Want to embrace summer’s sunniest trend without baking by the beach? Bhavana Choudhari tells you how to fake the sunburnt look with blush. Men or women – it’s everyone’s go-to mantra this year!
One stunning makeup trend has been dominating the market lately. And you know which one it is?? Well, it’s the look that resembles pretty children in the mountainous regions with soft pink sunburnt cheeks! Everyone seems to be smitten by this look… and is going through great lengths to fake the sunburnt look. Can’t blame them… it does look stunning!! A dash of a reddish hue on supple cheeks, mixed with a bit of natural dryness all over the face, does look super cute.
Inspired by literal sunburn, this trend that has hit the market is all about incorporating a bright-coloured look on the face, while keeping it as subtle and less dramatic as possible. While in reality, a sunburnt look can only happen through actually getting sunburnt, the good news is that the makeup industry has conceived perfect alternatives to get the similar look without actually having to expose your skin to harsh and harmful UV rays. “The ‘sunburnt’ blush look is huge right now because trends in makeup are moving away from overdone, to fresh and natural on the skin — the ‘clean girl’ aesthetic, if you will,” celebrity makeup artiste Cortney Hart told ‘Glamour’. She added, “A flushed apple on the cheek that carries over the bridge of the nose is youthful, playful and reminiscent of a long day on the beach. It’s chic and effortless; and perfect for summer!”
Here’s all you need to know about looking sun-kissed…
What Is Sunburn Blush?
Sunburn blush is a new trend that has gone viral as it promises to give you a glowing face and pink cheeks without any actual sun damage to your skin.
How To Get It?
- To get the right fake sunburnt look, you need a blush that is high in pigment content. Keep in mind that the tone of the blush should be warmer to keep it as natural as possible, unless you want to look too dramatic. Once you zero in on the blush, you are all set to start.
- Instead of up on your cheekbones, place blush on the spots where you naturally burn. Generally, when people burn in the sun, the pigment hits the cheeks and the tip of the nose as well. This is the look you may want to achieve and that is possible by carrying your blush high on the apples of the cheeks, and across the bridge of your nose.
- While people like to experiment with many colors, this trend has gained popularity because it is all about finding a natural shade for your coloring, and not going overboard.
- From Kareena Kapoor Khan to Alia Bhatt and Gigi Hadid, everyone is trying this new makeup trend. Celebrities are opting for a softer and natural look right on the apples of the cheeks. American model Hailey Beiber and Addison Rae Easterling – an American social media personality, actress, dancer and singer – are major fans of the look. Bella Hadid, a popular model, sported this look at this year’s Met Gala.
- “It’s best to use warm rosy tones that look similar to how the sun or maybe some exercise would cause your skin to flush. It really does depend on your skin tone,” said Hart. “I like to use creamy and slightly sheer formulas to keep the look glowy and natural.”
- You really want it to look like the sun hit you in all the right places, so taking your time choosing the right color is the most important aspect of this uber cool look.
- Basically, to keep it simple and elegant, a dab on each cheek and one on your nose should be enough to turn you flushed.
- For this makeup style, it is very important to know how much blush is to be applied. You want to look slightly sunburnt, not like you have had a heatstroke and your skin is charred. Maintain a light hand while donning this look. Keep it smart and elegant; do not overdo it. That is why the colour and formulation of the blush are what really matter here. Cortney Hart recommends MAC Glow Play Blush in Blush. A lipstick or stain (like Noto Botanics) is also great for that natural, lived-in vibe.
- Keep in mind that the blusher shade closely resembles the color you naturally get when you get sunburnt.
- Start with applying the blush to your nose and cheeks. The idea is to apply the blusher in the shape of a ‘W,’ starting from the corner of the left cheek, moving towards the nose, and then ending at the end of the right cheek. Blending is key. You want to look just slightly burnt and completely natural.
- When done the right way, this different but chic and bold makeup technique will add a perfect dash of color to the right points of your face. This will brighten up your complexion and give you a really fresh look!
- If you want the effect to last for a longer time, use a powder blush over the same spot where you have already applied your cream or liquid blush.
- In case you think you have overdone the blush, remove some with a face brush. But if you are ready to experiment and showcase your bold and bright side, let the blush stand out!
- Those who love the monochromatic style of makeup will enjoy this technique, given that it uses only one soft color over the entire center of the face.
- The sunburnt look shows up differently on lighter and darker skin tones. On lighter skin, it will give a typical reddish tone, and on darker skin, the hue will be mild.