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.
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.
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.
Forget about clashing lip colors and cheek shades; this is an easy, cheap way to maximize your products while matching your features.
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.
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.
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.
Okay, now I just want ice cream. Ice cream that is flavored like Benefit, Nars, and Smashbox.
Thou shalt not apply while frowning!
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!
Thought there was just one? Think again! Fortunately, this helpful tip sheet will inform you of just about every type you might need.
Honestly, The Beauty Department is just so incredibly helpful. Head over to their site to read all about how to perfectly contour your cheekbones!
It’s like the Neapolitan in #7, but with an extra helpful Daenerys Targaryen lookalike!
You don’t just have to sweep upward every time; there are tons of looks you can try!
Yes, really. How incredibly awesome is this natural DIY tutorial?
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.
16. Blushing Basics
Eliminate any confusion with these easy steps and accompanied photos that will help you apply blush like you’re in NYFW!
Which of these techniques do you most want to try?