Blush Application Mistakes You Don’t Realize You’re Making

Blush Application Mistakes You Don’t Realize You’re Making

Published by Jil Goorman on Mar 12th 2024

Blush supplies the skin with a radiant glow and effortlessly accentuates stunning facial features with its warmth. If you can’t seem to get the effect you want, you’re probably making a few common blush application mistakes. Whether you’re a beginner or a long-time makeup enthusiast, this guide will help you realize your mistakes and learn to apply blush the right way.

You’re Using the Wrong Brush for Blending

The right blush brush can make all the difference in achieving a natural, flushed look rather than harsh, noticeable streaks on your cheeks. A medium-sized, tapered fluffy brush is the best blush applicator for rosy, fully blended cheeks. It’s designed to pick up product and distribute it evenly.

You Apply Blush With a Heavy Hand

Applying blush with a heavy hand refers to using too much force or product for an overly saturated and unnatural look. This commonly occurs when you add too much product to your brush or apply blush with the wrong brush.

Using a heavy hand creates a stark contrast between the blush and your natural skin tone. Instead of enhancing your facial features, a heavy-handed application overshadows them.

Powder Blush

Lightly tap the brush into the product, then tap off the excess to avoid applying too much. Find the apples of your cheeks, and gently sweep the color upwards towards the temples. Blend as you go to create a natural finish.

Cream or Liquid Blush

Your fingers can be your best tool for a sheer application of cream blush. Dot a small amount of the blush on the apples of your cheeks, then use your middle finger to tap and blend the product into your skin.

Another approach is adding cream or liquid blush to the back of the hand. Then, take your blush brush, blend it on your hand, and apply it to the desired spots on the cheeks. This technique makes it easier to apply and build.

You’re Applying Blush in the Wrong Areas of the Face

Applying blush includes more than just adding color to your cheeks; it helps you sculpt and enhance your facial features. A common mistake is applying blush in areas that don’t flatter your face shape.

Blush applied too close to the nose can make the face appear wide, while placing blush very low on the cheeks can drag down the face.

The ideal placement varies with face shape. Generally, aim for the apples of your cheeks, and blend upwards toward the hairline for a face-lifting glow.

You Aren’t Using Non-Comedogenic Blush Products

Another blush application mistake you don’t realize you’re making is failing to use a non-comedogenic blush. Non-comedogenic products won’t clog pores or cause breakouts. These makeup products look great on the skin and don’t cause blemishes!

Jil Goorman Beauty has a specially designed blush for acne-prone skin. With an incredible formula and gorgeous shades, you can apply a gorgeous blush without risking breakouts.