Alert! The summer trend of the year “Boyfriend Blush” doesn’t require a specific relationship status to achieve its coveted look.

Instead, it draws inspiration from the natural flush you might experience post-exercise or in hot weather. This latest TikTok sensation is all about capturing that fresh, healthy glow.

While its origins may stem from social media, the technique itself relies on classic shades and application methods that you can easily recreate at home.

Ahead, everything you need to know about the viral “Boyfriend Blush” trend and how to get the look.

What is the “Boyfriend Blush”?


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Although this blush technique is versatile and can be applied to all face shapes, the Daily Vanity team experimented with the trend and observed that it particularly complements those with longer face shapes.
For individuals with acne-prone skin, this technique might be challenging, as it could potentially accentuate blemishes, making it appear as though there’s a breakout.
However, there’s a simple workaround: those with acne-prone skin can still enjoy the “Boyfriend Blush” trend by opting for a lighter blush shade, ensuring it differentiates from any skin imperfections.

Ready to try out the “Boyfriend Blush” trend? Here are some blush options to get you started.

New Blushes To Try!

Sheglam Colour Bloom Liquid Blush

Sheglam is a new contender to the beauty scene, offering a perfect balance between quality and affordability. Their collection boasts fourteen blush shades, available in both matte and shimmer finishes, catering to diverse skin types and tones.

In addition to being lightweight and long-lasting, this blush is formulated with alcohol-free, skin-nourishing ingredients, ensuring hydration and a radiant complexion.

The Colour Bloom Liquid Blush Matte-Finish retails for RM28 at Sheglam.

Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Cheek and Lip Tint

Benetint delivers a rosy hue that suits all skin tones and stays vibrant throughout the day.

Easy to apply and blend, this iconic product offers a fresh, radiant look that can be effortlessly customised for any occasion. As it is a tint, apply a small enough and blend with your fingers for a more even application.

Known for long-lasting wear, Benetint stands out from other blushes by being more resistant to fading and smudging.

The Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Cheek and Lip Tint retails for RM136 at Sephora.

Nars Blush

Nars Blush holds a revered status among beauty enthusiasts for its iconic shades and exceptional craftsmanship.

Its finely milled texture ensures a seamless application, delivering a radiant hue that complements the skin with a gentle, buildable effect across its seven shades. Notably, “777 Orgasm” stands out as a beloved favourite, offering a universally flattering peachy-pink tone infused with a delicate golden shimmer.

Endorsed by both makeup professionals and enthusiasts alike, Nars Blush continues to be highly recommended for achieving a natural, luminous glow that enhances the complexion.

The Nars Blush retails for RM160 at Nars counters and Sephora.

Milk Makeup Cooling Water Jelly Tint

As summer approaches, the Milk Makeup Cooling Water Jelly Tint emerges as a hydrating gel stick offering a revitalising burst of colour for both cheeks and lips.

Enriched with caffeine and seawater, this refreshing tint not only invigorates the skin but also imparts a natural, luminous summer radiance. Encased in a convenient tube, its lightweight formula ensures effortless application.

The Milk Makeup Cooling Water Jelly Tint retails for RM112 at Milk Makeup.

Too Faced Cloud Crush Blush

The Too Faced Cloud Crush Blush offers a light and airy touch, delivering a gentle, naturally flushed look to your cheeks.

Its groundbreaking formula guarantees effortless application and a sensation of weightlessness on your skin.

With six charming shades presented in adorable packaging, this blush is enriched with moisturising components. Not only does it provide a burst of color, it also promotes a dewy, radiant complexion.

The Too Faced Cloud Crush Blush for RM174 at Cult Beauty.