If you’ve always thought that there was just one way to apply blush, you’re not alone. However, blush – like eyeliner – can actually be used to achieve different aesthetics, depending on where and how it’s applied.
Want a more sophisticated look for work? Makeup artist Clarence Lee says to apply your blush from the area just beside the ears in a downward manner, towards the front of the face along the cheek bones.
Need to make your blush pop visually? Makeup artist Larry Yeo recommends layering two blush shades – one in a traditional blush colour that you like, along with a pale lilac shade as a soft highlight.
Desire cherubic cheeks? Makeup artist Ginger Lynette Leong says a more rounded blush application, focusing on the front of the face, will not only make cheeks look fuller, but also give you a more youthful appearance.
Inspired to try something different yet? Here are four unconventional ways to wear blush. The best bit: They’re easily replicated for real-life wear.