How to Apply Blush

To tell you honestly, I was super confused about how to apply a blusher. Is it applied on the apples of my cheeks, on the cheeks bones or right below the cheeks/cheekbones? There are lots of tips and advice out there which makes me more confused. So which one is which?

How to Apply Blush
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To test this, I've tried all the methods mentioned above on myself. Check out which method suits best.

On the apples of the cheeks:

I remember attending a 1-hour makeup session in a makeup store here in Singapore, the saleslady told me to apply the blusher on the apples of my cheeks while doing a smile for a more youthful look.

However the more I've done this method, I've noticed that when I apply the blush on while I smile it will bring my cheeks up and my blush to low. Now, this method is not advisable as you age because the skin tends to lose its elasticity and the soft tissues of your face start to sag.

And if not done properly this will make you look like a toy doll or worst a clown.

Right below the cheekbones:

This is the second method that I did and I've noticed that it pulls my face visually down. The downside is that this look will make you look older than you actually are.

Along with the cheekbones:

For me, this method suits best. I have a round face by the way. This method of applying a blusher gave my face more definition. Don't forget to blend towards the hairline to elongate the face as well.


(Note: Here I'm using a powder blush.)

1. Swirl your blush brush and tap the excess powder before putting it on your cheeks.

2. Apply the blush on your cheeks and swipe it towards the hairline.

3. Blend the application. There are times I blend using a sponge or a tissue paper especially when I put too much blusher. This will help soften the look and make it look more natural.