Tutorial: How to Apply Blush for Your Face Shape

by mehak on June 15, 2013

in Makeup Tutorials




Blush is one of those things that can single handedly take you from cutie to clown in a matter of seconds! And even if you dont go all the way to clown, you still might not be able to get the most out of what this wonderful little powder can do to your face ! Here are some guides on how to apply blush for your specific face type.

Blush for Round Face:

Smile. See those apples of your cheek…thats NOT where you apply your blush directly. The lower 1/3 of your apple is where you start going all the way up at a sharp angle to your hairline is where you will probably get maximum benefit out of blush. This creates a contour to your face and gives the rounded-ness an angle that it needs.







See how Rani Mukherjee’s blush is kept at a sharp angle  going towards the hairline at your temples to suit her round face?

Blush for Square Face

This is similar to what my face is like. A pointy chin, but otherwise a face that is sort of equal in width and length. For these face shapes, start with the lower 1/2 of your apple but instead of going at a sharp angle towards your hairline…go towards your ear at a softer angle. The point of blush here is to soften the sharp angles of your face..





Kareena has a square face (Even though in the pic it looks long). So she applied her blush starting at the lower half of the apple and going at a softer angle towards the ear

Blush for Oval Face

Well, first of all i hate you.

Second of all, pretty much any blush technique works with your face. Directly on the apples looks lovely or beneath the apples for a more chiseled look is pretty too.




Malaika’s oval face can carry off blush right at the apples

Blush for Heart Shaped Face

Start right on your apples and go almost horizontal, at a very very slight angle towards you ear. You already have a super pointy chin, so the blush can start with your apples and then just leave a trail of color in an almost horizontal way, to balance out the pointy angles of your chin.





Deepika’s heart shaped face is offset with blush going almost horizontally starting at her apples



Image courtesy: pinkvilla.com

I do not claim ownership of the celebrity images. The cartoon like photos are of me, ofcourse.

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{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

M June 15, 2013 at 6:23 pm

LOVE Deepika’s makeup. Could u recommend some lippie similar to that ? (For a medium to dusky complexion, similar to hers.)


mehak June 15, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Hi M,
Yup..Try Mac Twig, Mac Midimauve.


mehak June 15, 2013 at 6:45 pm

Also mac taupe


Lancy June 15, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Great article Mehak! :) I have an oval face and I have to follow the idea you mentioned.. Thanks


Vipra S June 15, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Nice detailed post dear – those tips and tricks will come handy :)


Faiza June 15, 2013 at 6:42 pm

Thank you very much mehak!!It will help alot


Peachesandblush June 16, 2013 at 1:28 pm

glad u liked it faiza


sauleha June 15, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Thanks…very informative article :-)


Richa Saxena June 15, 2013 at 7:08 pm

That’s a really helpful guide Mehak…Awesome Tutorial… :)


Sumathi June 15, 2013 at 7:39 pm

I have to first figure out the shape of my have… Sometimes it look all round, sometimes square and sometimes pointy :p
You have explained it so well.. I’m gonna practice..
And Deepika looks wow..


Peachesandblush June 16, 2013 at 1:28 pm

stand infroint of the mirror and with a sketch pen trace the outline of your face on the mirror…thats how u will know wht yr face shjape is like


Krithi June 15, 2013 at 9:13 pm

This is so good
im so bad applying blush


vijetha June 15, 2013 at 9:19 pm

this the best post on face shape and blush technique on the internet! very clear and i think i finally figured out! thnx :)


mehak June 15, 2013 at 9:20 pm

Aww thanks Vijetha! Glad you liked it!


Swati Reddy June 15, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Useful post..:)
You look so pretty..


Nidhi Pandey June 15, 2013 at 11:36 pm

Hey Mehak! Thanks for the clear demarcations.. it helped! Loved Rani Deepika n Malaikas makeup..
Any suggestions in Lakme or Maybelline for Rani n Deepika’s lippie?


Peachesandblush June 16, 2013 at 1:29 pm

hmm i think maybelline my mahogany/ totally toffee bnut will research and get back to u on that


Wishva June 15, 2013 at 11:50 pm

This is one of the most useful tips, thanx a million :)


Heena June 16, 2013 at 12:04 pm

This is A Very Useful Post, Mehak :)


Shikha June 16, 2013 at 12:34 pm

very helpful and detailed post…


Peachesandblush June 16, 2013 at 1:27 pm



Prachi June 16, 2013 at 4:08 pm

hey….dat lippie luks so good on uh….is it candy kiss??


mehak June 16, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Its Maybelline high shine lipgloss captoivating coral!


ID June 16, 2013 at 8:40 pm

deepika’s blush color n application is perfect


Shilpa Shri June 18, 2013 at 10:10 am

I just loved this post Mehak. Simple and clear :) Love u !


thedelhibride June 20, 2013 at 6:18 pm

Phew! Glad to know I’ve been applying blush at the right place all these months! :) Vidya Tikari actually told me the correct spot to apply blush! Not sure if she considered my face share before she gave me instructions, though!


Bharti June 20, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Thanks for doing this tutorial! Now I got to figure it out what my face shape is exactly LOL. I really liked how Maliaka Arora’s blush was looking.


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