How to Contour with a Blush

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We swipe on our lipstick or mascara without even thinking about it, and for as long as we can remember there’s always been one golden rule to follow for the perfect flush: applying blush to the apples of our cheeks and blending out. Draping (contouring with blush) is the new way to get the best out of your contouring palette.

How it’s Done

No big secret – it’s all about the product placement. Try applying a cream, liquid, or powder blush along the top of the cheekbones (where you usually spot your highlighter). Blend the product up towards your temple using an angled blush brush to buff out the color.

Top tip: start with a light application and build until you reach the desired intensity.

The Effect?

Applying blush along the top of your cheekbones draws the color upwards and elongates the face to make it appear slimmer – in the same way, that a bronzer contour would. Blush can look slightly more natural than a bronzed contour, especially on those with lighter skin tones. It can even create the illusion of a lower hairline for some face shapes!