How to stand out with statement blush

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

But some of the models stood out more thanks to the bold addition of blusher, created by leading make-up artist Pat McGrath. It almost blended into eyeshadow with its placement around the outside of the face, and McGrath didn't hold back with the pink hue.

This is a fun party look if we ever saw one and while you don't have to go as all out with the shade, we certainly recommend you give the style a go!

First, identify your skintone and pick the colour blush accordingly; on Valentino's catwalk pale-skinned beauties had pink tones while darker complexions rocked peachy, bronze vibes. MAC's Powder Blush offers everything from Full Fuchsia (the name says it all) and Pink Swoon, a slightly subtler hue, to peachy options like Modern Mandarin. Or try NYX's Ombre Blush in Feel the Heat for a more vivid finish.

Take a soft, small to medium sized blusher brush and swirl along the top of your cheekbones and guide along to the lids, temples and brow bones, though don't let it reach the hairline.

Don't cover the entire eyelid, just to around halfway will suffice, and ensure you blend to give a soft effect rather than harsh spots of colour.

McGrath brought the whole look together by adding some sparkle to the eyelid, which you can do by using the likes of e.l.f.'s Baked eyeshadow in Pixie Pink or the Apricot-y Enchanted and, blended together with the bold blush, it gives an even more romantic vibe to the make-up.

As for the lips, you don't need to any more colour to the face so stick to a neutral colour and go for a gloss.

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