How To Apply Blusher: The Beauty Hacks You Need Right Now

Upgrade your blush skills with our blusher video tutorial

blush up your skills
blush up your skills

Upgrade your blush skills with our blusher video tutorial

Blush. Rouge. Blusher. Whatever you call that little pot or compact - it has some of the most transformative powers known to the beauty world.

Partake in this simple experiment if you don’t believe us.

Wake up, look at your face, and then apply some blush. It’s that instant hit that makes you look alive, awake and totally with it. Useful after a booze-fuelled night out, it also creates contrast in the face between the colour of your skin and the rouge, which is scientifically proven to make you look more youthful.

So, with this in mind, blush is the staple that every make-up bag needs and if you're look for the best blusher, then you need our guide or to head to Powder who will find the perfect blusher for your skin type. But there are a few questions that need answering. First of all...

What brush do I use? Use an angle blusher brush, which ensures precision application. Anything too large will make your cheeks look too flushed and like you’ve just done a half marathon.

What type of blush should I use? You can use any kind – that’s all down to preference. But one great way to keep your blush on all day, and make it really pop is to layer different textures up. Use a cream or liquid blush and then pop a powder one on over the top to set. Done.

Where should I put it? On the fleshiest part of the cheeks. Your highlighter goes above, your bronzer or contour below.

Should I pull upwards, downwards our outwards when using a blusher brush? Upwards always. It creates lift in the face and draws the eyes upwards, not downwards.

Products used: M.A.C Powder Blush in A Little Lusty £18.50

Clinique Cheek Pop in 03 Berry Pop £17

Stila Aqua Glow Watercolor Blush in Water Blossom £20

& Other Stories Cheek & Lip Tint in Haystack Peony £12

Givenchy Blush Memoire de Forme in 2 Rose Delicat £26

Dior DiorBlush Cheek Stick in 845 Cosmopolite Pink £24

bareMinerals Blooming Blush Brush £20

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