Where to Apply Blush for Your Face Shape


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Now that you’ve found the right blush color for your skin tone and shopped the drugstore for the best formulas, it’s time to learn exactly where to apply it. Besides brightening your face or complementing a bold lip, it turns out that the right swipe of blush can actually change the shape of your face. How? Applying color to certain spots can make a round face longer, a long face shorter, and soften angular features—basically a subtler one-step approach to contouring. Keep scrolling to find out exactly where you should be applying your rouge. (And, psst: You can figure out your face shape with our handy guide right here.)

How do you sculpt your face with blush? Got any tips to share? Sound off below!