Adding a little bit of blush to your look accentuates those cheekbones and adds a pop of colour to your face. Makeup mavens know just how important a blush is in tying the whole look together. However, if you are a beginner and still figuring out how to use blush and highlighter to enhance your features, you may have many questions.

From picking the right colour to the perfect application technique, using blush is not all that simple. But with these five essential tips, it’ll be a breeze.


Tip #01: Pick the right shade


When it comes to makeup, one size doesn't fit all. To really accentuate your features, it is necessary to pick the right shade of blush. If you have light to medium skin tone, shades like soft pink and peachy pinks will look best on you. Those with wheatish to darker skin tones should opt for shades like bright pink or something warm like apricot for a natural look.


Tip #02: Choose the right formula


It’s essential to take your skin type into consideration while buying a blush. Doing so will help the formula blend beautifully on the skin and give you that natural finish. Those with oily skin can opt for cheek stains or powder blushes as they tend to last longer and won’t fade away due to excessive oiliness. Girls with combination and normal skin types can opt for cream formulas as they are easy to work with and give the skin a fresh and dewy look.


Tip #03: Use a fluffy brush


Pick your application tools wisely while applying blush for that natural look. A round, fluffy brush is perfect for applying and blending powder blush. Pick only a small amount initially and don’t forget to tap off the excess before applying on the cheeks. Those using a cream formula or cheek stain can use their (clean) fingers for blush application.


Tip #04: Apply according to your face shape


Take your face shape and bone structure into account before applying the blush. For example, if you have a round face shape, simply look in the mirror and smile, then dab the blush onto the apples of your cheeks. On the other hand, if you have a heart-shaped face, apply the blush in a ‘C’ shape, starting at the temple and going down to the cheekbone.


Tip #5: Set it with a tissue


Lastly, keep a tissue handy and use it to set your blush. While the translucent powder is great to set your makeup in place, it can sometimes make your face look dull, especially if you have dry skin. Instead, hold a tissue to your cheek and gently press to blot and get rid of any extra product.