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Blush has been a makeup staple for centuries, and for good reason. Adding a pop of colour to the cheeks can brighten up the face and give a youthful, healthy glow. Over time, the way we apply blush has evolved, with so many different blush options on the market, it can be hard to keep up with the latest trends and best formulas. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the hottest blush trends for 2023.
Move over powder blush – cream blush formulas are the product of the moment. Cream blushes are easy to apply and blend seamlessly into the skin, giving a natural-looking flush to the cheeks. They tend to create a more natural look than powder formulas and are ideal for those with dry skin. Cream blushes come in a range of shades, from soft pinks to bold corals, making it easy to find a shade that suits your skin tone.
The best way to apply cream blush is to lightly dab a small amount onto the apples of your cheeks and blend outwards towards your temples using your fingers or a makeup sponge. If you prefer a more subtle look, use a light hand and build up the colour gradually. You can also layer cream blush under powder blush for a longer-lasting effect.
Matching your blush to your lipstick or eyeshadow is a trend that’s been around for a while now, but it’s still going strong. Monochromatic makeup looks are all about creating a cohesive, polished look, and blush is no exception. To achieve this trend, choose a blush shade that complements your lipstick and/or eyeshadow. For example, if you’re wearing a peachy-pink lipstick, opt for a matching blush shade to tie the look together.
When applying monochromatic makeup, it’s important to choose shades that are in the same colour family but have different tones. For example, if you’re doing a pink monochromatic look, you could use a warm-toned pink blush with a cool-toned pink lipstick. This will create a more interesting, dimensional look.
Another easy way to create the monochromatic look is by using a multipurpose product (another 2023 trend!) that can be applied to the eyes, lips and cheeks to tie all your makeup together seamlessly.
If you’re feeling daring, bold blush is a trend to try. Think bright fuchsia, deep berry, or even orange! The key to pulling off this trend is to keep the rest of your makeup minimal and let the blush be the star of the show. Bold blush is perfect for adding a pop of colour to a neutral makeup look.
When applying bold blush, start with a small amount and build up the colour gradually. Use a light hand and blend well to avoid any harsh lines. You can also use a fluffy brush to diffuse the colour for a more natural-looking finish. Adding a powder blush product over your liquid or cream blush will also help to intensify the colour and make it longer-lasting.
With the rise of ‘skinmalist’ makeup we really can’t get enough of glowing skin. Shimmery blushes – no I’m not talking about chunky glitter formulas – can add a beautiful, luminous finish to the skin. Look for blushes with subtle shimmer or fine glitter particles for a natural-looking glow. Apply them to the high points of your cheekbones, where light naturally hits, for a radiant, lit-from-within look.
Best Blush Products
Find out some of the best blush products of 2023 that will help you achieve some of the hottest blush styles!
Rare Beauty Blush
The Rare Beauty Blush has been a standout product since it’s launch. It’s weightless formula sits flawlessly on the skin, blending seamlessly to create a second-skin finish. If you’re looking for an ultra pigmented blush that can be build to your perfect level of flushed then look no further.
Made by Mitchell Blursh
Multipurpose makeup products are all the rage right now and this Makeup by Mitchell Blursh is the perfect blush that can also stretch far beyond just adding a pop of colour to your cheeks. This liquid-to-powder formula can be layered from a sheer wash of colour to a pigmented flush, allowing you to fully control just how blushed you like your skin.
NARS Liquid Blush – Orgasm
If you’re looking for a natural blush that has been on beauty gurus favourite blush lists for years then the NARS Liquid Blush is one that is sure not to fail you. It creates a soft veil of colour that sits on the skin beautifully to create a pink glow to the cheeks.