You know all those filters that make you look like your face was sculpted by the gods?
Well, we know how you can get that look in REAL LIFE.
You can get snatched in seconds. No bronzer, contour, or filter required. All you need is a good blush. Yep. That’s what you read!
We’re going to show you how to get that snatched, sculpted, and sunkissed look, all with your go-to blush. Let's get cheeky!
Why Use Blush Instead Of Contour And Bronzer?
Let’s start with the most obvious question. Why use blush as a contour? Well, it’s simple. Because it’s usually a warm tone and has the same effect but in an even more natural-looking way than bronzer or contour.
Using blush can still bring that warmth to your face that you love bronzer for. It can still give you that sculpted or glowing look that you use all of those filters for. But, by using the natural flush pinks, reds, and other blush tones, you can get that very same thing.
Plus, that means spending less money on bronzers and contours and having fewer steps in your makeup routine. Who wouldn’t love that?
You can use any kind of blush as contour, as long as it blends, is long-lasting, and of course, compliments your skin’s tone and undertone.
How To Contour With Blush
Is blush the new contour? It sure is, babe! But, unlike the normal tricks to contour, you’re going to go much higher. But, don’t get scared, because you’re gonna love the results.
Here’s where you’re going to apply it:
- Apply the blush from the tail of your eyebrow, down to the apple of your cheek.
- Next, blend it all in and slightly around.
- Blend up to your temples and down to the outer corners of your jawbone
- Finish it off by dusting a bit on the bridge of your nose. If you’re using a cheek tint, put some on your lips, too
Ombre Effect Using Multiple Colors
Now, there are a couple of different techniques to pull off the perfectly sculpted look using blush as a contour. For this ombre blush hack, you’ll need a lighter and darker shade of cheek tints to layer up and get more depth. Here’s how to do it:
- Start by applying the lighter blush to your upper cheekbone, temples, and outside corners of your jawline.
- Next, take the darker color, and apply a small amount just above each spot of the lighter shade. Blend it all together.
- Complete the whole look by putting one of the shades on your lips. You can create the same ombre effect by putting the darker shade on the outside of your lips and the lighter shade on the inside.
The Draping Technique:
Next, we have another one-color technique for using blush as contour that drapes your blush from your temples down, creating a natural sun-kissed (but not burnt) glow.
For this technique, all you’re going to need is a shimmery warm-toned blush that compliments your skin tone. Here’s how it’s done:
- Start at the corners of the forehead, blending down to the temples and down the cheekbone, into the apples of your cheeks.
- Compliment this look by using similar-toned eyeshadow and lip tint.
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