We’re sure you’re accustomed to applying blush to the apples of your cheeks, but have you considered wearing blush on your nose? Yes, you read that right. The latest makeup trend involves a totally new placement of this popular face makeup product, and it’s definitely one worth trying. Applying blush to your nose creates a totally natural, sun-kissed complexion (particularly on those with fair skin tones who are more likely to end up with a rosy hue after spending time in the sun). Ready to give the trend a try for yourself? Follow the steps below to achieve a makeup look featuring a dusting of blush on your nose.
STEP #1: PRIME YOUR FACE
As you likely know by now, the best makeup looks should start with a makeup primer. This will help smooth out your complexion while increasing the lifespan of your makeup. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Makeup Lock Primer to your face to prep for the rest of your makeup and give your complexion a radiant boost.
STEP #2: PERFECT YOUR COMPLEXION
Next, you’ll want to give yourself flawless skin to serve as the base for your makeup look. Use the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender to buff out the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation, Lightweight, which will give your skin a natural finish. Bonus: It offers buildable coverage, so you can make your skin look as flawless as you’d like.
STEP #3: BRING OUT THE BLUSH
It’s time for the star of your look: blush! There are two popular ways to apply blush on your nose for a natural, flushed appearance. First, you can opt to sweep the blush over the bridge of your nose, in addition to the apples of your cheeks. Second, you can apply your blush to the tip of your nose. Try both placement options and see which you prefer! Dip a powder blush into the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush Makeup and sweep it onto your nose and cheeks, mimicking your placement preference. (Stick with a cool-toned shade and you won’t end up with a red nose that’s reminiscent of windburn!)
Editor’s note: Prefer cream blush? Lucky for you, a creamy formula will work amazingly for this look, too. Grab one of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Blush Shaping Sticks and swipe some onto the pad of your pointer finger, then dab it onto the tops of your cheekbones and over the bridge of your nose. This will make for an extra natural-looking effect!
STEP #4: ENHANCE YOUR EYES
While you have your blush out, use an eye shadow brush to apply a bit of powder blush in your crease. That little bit of blush will give your eyes a subtle pop while complementing the color on your nose.
STEP #5: ADD SOME HIGHLIGHT
What goes better with a flushed complexion than a radiant glow? Use a tapered highlighter brush to pop the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shimmerista Highlighting Powder onto your cheekbones, cupid’s bow, and tip of your nose.
STEP #6: FLUFF YOUR BROWS
We love the look of fluffy, perfect brows paired with a rosy nose. Use the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Boost & Set Brow Mascara to give your brows a boost in volume and thickness.
STEP #7: APPLY MASCARA
Keep your eyes simple and apply a few coats of mascara to draw just enough attention. Swipe on the L’Oréal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Washable Mascara.
STEP #8: PAINT YOUR POUT
No makeup look is complete without a bit of color on your lips! Paint your lips with one of the nine shades from the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Plump and Shine Lipstick, Sheer Lipstick line for glossy, visibly plumped lips.
STEP #9: SET YOUR LOOK
Last but not least, you’ll want to set your makeup look to ensure your hard work doesn’t go to waste! Spritz the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Shake & Glow Dew Mist over your face to do just that—and add a boost of radiance to your complexion in the process.
Next up: Not sure which shade of blush to use for this look? Here’s How to Find the Best Blush for Your Skin Tone.