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Everything You Need to Know About Blush!!! (Including Cheekbone Placement & Tips)


At First Blush

One of the biggest makeup mistakes you can make is contouring with blush. You already know how to contour your face. Blush, meanwhile, is used to give the face a little color and bring your face back to life.

First, I want to dispel some of the old myths about placement:

Myth #1: Blush should never be worn closer to the nose than the width of two fingers. This rule might not work for everyone. Depending on the width of your fingers, your blush could end up on the side of your face instead of coming all the way to the apples of your cheeks!

Myth #2: Blush should never be applied to your cheek below the tip of your nose. If you follow this advice and you have a cute little turned-up nose, your blush could be applied above the apples of your cheeks (on top of your cheekbones). This certainly does not work for everyone.

Myth #3: As you age, you should apply cheek color higher. Although your skin may lose some of its elasticity as you age, I can assure you that your cheekbones remain in the same place!

  1. Smile
  2. Locate the center of the “apple” of your cheek and place your index finger there.
  3. Place your thumb at the top of your ear, where it connects to your head.
  4. Now, take your thumb and bring it toward your index finger. The bone you feel is your cheekbone.
  5. Apply the color directly onto your cheekbone.



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