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19 Blush, Bronzer, And Highlighter Tips Every Beginner Should Know

Shine bright like a naturally flushed and perfectly bronzed diamond.

1. Use this handy chart to figure out how to best apply blush for your face shape.

2. And use this chart to figure out what blush shade is most flattering for your skin tone.

3. Use a small dome-shaped brush to concentrate the color on just your apples and then use a clean, fluffier brush to gently blend outward into your temples and jawline.

4. In terms of formula, cream blush is best for drier skin and has a higher color pay-off than powder blushes.

5. If you have oily skin, try applying a translucent powder to your cheeks before putting on powder blush, so the color will last way longer.

6. Don't be afraid of wearing blush if you have redness on your face! Just make sure to apply a good makeup primer with color-correcting properties that will even out all your bumps.

7. Switch up your application order and apply blush either before foundation or after highlighter to nail that ~glowing from within~ look.

8. The most basic tip for applying bronzer is drawing a three shape on both sides of your face.

9. If you want to cover a little bit ground, here's a slightly more comprehensive chart to follow.

10. Powder bronzers are best for beginners because they give you the most control.

11. Use a big, fluffy brush (like a powder brush) for a natural, tanned flush.

12. If you want super precise application, try a cream formula in pen form and make little hash marks underneath your cheekbones, on top or below your jawline, along your hairline, and around your nose.

13. Blend out any sharp edges of your bronzer with a damp sponge.

14. Shimmery bronzers are great for illuminating skin and giving off that fresh ~sun-kissed glow~, but not so much for contouring and shadowing.

15. Use this handy chart to find out what areas you should be highlighting.

16. Use a fan brush for a concentrated swipe that gets *right on top* of the cheekbones.

17. Strobing has been touted as "the new contouring," but it's really just intense highlighting that targets your face's highest points rather than defining through shadowing.

18. As a last step, use a finishing spray to really lock in your chiseled, glowing face without disturbing the amazing work you've already laid out.

19. And of course, there are always multitasking kits that combine highlighter, bronzer, and blush.

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