From using a blue blush to matching your lipstick to your blush effortlessly, beauty gurus on TikTok have come up with so many clever hacks and trends to help us achieve a gorgeous flush. This new trend, however, will get your creative juices flowing.
an ethereal flush of aura blush with @glossier cloud paint ☁️ #glossierpartner
Dubbed “aura blush”, the trend involves blending three different blush shades, as shown by TikTok user @aoifeartist.
Similar to the “aura nails” trend, the gradient blooms outwards from the centre.
Why should you try “aura blush”
Just look at how stunning these blush looks are.
By mixing different blush shades together, you’ll get a multi-dimensional flush that adds depth to your looks.
If you prefer a sweet, feminine, look you can go for a mix of pink, red, and orange. Or, if you’re going for a more sultry vibe, you can mix mauves, purples, and maroons.
The possibilities are endless with this blush and we think that it’s the perfect way to spice up your makeup routine.
How to achieve “aura blush”
Step 1: Pick your three shades
“Aura blush” is a typically a blend of three colours and you can try more but we recommend you to start out with three to experiment with.
Pick anything you like! Go for whatever suits you and the occasion you’ll be wearing the blush for.
All you need to do is ensure that among the three blushes there is one light coloured blush, one dark coloured blush, and one bright coloured blush.
They can be from the same colour family or from totally different ones. For example if you want a full pink flush, you can try a baby pink blush, a dark pink, and a neon pink shade.
Or if you want a more obvious “aura”, you can pick a baby pink blush, a deep mauve one, and an orange shade.
Play around with the colours you have and try everything before you decide on a blend that goes well for you.
Step 2: Light blush
Take the lightest blush shade you have and spread it across your cheeks. The lightest shade will act as a base for the entire blend.
Whether you decide to apply it on your cheekbones for a mini “facelift” or on your lower cheeks to give yourself a fuller face look, ensure that your blush is covering the widest surface area.
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Step 3: Dark blush
Dab a dot of the darker blush on top of the base you’ve just created. Make sure you don’t use too much product as the dark pigments might cover up the light blush below it.
Once you make that dot, blend the dark blush outwards in a circular motion.
Step 3: Bright blush
Time for the finishing touch to this next-level flush: a dot of your bright blush.
Apply it in the centre of the dark blush circle before blending it out with your finger.
Step 4: Blend and “seal”
You can either use a small, dense brush or your finger to blend everything out. Make sure you’re blending in circular motions from the centre outwards.
Once you’re satisfied with the blend, you can take the optional step of sealing it all in.
Grab a liquid highlighter and spread it gently over the blend. Try to use a highlighter that has little to no pigmentation. We only want this optional step to give your flush a dewy glow.
The final look
Now it’s up to you to play around with the colours and the placement of your gradient to find what suits you best.
Notice how multi-dimensional your flush looks now? Combining three colours into one really personalises the blush so that it matches your personal look and style.
Go ahead and use the blushes you already have in your cabinet. Pick a liquid or cream blush for a more obvious pigmentation. If you want a softer gradient then reach out for your powder blushes.
Some TikTok users even used eyeshadows to replace the blushes to achieve a more vibrant and striking look.
We personally recommend you use a liquid blush for this trend since its texture makes it relatively easier to blend out with your fingers.
Products you’ll need for “aura blush”
Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush
We can’t talk about pigmented blushes without mentioning Rare Beauty. Everyone on every social media platform has been singing praises about this blush for the longest time.
It has a highly-pigmented and long-lasting formula so you’ll only need less than a dot for every step of this trend.
Other than its excellent formula, there is also a range of colours for you to choose from. You can pick a purple one like Faith or an orange one like Radiant.
Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush retails for S$33, available at Sephora.
Glossier Cloud Paint
This is the blush that TikTok users have been creating their “aura blush” with. Packaged in a paint tube-like bottle, this blush will definitely make you feel like an artist.
This gel-cream texture goes on sheer upon application so you’ll have no trouble blending it out. It even has special blurring pigments to give your flush a soft-focus effect that blurs the look of pores.
There are yellow, orange, pink, and red shades for you to pick up.
Glossier Cloud Paint retails for S$20 (~S$27.27), available at Glossier.
A’PIEU Juicy-Pang Water Blusher
For an extra dewy finish, try this water blusher.
Its formula is pigmented and blendable so you can create a seamless “aura blush” gradient that’s long-lasting.
One swipe of each sheer shade and you’ll feel as if you’re painting your cheeks with watercolour paint.
You’re definitely spoilt for choice with the colour range that A’PIEU has to offer. There are purples, corals, pinks, reds, and nudes to play with.
A’PIEU Juicy-Pang Water Blusher retails for S$14.74, available at Yesstyle.
Featured image credit: @ttmaryana/TikTok, @aoifeartist/TikTok, and @nesmates/TikTok