Everything You Need To Consider To Pull Off The Ombre Blush Trend

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The world of skin care thrives on the promise of giving us younger-looking skin. For that, we spend hundreds and thousands of dollars every year on skin care products and treatments. Our bathroom vanities are proof of our dedication with little bottles of sunscreen, retinol, and antioxidants that promise us younger-looking skin. While preventative skin care contributes to keeping our skin looking youthful, there are makeup tips that can also take years off our face; one of them is the use of blush.

"Nothing says youthful quite like a flushed cheek," celebrity makeup artist Courtney Hart told New Beauty. Hart added that wearing blush can immediately freshen up our entire appearance, making us look younger. That probably has something to do with babies having flushed cheeks all the time.

Using blush on the undereye area can help conceal dark circles and make you look more awake. Makeup artist Lauren Purvis told Byrdie, "We usually call this underpainting, which gives a lift to the face and adds color at the same time." This TikTok beauty hack is all about color correcting where colors like pink and peach neutralize the blue of the under eyes, and hello, more radiant eyes!

While we can thank TikTok for introducing us to helpful makeup tips, there's a new blush tip that's taking over the social media platform, and that's "ombre blush." It looks as mesmerizing as it sounds and is quite easy to perfect. Ready to try the two-tone magic on your cheeks?

How to master the ombre blush trend

You might have read tons of articles on how to use blush based on your face shape and how to choose the right blush based on your skin tone and skin type. Well, now it's all about the ombre blush trend, and we promise, you'll be hooked once you learn how to do it. The hashtag has over 8.7 million views, and it's growing every day.

The ombre blush trend was first made famous by makeup artist Danielle Marcan (@daniellemarcan), and you need a lighter and a darker shade of blush to do the trick. In the TikTok video, she uses a brush to add the darker hue at the cheekbone extending upward and outward to the temples for a lifted look. She then applies the lighter blush on the apple of your cheeks, and Marcan shares, "I think it looks super pretty and adds dimension to your face." She added that the two colors should have a contrast to have the ombre effect.

Ombre hair has been rocking our world for a while, so why leave it to hair when we can use the same technique for makeup? One of the best things about this beauty hack is that it's a super easy trick to "instantly add shape and lift to the face, but it doesn't even require any skill, experience, pricey products or special tools," per Refinery29. You can perfect this look on the first try.

Best products to recreate the ombre blush trend

The great thing about blushes is that they come in various forms, like powder, liquid, and cream, so you can choose one that you love and works best for you.

In the TikTok video, makeup artist Danielle Marcan uses Benefit Cosmetics WANDERful World Silky-Soft Powder Blush to create the ombre blush look. For a darker shade, she uses the shade Crystah (strawberry pink) from her cheekbones to her temples, and a lighter shade, Willa (soft neutral-rose), on the apples of her cheeks. These blushes won't budge once applied as they are sweatproof, humidity-proof, and smudge-proof and won't clog your pores. Plus, they're available in 12 gorgeous shades. It boasts an impressive 4.6 out of 5 stars on Ulta.

If you prefer liquid, try Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Blush like beauty writer Olivia Hancock (via Byrdie). Keeping up with the rule of choosing contrasting shades, Hancock chose Southbend (peachy pink) for the lighter shade and Croisette (shimmering garnet) for the deeper one. She also started with the lighter shade first. "I applied Southbound to the apples of my cheeks and Croisette slightly above, targeting the areas I'd apply bronzer," she shared and then used a sponge to blend the colors. Available in nine beautiful shades, these blushes are super hydrating and have over 34,000 likes on Sephora.

You can try this highly rewarding beauty hack with just your fingers; we love how beginner-friendly it is. No wonder it's so popular.