How to Perfectly Apply Blush to Flatter Your Face Shape- Round, Oval, Square, Heart

Applying blush instantly changes your face as it adds dimension and liveliness. There are many techniques and ways to apply blush. Here are the most flattering way to apply blush whether you have oval, round, square or heart shaped faces. Remember, these are just suggestions and tips, we all have our own preferences; feel free to experiment with different ways. There is also Perfect Eyebrows for your Faceshape.

If you have a round-shaped face:

Celebrity comparison with round shaped face: Chrissy Teigen, Kelly Clarkson

Blush application tip: Apply the blush diagonally from the base of your cheek up towards the ear to create a contour that slims down a rounded face.

If you have an oval-shaped face:

Celebrity comparison with oval shaped face: Jessica Alba, Blake Lively

Blush application tip: Apply the blush horizontally going from cheek towards your ear to counteract the elongated shape of the face.

If you have a heart-shaped face:

Celebrity comparison with heart-shaped face: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Reese Witherspoon

Blush application tip: Apply to the apples of your cheeks focusing just below the highest point of the cheek bones to counteract the wide forehead, high cheekbones and pointed chin.

If you have a square-shaped face:

Celebrity comparison with square-shaped face: Olivia Wilde, Lucy Liu

Blush application tip: Apply the blush gently in a figure 8 or gentle sweeping motion from the cheekbones to the temples to soften the strong, defined forehead and jawline of square faces.


  1. If I may ask, how do you suggest applying blush to a diamond shaped face? I have a strong bone structure with very high cheekbones and always apply blush diagonally which emphasizes the cheekbones. Sometimes I try to apply it slightly below the cheek more toward the front, but I have to be careful to blend well as i dont want it to look like a blob in front or too close to my nose, so I stick to the highest point below my cheekbone or even on top of it.

    1. Hi there Vivella!

      Good question. Diamond faces would be similar to the square one. Apply it diagonally just at the base of the cheek. Make sure it is very diffused and blended to soften the defined diamond shape. I like to use a stipple brush to achieve that look. I also apply more near the cheek and gradually fade it towards the temples. Thanks for reading my post! :)

  2. these are all really great tips! I want to consult my dermatologist however before I decide to impliment them in my life
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