3 Ways To Wear Two-Tone Blush (Using Products That Aren't Necessarily Blush)

How to make the most of all those shades of pink, orange and purple collecting dust in your makeup drawer.
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How to make the most of all those shades of pink, orange and purple collecting dust in your makeup drawer.

Blush is probably my favourite makeup product. It seems like the beauty world is always about a bold lip or a dramatic eye, but what about a statement blush? That's what makes you glow, or in my case, look slightly more alive after five hours of sleep.

The peak of my two-toned blush fascination came when Charlotte Tilbury came out with her Swish and Pop Blushers. Each blush comes with two complementary tones: one to swirl around all over the cheek, and one to pop right onto the apples. Hannah did some cool two-tone blushwork in her Bourdin article, too.

We're blending our shadows all the time, right? So why not blush?

Here's what I came up with.

ORANGE

Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipcolour in Strong, Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadow in Fierce and Tangy. Photography shot with the Canon SL1.

Lush Emotional Brilliance Liquid Lipcolour in Strong, Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadow in Fierce and Tangy. Photography shot with the Canon SL1.

A new way to showcase products.

A new way to showcase products.

For orange, I used Lush's Emotional Brilliance liquid lipstick in Strong, a beautiful, bright blood orange. I like the versatility of these little Emotional Brilliance bottles; they can triple as a lip, eye and cheek colour, and they blend well, too. A little goes a long way.

Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadow in Fierce and Tangy

Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadow in Fierce and Tangy

I mixed it up with my current favourite product, Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadow in Fierce and Tangy. 

I used Strong just under my cheekbone, and Fierce and Tangy above it.

PINK

Benefit's Dandelion and Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Pale Pink

Benefit's Dandelion and Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Pale Pink

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For the pinks, I used Dandelion all over my cheeks.

Then, I applied the darker Pale Pink to my upper cheekbones only.

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PURPLE

Tony Moly Crystal Blusher in Milky Violet, Lancome Holiday Palette in Jewelled Purple

Tony Moly Crystal Blusher in Milky Violet, Lancome Holiday Palette in Jewelled Purple

For the purples, I used Milky Violet all over my cheeks, and then used a darker purple eyeshadow from an old Lancome Holiday Palette on the upper cheekbones.

I come in peace.

I come in peace.

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I think combining blushes is a really cute way to change it up and a great way to use up all the different shades of pink collecting dust in your makeup drawer. 

Me being a Professor of Makeup, aka how 99% of my photos turn out. JK, this picture is cuter.

Me being a Professor of Makeup, aka how 99% of my photos turn out. JK, this picture is cuter.

Have you tried it before? Which is your favourite? Mine is orange, but tomorrow is a different day.