The beauty aisle is filled with antiaging creams, but did you know that how you do your makeup can also take years off your face? One of the oldest makeup tricks of all time is applying blush on your cheeks to get a flushed, sun-kissed look, and actually adding a little color to your cheeks is the quickest way to look younger (via Style Caster). It could be because babies always have rosy cheeks, and that’s what our brain automatically thinks. Creamy blushes are better at achieving that look as they are more hydrating and blend more easily. Therefore, the blush is a must-have makeup product.
Any makeup bag feels incomplete with a concealer because it is probably the most versatile and multitasking makeup item ever. Valeria Sarnelle, a celebrity makeup artist, told Self, “The concealer should be creamy — not greasy or dry — and easy to apply.” A concealer can help with the cut crease trend, cover up dark undereye circles and random blemishes, even out your skin tone, and give your face a lifted appearance when strategically placed. It is available in various textures, and you always want to consider your skin tone when choosing one, so it seamlessly matches you without looking chalky. Now you can mix two of your favorite makeup products to cover up dark circles, brighten your eyes and give your face a little lift.
The TikTok hack of adding blush to your under-eye concealer is quite genius
TikTok is the go-to social media platform to discover cult-favorite beauty products and learn makeup trends about which we otherwise might never know. According to NPR, the hashtag #TikTokMadeMeBuyIt has over 8 billion views and counting as of January 2022, where we can learn about fabulous products and rediscover tried-and-true products that manage to go viral because millions of people love them. One such makeup trick is blending blush with your undereye concealer. Makeup artist Spencer (@paintedbyspencer) started a riot when he shared an 8-second video where he mixed blush with concealer and said, “If you’re not blending your blush up to your undereye area, you’re missing out-just saying,” because it can instantly erase dark circles and make you brighter looking eyes (via Byrdie).
Celebrity makeup artist Ariel Tejada also tried this makeup trick on Kylie Jenner. Artfully placing a little pink on the undereye gave Jenner a natural look and a clear complexion, per Allure. This easy trick can give you a radiant, lifted appearance. Who would have thought adding a little blush under your eyes could give you a non-surgical facelift?
How to try the blush-concealer trend and why it works on everyone
This TikTok beauty trend is an easy way for those struggling with dark circles to say bye-bye to tired-looking eyes. It takes us back to color theory, where colors opposite each other in the color wheel cancel each other, per Color Wheel Theory. In another video, makeup artist Spencer shared why blush works so well on your under eyes because colors like “pink, peach, or coral” offset the dark undereye area by a simple technique called color correcting (via Byrdie). Makeup artist Lauren Purvis told the outlet, “We usually call this underpainting, which gives a lift to the face and adds color simultaneously.” While the trend works great for those with fair or medium skin tone, she recommends adding “blush higher on the cheek for the same effect if you have a deeper skin tone.” The little trick went viral, and it was not before tons of makeup artists were sharing their take on it. Beauty Content Creator Alissia (@makeupbyalissiac) used the combination of Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush and NYX Professional Makeup Bare With Me Concealer Serum with a concealer brush. She topped off the look with a pink powder blush to set it in place, per Allure. New York City-based makeup artist Tommy Napoli told the outlet, “Blush should be applied as high up on the apple of the cheeks and as close to the under eyes as possible” because applying blush higher gives the “illusion of higher cheekbones” and an instant facelift.
Originally published at https://www.thelist.com on May 20, 2022.