Switching up the shade of the blush you usually use is an easy way to get out of the makeup rut without trying too hard. While most of us are thinking of giving up our pink blush for a purple one, a blue blush is probably not one that would come to mind.
A pink blush gives us a youthful glow, red blush offers a brightening effect, orange blush delivers a sunkissed look, and mauves appear sophisticated. But how would you look wearing a blue blush?
What does blue blush do for you?
Using a blue blush sounds very much out-of-the-box but users on TikTok and XiaoHongShu claim that using a pale blue blush helps to neutralise swallow skin tones. So instead of seeing it just as a blush, it also acts as a matte highlighter to even out your skin tone.
Blue blush also adds depth to any depressions of the face, giving you the appearance of a smoother and more even complexion.
To ensure that the blue blush doesn’t make you look pale and ghastly like a character from Corpse Bride, it helps to first dust on a thin layer of pastel pink blush on your lower cheeks to give your complexion a tinge of natural pigmentation.
Afterwards, layer the blue blush on top as a highlighter. Aside from that, it is also optional to highlight your facial features more. For this, you can dab some blue blush on the inner corner of your eye, around your nose, under your eyebrows, and even by the corners of your mouth.
This way, you’ll allow the blue blush to diffuse the natural flush from the pink. The matte finish of the blue blush will also give a nice glow and radiance to your skin sans shine.
Does blue blush work on darker skin tones?
Checking the comments section of those who have tried this beauty trick, users said that blue pigments may look patchy if you have a skin tone darker than a light-medium shade or might even cause you to look too pale.
Those with a darker skin tone will find that purple blush works the same way as blue blush on people with lighter skin tone.
Like blue blush on light complexions, a cool-toned purple adds depth and even out sallow undertones, while showing up better on dark skin tones.
Blue and purple blushes for you to try
Flower Knows Circus Gradient Blush in shade 01 Blue Moonlight
This brand has really been popping off on XiaoHongShu and TikTok for its pretty packaging and detailed embossed patterns on its products.
Aside from the fact that this blush will make an adorable addition to your vanity, it has all the right hues you need. It’s a gradient blush so you’ll be getting both a pastel blue and pastel pink one all in one gorgeous pan.
Plus, its soft powder texture can be easily dusted onto your skin for a light hue.
Flower Knows Circus Gradient Blush in shade 01 Blue Moonlight retails for RM116, available at Shopee.
Judydoll Two-Color Blush in shade Do1 Seashore Rose and D02 Daydream
Here is another two-in-one blush you need for all your reapplication needs. You won’t need to fumble around your purse to find this blush when you’re on-the-go.
Because of its slim packaging it can be easily slotted into any crevice of your bag for easy access. It also has both a blue or purple blush and pink blush pan together so you won’t need to lug two separate products during your travels.
D01 Seashore Rose features a baby blue and deep rose shade while D02 Daydream has a pastel lavender pan with a baby pink one.
You can easily diffuse its pigmentation since it has a satisfying marshmallow-like texture.
Judydoll Two-Color Blush in shade Do1 Seashore Rose and D02 Daydream retails for RM79, available at Shopee.
Canmake Powder Cheeks SPF 25 PA++ in shade PW39 Violet Purple
With the addition of SPF and hydrating agents in this purple blush, what’s there to hate about it?
This blush is jam-packed with skincare ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, squalane, and royal jelly extract so your cheeks will stay hydrated all day long. Furthermore, because of its moisturising properties, the blush won’t dry out or appear cakey.
Glide this silky-textured blush onto your skin for the perfect purple hue.
Canmake Powder Cheeks SPF 25 PA++ in shade PW39 Violet Purple retails for RM41.22, available at Yesstyle.
I`M MEME I`M Afternoon Tea Blusher Palette in shade 002 Fruit Flavor
If you have oily skin, we recommend you to get this blush if you wish to control that shine. The super fine nano-sized powder formula helps to control sebum and leave a soft finish on your cheekbones.
Its pressed powder texture provides you a long-lasting and buildable blush for a natural and fresh cheek colour that will last throughout the day no matter the weather.
You can pick between the beige, mauve, and deep lavender shades that comes in this palette. So if you’re not up for a purple blush look for the day, this palette will still come in handy no matter what.
I`M MEME I`M Afternoon Tea Blusher Palette in shade 002 Fruit Flavor retails for RM66.33, available at Shopee.