A portrait of Angela Kano wearing cheongsam and pink blush on her face.

Blush or “blush on” is, without a doubt, an underdog in the beauty world. A touch of rosiness can shape your features, add dimension, and , depending on where you apply it. Need some pointers? Angela Kano, a beauty influencer, reveals her tips on finding the perfect blush placement for different face types.

How to Apply Blush for Different Face Shapes

Applying “blush on” seems like straightforward business. For years, the popular method involved smiling and dusting it all over the apples of the cheeks. The result can look a bit clownish with improper technique or the wrong shade. Here, we give you the lowdown on the best ways to apply blush to flatter your face shape and enhance your face shape and enhances your natural beauty.

How to apply blush on a round face.

If the widest part of your face is around your cheeks, applying blush couldn’t be simpler. Angela suggests a straightforward yet effective technique: pop that blush on the apples of your cheeks and glide it upwards to lift, stopping at the outer corners of your eyes. This blush placement results in a natural flush and the illusion of more defined cheekbones.

You can also create the viral igari makeup from Japan by placing the color higher and closer to your under-eye area. Want to amplify the cuteness factor? Add faux !

How to apply blush on a square face.

Square faces are angular, so the goal is to make your jawline look softer. Concentrate on placing the blush near the sides of your nose and lightly extending it to the temples. Your cheeks will appear rounder, which balances out your strong jaws, but sculpted.

Angela also recommends going above and beyond by taking the color all the way up to the brow bones to soften the face.

How to apply blush on an oval face.

Oval-shaped faces are long and slender. Essentially, they’re like the square face shape but with softer lines. If this sounds like you, Angela advises going for the high-cheekbone glow.

Hit the blush right in the center of your cheeks for a rosy radiance. With a very light touch, drag it at an upward angle toward your ears. To finish, grab a clean brush to blur any harsh lines.

How to apply blush on a heart-shaped face.

Your prominent cheekbones deserve attention! To give them just that, Angela recommends adding blush along the high points of the cheeks. However, she warns not to go too close to the middle of the face as this widens the face.

Don’t forget to sweep some blush across the tip of your chin. Angela says this step gives you heart-fluttering charm.

How to apply blush on a diamond-shaped face.

or girls with a diamond face, emphasizing the cheeks is the key. The easiest way to do this is by blending the blush in a C-shaped motion, starting from the top of the temples to the apples of the cheeks. Don't go overboard and stop right under the middle part of your eyes, Angela advises.

Tips to Make Your Blush Look Natural

no more than two shades darker than your natural flush. Muted tones, such as baby pink, soft peach, and sheer plum, work best on fair skin. Meanwhile, can rock the heck out of warm terracotta, brick red, and pink berry. If you have a darker skin tone, bold shades like tangerine, mauve, and fuchsia can give you that flushed-from-within finish without any ashiness.

Prepping your skin is just as important because makeup adheres better to clean and hydrated skin. First, cleanse your face with . Next, press on a few drops of POND'S NEW YORK Bright Brilliance Night Serum Essence Niacinamide for a radiance boost. It’s enriched with Actience, which has 40x brightening power, and , which helps fortify the skin barrier.

If you need extra hydration, try POND'S Bright Triple Glow Serum with and before applying makeup. It also boasts Gluta-Boost-C – an antioxidant that effectively brightens your complexion and fades dark spots 60 times better than vitamin C.

Can You Make Your Blush On Last Longer?

Blush on often fades after an hour or so, thanks to humidity, sweat, and other factors like your makeup’s formula. Here’s a trick to keep your cheeks rosy all day: after doing your base makeup, don’t go straight for your blush. Instead, top your foundation with a light layer of translucent powder. This helps smoothen your skin’s surface and increase the staying power of your blush. You could also apply a cream blush and dust it with a powder blush for longevity.

Understanding your face shape not only applies to but also to perfecting your makeup. Now that you have the technique down and all the products you need, it's time to get your blush on!