Blush has been a go-to for years, but what if you want to wear it as eyeshadow instead? It’s not unheard of. The trick is knowing how to apply it correctly. What color should your blush be? Pink, peach, or coral will all work well on fair skin tones while bronzer and plum shades are more appropriate for darker complexions. Apply the blush directly onto your eyelid using an angled brush with light strokes from the lash line up towards your brow bone. For a little extra pizzazz, add some sparkle in the form of shimmery white eye shadow over top!
Women are often told that they’re not allowed to wear blush as eyeshadow, but this is simply an outdated rule. Blush can be applied just like any other eye makeup. If you have a hard time applying it correctly, here are some tips for how to apply blush as eyeshadow.
- Apply the lighter shade of blusher at the top part of your eyelid and blend with your finger until it’s evenly distributed throughout your lid.
- Use the darker shade in the crease of your eye where you would put shadow or liner if you were wearing those products on your lids instead of blush.
- Blend both shades by using a brush or blending sponge on the outer corners.
Use eyeshadow as an alternative to blush
I love blush. Well, not all of them but you know what I mean. Some are out of this world gorgeous and I like to wear it layered on my lids, or even as a neutral eye shadow for daytime looks (yes, that works). If you’re wearing it as an eyeshadow, make sure to apply your eyeshadow first and then a coat of mascara. You can also mix it with a little bit of moisturizer to make a creamy version for easy blending – I find it makes the color pigmentation richer and easier to blend.
I’m going to share with you some ideas on how you can wear your favorite blush as eyeshadow. Remember that eyes are the window of your soul, so why not use some great colors to accentuate that?
How do you apply eyeshadow blush?
Applying eyeshadow to the cheeks is an easy way to create a naturally contoured look. It can be used as blush, or all-over color for a fun pop of color on the face.
To use it as a blush: Put a single layer on your brush and lightly tap into the product. Starting from just below the apples of your cheeks, sweep the brush up and towards your hairline.
To use it as all-over color: Dip your brush into the product and swirl it around to create a light layer. Apply it all over your face using circular motions. This will add some color and dimension to your look.
When applying eyeshadow blush, a light hand will help you achieve a more natural look. Be sure to check out the different types of eyeshadows that we offer, and don’t forget your eye primer!