Many blush looks can often add a little extra oomph to your makeup routine and bring a lovely colourful glow to the high points of the face. To help inspire you for the upcoming warm weather, here are 10 summer blush looks that will bring some colour to your face.
1. Scarlet Red
One of the first blush looks to rock this summer is a beautifully bold scarlet red. This brilliant red colour with a tinge of orange is a perfect hue for the warm weather season and, when applied correctly, gives a nice, natural flush to the face.
Apply on the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead and chin for a slightly sun kissed look. Try recreating this flush with Nars Blush in Exhibit A.
A fun deeper blush look to try out would be a vampy burgundy red. This rich and dark red-ish purple hue is perfect for darker skin tones and adds a dramatic twist to any look.
Apply it to your cheeks and eyelids for a smouldering monocratic makeup look. Try recreating this subtle smoky eye with Nars Blush in Seduction.
This next blush look is a fresh take on the classic red or pink and adds a fantastic, healthy glow to almost any skin tone. Whether you chose a matte powder compact or a dewier cream formula, just make sure to use a light hand when applying this oftentimes intense shade.
Apply to the apples of the cheeks and the tip of the nose for the cutest pop of colour. Try recreating this healthy, sun-kissed glow with the Makeup Forever HD Cream Blush in 515 Tangerine.
Some blush looks are considered oldies but goodies and are staples in most makeup collections. Coral blush is one that never seems to go out of style and adds a great subtle wash of colour, perfect for girls with fairer skin tones.
Not as intense as an orange or a red and a nice change from a soft baby pink, this is definitely a popular signature summer hue. Try recreating this peachy pop with the Revlon Photo Ready Cream Blush in Coral Reef.
This next blush look is inspired by one of the Pantone colours of 2019, Pink Peacock. Described as an intense magenta that cannot be ignored, this colour is perfect for anyone who wishes to stand out and turn heads.
Apply to the cheeks, eyelids and tip of the nose for deep, sultry vibes. Try recreating this look with the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Radiant Magenta.
This prime highlight shade can now be used as a way to make more than just the tops of your cheekbones shine bright. Use it as an all over glow to add a healthy, goddess like illumination to your face.
With many different shades available for all skin tones (thank you Rihanna for the dark skin wonder Trophy Wife) and present in almost everyones makeup kits, this is hands down, one of the easiest and most effective blush looks on this list. Try recreating this look with the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter in Gold Lava.
Another amazing, multipurpose beauty product that can recreate some great blush looks is bronzer. Use any shade, texture or finish to give yourself a wash of bronzy goodness and definition all over the face.
A great tip would be to use the same shade on your cheeks, forehead, nose, jawline and inside the crease of your eyes for a defined monochromatic look. Try recreating this baked glow with the L’Oreal True Match Lumi Bronze It in Medium.
8. Frosted Lilac
For more ethereal blush looks try some light shimmery shades like a frosted lilac. This trendy hue is perfect as a light wash of colour and adds some serious shine for the ultimate pixie girl vibe.
Try recreating this queen of the fairies look with the Baby Bat Beauty Highlighter and Blush in Frosted Lilac.
9. Dusty Rose
This soft pink is a chic and on-trend hue that looks good on most and makes for a perfect everyday lip and cheek shade thats hard to mess up on application.
Use a cream formula for a fresher look that blends nicely into the skin. Try recreating the look with the Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek in Werk.
10. Shimmery Pink
The final summer blush look on this list is a lovely shimmery pink. This fun and, usually, flattering hue works perfectly as a sweet and sultry pop of colour on the face and creates a great sparkly flush.
Try Recreating this look with the ultimate classic Nars Blush in Orgasm.