The Most Common Blush Mistakes Women Make

Amanda Montell

Blush is one of the first makeup products many of us ever get our hands on. All it took was a quickly stolen swipe of Mum's bright pink powder for us to see ourselves as glamorous adults, and we've been into blush ever since (or I have, at least). It's no wonder we love the stuff. "Blush can be the easiest way to refresh, refine, and add life to the dullest of complexions," says Natalie Gregor, Benefit's education director. "Blush is the quickest and easiest way to fake the look of health." That is if you know what you're doing.

You'd think after all these years of applying blush we'd have our technique down pat. But according to Gregor as well as a few other top makeup artists, most women are guilty of a few sneaky blush blunders that can actually end up throwing off our entire makeup look. Selecting the wrong blush for your skin tone and applying it in the wrong place can undo all your other hard work. Luckily, our experts are here to help. 

Do you make any of these common blush mistakes? Keep scrolling to see nine things you should never do with your blush (and what you should do instead)!

Now that you know how to wield it the right way, shop the world's most flattering blushes for every skin tone!

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