This is how to completely transform your face shape with blush

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TikTok is our favorite place to find the best beauty hacks, from the viral eyeshadow hack, the bronzer hack to all the eyeliner tips you could ever need—and now we’ve found the perfect blush hack—thank you, once again TikTok.

Whether you’re a lover of cream blush or powder, the natural hint of pink, or the full-on sunburnt look, this hack is perfect for you, because it’s all about where you put it—not how much you put on.

Personally, we’re a fan of the whole ‘over the nose’ sunburnt look but some days our blush looks so much better than others—and this is all down to positioning.

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It turns out where we put blush can make our faces look snatched, and lifted, long and fuller or ‘sunkissed.’

As TikTok account Females shows us, if you apply your blush to the top of your cheekbones, it will give you a lifted look—liquid blush is used in the video, but it would work with any blush or bronzer if you prefer.

@females

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If you apply the blush to the middle of your cheekbone will give your face a more elongated look. Applying it even lower than that will give you fuller-looking cheeks

Applying the blush over the top of your nose and cheeks will give you that sunkissed, ‘I spent the weekend at the beach’ vibe, so always wear SPF folks—you can get that look with blush as we can see here. 

Tarte Cosmetics shared a similar tutorial showing us five different ways blush can change our faces. This video shows how applying blush to your contour area can give you definition, and moving more into the middle of your face, under your cheekbone can shorten your face

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Tarte also suggests adding blush to your forehead for that sun-kissed glow.  

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a trainee News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification. 

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.