How to Perfectly Apply Blush to Flatter Your Face Shape- Round, Oval, Square, Heart

Here are the secret techniques to applying blush in relation to your face shape whether you have oval, round, square or heart shaped faces. For a list of best blushes, check out Reviews of Best-Selling Blushes- Low-end and High-end. Flatter face with expert tips and tricks on the placement and technique of blush application. Remember, these are just suggestions and tips, we all have our own preferences; feel free to experiment with different ways. Find out also how to get Perfect Eyebrows for your Faceshape.

If you have a round-shaped face:

Celebrity comparison with round shaped face: Chrissy Teigen, Kelly Clarkson

Blush application tip: Apply the blush diagonally from the base of your cheek up towards the ear to create a contour that slims down a rounded face.

If you have an oval-shaped face:

Celebrity comparison with oval shaped face: Jessica Alba, Blake Lively

Blush application tip: Apply the blush horizontally going from cheek towards your ear to counteract the elongated shape of the face.

If you have a heart-shaped face:

Celebrity comparison with heart-shaped face: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Reese Witherspoon

Blush application tip: Apply to the apples of your cheeks focusing just below the highest point of the cheek bones to counteract the wide forehead, high cheekbones and pointed chin.

If you have a square-shaped face:

Celebrity comparison with square-shaped face: Olivia Wilde, Lucy Liu

Blush application tip: Apply the blush gently in a figure 8 or gentle sweeping motion from the cheekbones to the temples to soften the strong, defined forehead and jawline of square faces.


  1. If I may ask, how do you suggest applying blush to a diamond shaped face? I have a strong bone structure with very high cheekbones and always apply blush diagonally which emphasizes the cheekbones. Sometimes I try to apply it slightly below the cheek more toward the front, but I have to be careful to blend well as i dont want it to look like a blob in front or too close to my nose, so I stick to the highest point below my cheekbone or even on top of it.

    1. Hi there Vivella!

      Good question. Diamond faces would be similar to the square one. Apply it diagonally just at the base of the cheek. Make sure it is very diffused and blended to soften the defined diamond shape. I like to use a stipple brush to achieve that look. I also apply more near the cheek and gradually fade it towards the temples. Thanks for reading my post! :)