It seems like people all over the world are trying to reinvent the way we do our blushes. We’ve recently discovered – not one, not two, but – three trending blush looks that have gained a lot of traction on their respective social media platforms over the past few weeks.
But while many people have already tried out the looks, we still had to do what we do best and test it out for ourselves, because not every look will work for everyone.
We’ll be having our team-mate Swee Qi test out these looks. For comparison purposes, here is how she looks like without makeup.
So, in this article we’ll go over the three trending blush looks, how the tests turned out, and include any closing tips or thoughts.
Crazy Blush Hack
THIS CRAZY TRICK ACTUALLY WORKS?!
The first trending blush look we have for you is fresh from TikTok. We’re calling it the “crazy blush hack” because of how insane it looks before you blend everything out.
Popularised by TikTok user @glamzilla, her TikTok video and Youtube short of the hack has garnered a total of two million plus views at time of writing, and both were only posted in early May this year.
You only need two products for the crazy blush hack: a liquid blush and a tinted moisturiser.
What you do first is apply your blush all over your cheekbones and on your natural skin. Don’t worry if it seems a bit too much, as you’ll be covering it up with the tinted moisturiser next.
By blending the tinted moisturiser over the heavy blush, you achieve a more natural looking, “blush from within”.
Swee Qi didn’t have high hopes for this hack at first, saying that she thought it would mess up for sure, especially when applying the crazy amount of blush on her cheeks.
But she was actually quite impressed after applying everything and blending it out, as she feels that it really does look like she’s blushing naturally.
However, she wonders whether this will waste a lot of your blush in the long run. She also says that this isn’t a quick hack as the blending took quite a while.
One thing we have to note though is that she didn’t have any tinted moisturiser, so she made do with a foundation and moisturiser combination, which seemed to work just as well.
Sweet Girl Blush Method
The “sweet girl blush” method or also known as the “viral douyin blush” look has been trending hard on Chinese social media as it gives the user the most effortless, rosy glow.
We actually covered an article on how to do this sweet girl blush method, and it’s terribly easy as all you really need is a rose-coloured lip tint.
But is it truly as easy and flattering as it seems? We were especially eager to try this one out as it seemed the most promising to us, with many Chinese girls trying out this viral blush method.
While Swee Qi said it looks pretty nice on camera, in reality, it was way too heavy for a daily makeup look. It looks so red in real life; it almost reminds her of a Chinese opera character!
She recommends to reduce the amount of product used to achieve a more subtle look that’s more suitable for a regular day out.
Under-Eye Blush & Concealer Hack
Next up is the under-eye blush and concealer hack, which has slowly evolved as it became more widespread.
It was started by TikTok user and makeup artist @paintedbyspencer, who said that those who aren’t blending their blush to their under-eye area are missing out.
Soon, other TikTok users began to try their hand at the under-eye blush hack. Steph Hui, or @stxph.h used a dot of liquid blush under each eye followed up by a dot of concealer.
After blending everything out, she was absolutely shocked by the results. She not only had a glowy flush to her face, her dark circles were also minimised.
Here’s a tip according to some TikTok users: if you have tan or brown skin, use an orange or coral blush to colour-correct those panda eyes.
This final blush look is actually Swee Qi’s favourite. She loves how simple it is to do and blend, and how beautiful the result turned out.
She says she can really see herself using this both as an on camera look and a daily makeup look. The concealer helped to brighten up her under-eyes a little and make the blush look more natural and less harsh.