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16 Blush Hacks That Will Change Your Cheeks (And Make Them Glow!)

13 Blush Hacks That Will Change Your Cheeks (And Make 'Em Glow)

When it comes to makeup, blush is a highly underrated tool. We all know that lipstick looks all sorts of glamorous and eyeliner is a ton of fun, but blush is the unsung beauty element that can both complete your look or be a look in and of itself.

Still, just as with the lip liner we did a GIF tutorial on earlier, blush can be a difficult tool to master initially. To help prevent anybody from looking like Lindsay Lohan circa 2011, we’ve compiled some of the absolute best blush infographics that will help you learn to do blush just like a pro. Whether you’re trying to get a simple look that’s so light it is practically ethereal or a bold, focused flush that will be the center of attention on your face, we’ve got you covered with these brilliant tips, tricks and hacks from Pinterest.

1. How To Find The Right Blush For Your Skintone

If you have ever been stressed out by trying to determine which blush shades you need to wear–well, here you have it! There are multiple options for each, too, in case you try one and don’t dig it.

13 Blush Hacks That Will Change Your Cheeks (And Make 'Em Glow!)

2. How To DIY Travel-Sized Blush

I tend to pack all of my makeup with me constantly, so lightening the load with a bit of DIY hacking is the perfect way to still have my blush on hand.

13 Blush Hacks That Will Change Your Cheeks (And Make 'Em Glow!)

3. How To Perfectly Match Your Lips To Your Cheeks

Forget about clashing lip colors and cheek shades; this is an easy, cheap way to maximize your products while matching your features.

13 Blush Hacks That Will Change Your Cheeks (And Make 'Em Glow!)

4. How To Apply Liquid Blush

Liquid blush goes on super smooth and natural, but it can be tricky to apply. This is an easy tutorial on how to do so without looking like you just painted your cheek like the side of a house.

13 Blush Hacks That Will Change Your Cheeks (And Make 'Em Glow!)

5. How To Apply Blush For Your Face Shape

This has and always will confuse the bejeezus out of most of us, but it’s actually easier than you think! It’s even easier than I think, according to this handy dandy infographic.

13 Blush Hacks That Will Change Your Cheeks (And Make 'Em Glow!)

6. How To Turn Your Blush Into A (Moisturizing!) Lip Color

Multiple Gloss writers swear by Aquaphor, so I’m pretty sure that means it is fantastic. If you want to utilize a similar technique as in #3 but ensure your lips don’t get dried out, this could be the perfect way to do that.

13 Blush Hacks That Will Change Your Cheeks (And Make 'Em Glow!)

7. The “Neapolitan” Cheek

Okay, now I just want ice cream. Ice cream that is flavored like BenefitNars, and Smashbox.

13 Blush Hacks That Will Change Your Cheeks (And Make 'Em Glow!)

8. The 10 Commandments Of Blush

Thou shalt not apply while frowning!

13 Blush Hacks That Will Change Your Cheeks (And Make 'Em Glow!)

9. How To Properly Align Your Blush

This is an easy way to tell where to apply your blush. There’s even a fancy GIF in that link, so be sure to check out the full tutorial!

13 Blush Hacks That Will Change Your Cheeks (And Make 'Em Glow!)

10. How To Tell Which Blush Brush You Need

Thought there was just one? Think again! Fortunately, this helpful tip sheet will inform you of just about every type you might need.

13 Blush Hacks That Will Change Your Cheeks (And Make 'Em Glow)

11. How To Create Cheekbone Support Using Blush & Bronzer

Honestly, The Beauty Department is just so incredibly helpful. Head over to their site to read all about how to perfectly contour your cheekbones!

13 Blush Hacks That Will Change Your Cheeks (And Make 'Em Glow)

12. How To Contour Your Cheeks

It’s like the Neapolitan in #7, but with an extra helpful Daenerys Targaryen lookalike!

13 Blush Hacks That Will Change Your Cheeks (And Make 'Em Glow)

13. Different Blush Techniques

You don’t just have to sweep upward every time; there are tons of looks you can try!

13 Blush Hacks That Will Change Your Cheeks (And Make 'Em Glow)

14. DIY Blush Using Raspberries

Yes, really. How incredibly awesome is this natural DIY tutorial?

16 Blush Hacks That Will Change Your Cheeks (And Make 'Em Glow)

15. How To Fix Broken Or Dry Cream Blush

I’ve accidentally left the top off my cream blush for too long and dried it out before, so this is my new favorite Pin ever.

13 Blush Hacks That Will Change Your Cheeks (And Make 'Em Glow)

16. Blushing Basics

Eliminate any confusion with these easy steps and accompanied photos that will help you apply blush like you’re in NYFW!

16 Blush Hacks That Will Change Your Cheeks (And Make 'Em Glow)

Which of these techniques do you most want to try?

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  • Jenni

    What about blush for people who are lucky enough to have permanently red cheeks?

    • Samantha Escobar

      Good question! You take a bucket of white paint, pour it over your head, blend blend blend!, and then apply blush OVER that.

      (Insert me making a “make it white!” gesture.)

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  • Crayzcheshire

    Am I the only person who isn’t a fan of contouring? Every time I see it I just think the dark swipe in the hollow looks so gross

  • guest

    Ugh, #5. I hate that every tutorial for hair and make that I read for people with “square” faces focuses on “softening the angles of the face.” Umm, I like my strong features and would prefer to play them up. How about a tutorial for that?