekbones all this time. I don't know if I can change this though. I'll try to paint the apples of my cheeks rather than along the bone hehehe! Thanks for this Sam!

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libys11 said...

i think i have a heart shape.. so thanks for the tips here!! :D

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trishie said...

Such great tips, Sam!!! I'll have to try it. I have the Bobbi Brown shimmer brick and just love it to bits!!!

Kacie Cone said...

This is a great guide! Perfect timing too, I just bought some new blush!

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Melo Limparfaite said...

Oh thanks for this! I have a square face I never know what's best ^^
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Thanks for this informative post!

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Harija said...

Great post!!

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(Anna) la mode said...

Oooh, I didn't really realize there are blush techniques depending on your face shape. I always have a hard time telling if I have a heart shape or round face. I will have to try out both techniques and see which one looks best. I love the blushes you found. The Two Faced one is so cute!

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Mary Jo said...

I love that you broke down the best place to wear blush--it's always a bit of a mystery so I am going to pay attention to these guidelines :)
xo Mary Jo

Beatrice Balaj said...

These are such great tips! Thanks so much for this great post. I use Bobbi Brown and I'm in love with "peony" blush.

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BELULOVE said...

thanks for the trick

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Valeria said...

I didn't know this awesome tips! Thanks for sharing this useful post.
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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Such a wonderful and beautiful post, Sam! x

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Mira said...

Haha casually dusting the mantlepiece!! I would have loved to see that. What face shape am I? I try to find that out for years and I still don't now :D

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Angel Pinkoolaid said...

thanks :) i think my face is more of a diamond or oval

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Vanessa said...

J'aime beaucoup le blush ça donne vraiment bonne mine,avec le mascara ce sont mes fétiches !!
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Amazing!!! Great tips.
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Roxy's Rocks said...

such a great post!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Thanks for the tips Sam!
It's really useful to know how exactly to apply this blush because I'm definitely guilty of over applying sometimes!

xoxo,
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ELISA said...

super useful post!
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Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Great post and I have to bookmark this post!
I don't usually use blush and think I should start experimenting.

Josie said...

I love blush, stops me looking so washed out! I've no idea what my face shape is though haha xxx

Chiara T. said...

I rally like candy brush! I bbought a pink one from Dior last winter and I'm wishing that it'll never finish!
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wonderful post and great tipps dear!
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Federica Di Nardo said...

A very useful tip :P

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Always Maylee said...

This is so great and useful! I never really thought about applying blush according to my face shape.

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Difficult, I never can understand what type is mine))
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Ambi Page said...

that is such a great post dear !!! Nice tip doll :) xx
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Carolyne O' said...

Awwww love your tips and you give the perfect advices honey!
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Krysten Gautreaux said...

Oooh this is awesome, thanks Sam!

Madame Pattinka said...

amazing blog :) follow? :)

Mirror of Fashion said...

So interesting! Thanks for sharing!

Hélène Heath said...

Bahaha i totally laughed out loud about the casually dusting the mantlepiece!! This is such a helpful post, i feel like so many girls do blush wrong. I actually use mostly cream blush, i find it to be more youthful, and i'm really curious about your suggestions, that elf one looks cool.

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Antonella C'est moi said...

great post, kiss kiss

Sarah-M. said...

Really interesting post!
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Gloria la borsa di mary poppins said...

I love it my dear!!! wow!!!

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Carmen said...

I'm round and totally apply my blush like that :D (Maybe a bit higher since I also use contouring powder ;))
xx

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Indie by heart said...

Such an adorable post! * blushes * Aww really nice tips and all the blusher suggestions too. Gorgeous :)

Thank you for the comment Sam xx

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you know i loved this post!

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Antee Gurung said...

hi Sam
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Corinne said...

i LOVE dream bouncy blush. this is a fantastic entry! super well done (& i love how you picked celebs for each face shape)
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Nee said...

Hi Sam!! thanks so much for your comment:) i love to give a positive feedback if something is really good & i feel like the person has put so much effort into it:))

ohh thanks so much for this post! it was really helpful. i never really knew where to put my blush... i just basically made the "fish" face and put the blush on. it wasn't too bad but now i know how to do it right:) i'm would say may face shape is something between square & round... hmmm.


lots of love xx

awhite said...

Great tips, babe- and girl has to be able to apply blush properly, no doubt. And I love your blush choices!

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Lucy Mason said...

Really lovely post! Very helpful! xx

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Great tips!
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Maddie said...

I guess my face is square, though it seems like I have been applying my blush as it was round! Whoops! :)
Thank you for this post, I will try to apply my blush accordingly to this post & lets see if I will like it better than I already apply it! I always love trying out new things and tricks when it comes to makeup!

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Hypnotizing Fashion said...

Great post ! :) I will try it :)

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Elsha said...

I have a round face for sure, and I ALWAYS need blush to help contour my face. These tips and shaping methods are awesome!

Anthea F said...

great make up!!!

Dressed with soul said...

Although I´m not really sure what shape my face have I love it to wear my blush like you show for the heart face :) I love it to wear blush and feel nearly naked without blush ...

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Mindy Fan said...

I think I have a long face shape? This is a very nice guide!! I like stuff like this a lot hehe.
I don't wear blush that often, but if I do , I will be using your guide!
The two faced blush set is so adorable. I love the heart shape case it has!!

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Svetlana said...

Thanks for the tip :)
I am really lucky that I have an oval face with high cheeckbones :)

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Lu Ross said...

Hi Sam,

I love this post! I think that the shape of my face is oval, what do you think? The tips about how to apply blush (according to the shape of the face we have) is really great and helpful! I've always applied blush as in the oval face drawing and it was a coincidence! I'm glad to know that Ive been applying blush correctly (at least I hope so). :) I laughed a lot when I read that you were applying blush on your cheeks like you were dusting the mantlepiece, all over the place.
Thank you very much for these awesome tips. Your blog is like a wonderful magazine, we don't want to stop reading.
Take care,
Lu

Demi Mist said...

Very useful post!
I also took the quiz, but I'm not sure I gave the right answers.
It says I have Reese Witherspoon's shape. My husband hates her! Ha, ha!
Happy Friday Sam!

Busola Coutts said...

How cute is this? I need to study this post very well 'cause i still struggle with by blush techniques. Very helpful post dear :).

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Caro * said...

Your post is very interesting Sam and I love your selection of products. Clinique shade is perfect for my skin :)

Shreya Kulkarni said...

Amazing tips dear ! This post is very helpful and a must read one ! thanks for sharing ...I'm glad I found out your blog !
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Liinu Kallinen said...

Lovely post and great recommendations!
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Peet said...

I do exactly what you did - just slab it on.:D But I should start paying attention to these things, I don't want to look like a clown. Except on Halloween maybe.:)

Kashaya said...

Great tip.=)

Isabelle Chu said...

I usually don't bother with blush but maybe I will have to see if this works!

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IamSuperMelski said...

Oooh I will definitely give this a try tomorrow!