A Definitive Guide to Blush Trends… Until Tomorrow


Blush trends are like a buffet — there’s always more to try, and just when you think you’ve sampled everything, a new dish appears. While keeping up with all the trends can feel like a full-time job, We’ve compiled a definitive guide (at least until the next trend hits) to help you navigate the latest blush techniques. From Boyfriend Blush to Sunset Blush, here’s your roadmap to achieving cheek perfection for every occasion.

Boyfriend Blush

Ah, Boyfriend Blush. It’s like your cheeks got a little love tap from Cupid himself. This trend gives you a gentle, all-over warmth that says, “Just had the best date ever”,  without needing to leave your couch.


When to Wear It: Day dates, brunch with friends, or any situation where you want to look like you woke up this radiant.

How to Achieve It: Think soft and subtle. Dab a cream blush onto the apples of your cheeks with your fingers, blending upwards towards your temples. Remember, we’ going for ” I’m blushing because he said something sweet,” not “I ran a marathon”.

Product Recommendation: Give Kiko Milano Velvet Touch Creamy Stick Blush a try. Its creamy formula will have you glowing like you just got a heartfelt compliment.

Sunset Blush

Next on our tour de blush is Sunset Blush. This trend layers warm tones of pink, peach, and bronze to make your cheeks look like they’ve just been kissed by the last rays of the setting sun. It’s all about that magical glow without needing to chase the sun.


When to Wear It: Evening events, romantic dinners, or any time you want to look like you’ve been basking in golden hour light.

How to Achieve It: Start with a peachy base on the apples of your cheeks, layer a deeper pink higher up, and finish with a touch of bronzer just below the blush for extra warmth. The goal is to look effortlessly radiant like you just stepped out of a painting.

Product Recommendation: MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul is your go-to for that perfect sun-kissed glow. It’s like a sunset in a compact.


If you’ve ever wanted your blush to double as contour, draping is your new best friend. This technique, straight from the disco days, uses blush to sculpt and define your face. Think cheekbones that could cut glass.

When to Wear It: Parties, fashion-forward events, or any time you feel like making a statement.

How to Achieve It: Use a bold blush and apply it high on your cheeks, blending up towards your temples and around your eyes. Pair with minimal eye makeup to let those cheeks steal the show.

Product Recommendation: Try NARS Blush in Exhibit A. It’s bold, it’s beautiful, and it’s ready to make your cheekbones the star of the show.

Sunburn Blush

Ever wanted to look like you’ve been lounging at the beach without the sunburn risk? Enter Sunburn Blush. It’s all about that fresh-off-the-beach glow, minus the UV damage.


When to Wear It: Casual outings, beach parties, or whenever you want to fake a day in the sun.

How to Achieve It: Apply blush not just on your cheeks but also across your nose for that natural sun-kissed effect. Blend well to avoid looking like an actual sunburn victim.

Product Recommendation: Maybelline New York Fit Me Blush in Coral gives you that perfect beachy flush without stepping into the sun.


Last but certainly not least, we have the W-Blush trend. This technique involves applying blush in a W shape across your cheeks and nose. It’s quirky, it’s cute, and it’s here to make your blush game stronger than ever.


When to Wear It: Anytime you feel like adding a bit of whimsy to your look.

How to Achieve It: Use a fluffy brush to sweep blush in a W shape from one cheek, over your nose, and onto the  other cheek. Blend to keep it looking soft and natural.

Product Recommendation: Huda Beauty Cheeky Tint Blush Stick in Proud Pink. It’s light, blendable, and perfect for this playful trend.


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