How to Get Boyfriend Blush Look
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A new makeup technique that gives a youthful look has emerged. This time, it has a sporty vibe. The boyfriend blush look mimics the natural flush of athletic and energetic boys.

What is the boyfriend blush?

Boyfriend blush is a makeup trend inspired by the natural flush seen on energetic youthful boys. It has a wider and more generous blush application area. It mimics the flush after outdoor activities like rugby or polo, focusing on where pink naturally appears. This technique extends the color across the cheeks and down toward the chin, giving a sporty, youthful look. It's a fun, Gen-Z makeover of the traditional blush application, encouraging a fuller cheek flush.

How to Get the Look

Step 1 | Choose your blush

To achieve the boyfriend blush look, start by selecting a blush shade that mimics a natural flush, similar to the color you get after a workout. You can test this by lightly pinching your cheeks to see the hue that looks most realistic. Placement is key, so focus on keeping the pigment in the center of your cheeks rather than higher up on your cheekbones.

Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush, with its 12 shades to choose from, is fit for the boyfriend blush look. This soft, silky blush adds a touch of color and radiance to your complexion. The ultra-fine texture allows for easy application and buildable coverage, using the deluxe brush for on-the-go touch-ups. 

Step 2 | Shape your blush

Makeup artist Mallory Osses, known for breaking down this look, suggests creating a triangular shape with the blush. Start from the center of your face, extend the blush out along the bottom of your cheekbone, and then bring it down into a V-shape. Use a buffing brush to blend the blush into your skin for a seamless, natural finish.

Step 3 | Add nose bridge blush

For a more authentic appearance, consider adding a hint of blush to the bridge of your nose. This technique adds a playful touch and can enhance the overall effect. Remember, the goal is to achieve a flushed, healthy glow as if you have just finished a brisk run.

Overall, the boyfriend blush trend adds warmth and color to your complexion, giving you a fresh, youthful appearance. Have fun experimenting with different shades and techniques to find what works best for your face shape.