How Blush Placement Changes Your Face

Just like contouring, blush placement can drastically change your face shape. I have provided a simple guide for any face shape below and included a video to reference at the bottom of the post.

Whether you’re doing the makeup on yourself or a client, you want to utilize every product to enhance the face shape (duh). Blush placement, along with contouring, is very important for this.

For example, people like Jaclyn Hill or Chrissy Tiegen, who have round face shapes, should apply blush on the apples of the cheeks (front & centre part) to flatter their shape.

On the other end, people with oval face shape would benefit from higher blush placement, from the ear down almost blending into the bronzer and highlight.

I find that the following video provides a great example of both:

Kevyn Aucoin Neo-Bronzer Dupe

One of the most popular Kevyn Aucoin products is the Neo-Bronzer, which is a gradient face palette that provides a shimmery highlighter, flowing into blush, then bronzer. This product is great for spring and summer looks when we all want that healthy glow.

A dupe for the Neo-Bronzers is the KISS Ombre Radiance palettes, it’s impeccable how similar they are! I have two of them in my collection, which you can see in the photos.

The original Kevyn Aucoin Neo-Bronzers
KISS Ombre Radiance Palettes

Do you use the Kevyn Aucoin bronzers or the KISS palettes? Let me know in the comments below!

Milani Rose Blushes

I absolutely adore the formula and the look of these blushes by Milani. They’re creamy, long-lasting, buildable, and the color payoff is fantastic.

The first photo shows shade 01 Romantic Rose.
The second photo shows shade 08 Tea Rose.

More of these blushes on Milani’s website!

Best Blush Palettes

As a working makeup artist, I also prefer palettes for blushes, as they usually have 3-8 different tones, guaranteed to suit any look that I create on a client.

These are some of my personal favourites, varying in formula and pigmentation. However, do keep in mind that almost each of these palettes comes in more than one shade variety! That means I’m only showing you one of them here, but there are other shade families to be purchased if you like the formula.

NYX Sweet Cheeks Blush Palette (one shade family only)
Maybelline FaceStudio Master Blush Colour & Highlight Kit
Morphe Blushing Babes Blush Trio (comes in 7 shade families)
Alamar Cosmetics Colorete Blush Trio (comes in 2 shade families)
E.L.F. Blush Palette (comes in 2 shade families)
Rimmel Kate Blush Palette
Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trio (comes in 5 shade families)

Do you use blush palettes or stick to singles? What are some of your favourites? Let me know in the comments below!