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How To Apply Blush To Flatter Your Face Shape

How To Apply Blush To Flatter Your Face Shape
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Today’s GLOSSYBOX ‘Advent Calendar’ treat is a brightening blush from Pixi by Petra. Infused with vitamin E and mica, this fabulous muted peach hue is a natural mineral formula that’ll give your cheeks a flawless and fresh finish.

Long-wearing and light-diffusing, the Fresh Face Blush in Beach Rose is about to become your new go-to colour to brighten your complexion.

Apply Blush To Flatter Your Face Shape

Some of you may be thinking that you know how to apply blush, it’s just a quick dab over the apples of your cheeks right? Well, there’s actually a lot more to it than that.

Blush can be used to soften your features, make your face appear longer or shorter and raise your cheekbones. Whatever your face shape, I’ve got the blush trick for you.

How To Identify Your Face Shape

 To apply blush like a pro, the first thing you need to do is identify your face shape.

  • Heart-shaped: Like Reese Witherspoon, you’ll have high cheekbones, a narrow chin and a slightly wider forehead.
  • Square: In a very Keira Knightley-esk way, your forehead is more or less the same width as your cheekbones and chin.
  • Oval: Much like Rihanna, your forehead is slightly wider than your chin and you have prominent cheekbones.
  • Round: Picture Selena Gomez. Your face is as wide as it is long.
  • Long: Boasting Meryl Streep vibes, your forehead, jawline and cheeks are roughly the same length.

Try Out Your Pixi by Petra Blush

At GLOSSY, we’re big fans of the naturally radiant ‘I-woke-up-refreshed’ look that you can achieve with strategically placed blush. Here are a few tips on how to apply your latest Advent gift.


With a heart-shaped face, you shouldn’t just focus on your cheeks. Instead, you want to create a softening blended look. Apply blush to your cheekbones, sweeping from your ear down to the corner of your eye.


If you’ve got a strong jawline, using blush to define your cheekbones will help soften the edges of your face. Apply your blush slightly below your cheekbones a few inches from the side of your nose.


For those of you with an oval face, you’re lucky enough to be able to pull off most blush looks. You can either apply it to the apples of your cheeks and blend, or add a little colour just above your cheekbones to raise their height.


If you want to slim your round face, sweep your blush from your temples along the cheekbones and down towards the mouth. Don’t forget to blend well. You can then make your face appear longer by adding a touch of blush to your chin too.


If you’re looking to shorten your features, make sure no colour extends past the tip of your nose. Instead, you want to apply blush to the apples of your cheeks and blend out towards the temples.

The Story Behind The Brand

Founded by Petra Strand almost two decades ago, Petra Beauty has blossomed from a small boutique in Soho, London, into a world-renowned brand. They are passionate about skincare and makeup that creates a natural radiance. Most of all, we just love that all their products are infused with botanical and beneficial ingredients. You can explore their full range here.

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