We saw it on the runways and then on the red carpets. Yep, we are talking about the latest beauty trend that’s making waves in the glamour world. And lest you assume it to be another highlighter or eyeliner trend, we’d gladly tell you that it’s something we are sure you’ve never tried before. It’s blushadow! Now, what’s that, you ask?
It’s about extending your eyeshadow and blusher towards your temples and creating a ruddy hue on the upper sides of your face, aka draping. One might say that it’s a modern way of wearing your blush.
It seems to be a new-found celebrity makeup obsession. We have been spotting A-listers stepping out in the OTT blusher look and proving that this mega-makeup look is quite wearable. Take a look.
Divas from tinsel town, Vanessa Hudgens and Kristen Stewart were the first few ones to try out the trend themselves and show us there’s more when it comes to flushed cheeks. While Hudgens wore an orange on her face, Kristen chose to stick with the classic pink blush
At the Met Gala this year, RiRi and Emilia Clarke wore this OTT blush in bright pink and we fell in love with the trend then and there. Keeping up with the camp theme, they paired their dazzling outfits with blushadow that was quite noticeable even from a mile away. For an everyday look, we’d suggest you go a bit low-key.
Recently, Aditi Rao Hydari rocked blushadow and her subtle take on the trend is totally steal-worthy. Instead of the vibrant blush, she chose a soft pink to colour her cheeks and lids and that’s exactly how you can wear it too, unless you are going to the Met ball.
So, if you can’t wait to try the trend too, here are three easy steps to get it right.
Step 1: Pick an eyeshadow colour similar to your blush. You can pick from orange, peach, pink and even coral.
Step 2: Apply your eyeshadow on the upper lid and extend towards temples. Focus on the outer edge of your eye since you need more definition on that area.
Step 3: Pack the blusher on the apple of your cheeks, cheekbones and temples and blend with a contour brush till it merges with your eyeshadow. Press a tissue to get excess colour off and you’re done.
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