You’ve probably used a rosy blush or one that’s peachy for a natural-looking flush. But chances are, you’ve never tried blue blush.

Yup, there’s a new makeup trend making its rounds on social media, and that involves using blue blush instead of your usual pinks.

And we know what you’re thinking, “Won’t blue blush make me look like some sort of zombie?”

Well, to find out if it actually does, keep reading.

How blue blush transforms your makeup look

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Using a blue blush sounds slightly strange. However, users on TikTok and XiaoHongShu claim that using a pale blue blush helps to neutralise sallow tones in the skin. This way, it also doubles up as a highlighter to even out your complexion.

What blue blush does is add depth to any depressions of the face too. So if you have any sunken features that may appear dull, this blush can help create smoother, brighter planes.

Photo source: @阳阳子/XiaoHongShu

To ensure that the blue blush doesn’t make you look pale and ghastly, it helps to first dust on a thin layer of pink blush on the apples of your cheeks to give your complexion a slight flush.

Afterwards, you can layer the blue blush on top as a highlighter. You can also dab some blue blush on the inner corner of your eye, around your nose, under your eyebrows, and the corners of your mouth.

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The radiant finish of the blue blush will also give a nice glow to your skin without adding too much shine, creating a more seamless look.

Does blue blush work on darker skin tones?

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One concern we have is that blue blush may not work best on darker skin tones.

Many TikTok users commented that the blue pigments might look patchy if you have a skin tone darker than a light-medium shade.

But fret not, because we found another cool-toned blush that’s perfect for those with deeper skin tones.

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Purple blush is still in the cool-tone range but it is slightly warmer compared to blue, which helps it show up better on darker skin.

Meanwhile, the coolness of this hue will add depth and even out swallow undertones just like the blue blush.

Take your pick from a powder, liquid, or cream blush. If you’re looking for something more subtle, either dab on the cream blush using a fluffy blush or dust on some purple powder blush for a softer finish.

We hope you’re as eager as us to try this new trend out! Here are some blue and purple blushes to try.

Related read: Purple blush is having a huge moment right now – here are 10 blushers to try

Blue and purple blushes to try

Flower Knows Circus Gradient Blush in 01 Blue Moonlight

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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 hues you’ll need. It’s a gradient blush so you’ll be getting both a pastel blue and pastel pink shade in one gorgeous pan.

Plus, its soft powder texture can be dusted onto your skin for a weightless finish.

Flower Knows Circus Gradient Blush in 01 Blue Moonlight retails for S$44, available at Shopee.

Judydoll Two-Color Blush in Do1 Seashore Rose and D02 Daydream

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Here is another two-in-one blush that’ll fit nicely into any purse or bag.

D01 Seashore Rose features a baby blue and deep rose shade while D02 Daydream has a pastel lavender pan with a baby pink one.

Judydoll Two-Color Blush in shade Do1 Seashore Rose and D02 Daydream retails for S$23, available at Shopee.

Canmake Powder Cheeks SPF 25 PA++ in PW39 Violet Purple

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With the addition of SPF and hydrating agents in this purple blush, you’re bound to fall in love with this formula.

This blush is jam-packed with skincare ingredients like hyaluronic acid, squalane, and royal jelly extract, so your cheeks will stay hydrated all day long. Because of its moisturising properties, the blush won’t dry out or appear cakey.

Canmake Powder Cheeks SPF 25 PA++ in PW39 Violet Purple retails for S$12.11, available at Yesstyle.

I`M MEME I`M Afternoon Tea Blusher Palette in 002 Fruit Flavor

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If you have oily skin, we recommend this blush 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 gives you a natural, fresh colour that lasts.

You can pick between the beige, mauve, and deep lavender shades that come in this palette. So if you’re not up for purple blush for the day, this palette will still come in handy for other looks.

I`M MEME I`M Afternoon Tea Blusher Palette in 002 Fruit Flavor retails for S$22.97, available at Shopee.