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I have quite a round face so I almost never apply on the apples of my cheeks. I do it just above the hollows of my cheeks and sweep toward my hairline 🙂

Exactly like this. I have a long face with very high cheekbones, so if I don’t put some blush on the apples it ends up looking sort of 80’s drag queenish. I don’t smile when I apply so I don’t get the “droop” effect.

I think my placement s kind of weird, but I’ve never done it on the apple of my cheeks. Or near them, really. You usually can’t see my blush if you look at me straight from the front, only from 3/4s or profile. Like this, basically.

Is it weird if I really enjoyed that visual? I mean, whether or not you used a mouse or something akin to the Wacom, your artistic skills are fab 🙂 Anyway, I too place my blush where you place yours Christine. However, this is just by chance that it’s the most flattering place for my face shape because really, I apply it there because I have acne on the apples of my cheeks/inner cheeks 🙁

That’s how I do mine too! And then I like to bring just the tiniest amount up to my temples for some inexplicable reason.

That’s exactly what I do! I have a somewhat small face, and if I place it on the apples it just takes over my whole face. It’s so much more flattering on me back near my cheekbones. I also sweep a bit up towards my temples to make it look a bit more smooth.

I have relatively small facial features spaced far apart on a wide face. So to keep my cheeks from dragging down I place my blush at the tops of my cheekbones then just right under a sweep of contour or bronzer. It gives the illusion that my face is smaller

I apply blush just below my cheekbones starting behind the apples of my cheeks and blending up to the temple. I never smile because then I end up applying it too low down and I never apply to the apples of my cheeks because I have a round face and I think it makes me look clowny

I apply by my temples, then down my cheekbone so it’s half on-top and half-below the bone. I don’t sweep it close to the middle of my face at all… like, never past the center of my eye.

It depends on the look, my mood, what the blush shade is, and the other face products I’m using. But today I actually applied it where most apply a highlighter, on the high point of my cheeks bones toward my temple but sometimes I do it on the apples and sometimes in the hollow.

I kind of apply it very lightly on my apples and cheekbones. I actually don’t really put blush directly on my apples – just on the outer edge. I read a really good trick from Charlotte from Lipglossiping that you should have a two finger space between the side of your nose and the start of your blush. It definitely works for me, especially since the area around my nose can get reddish, and blush too close accentuates it.

My cheeks already have light, natural blush to them, so I tend to concentrate it in those areas if I’m using a paler blush closer to my coloration. With darker ones, I tend to start at apple, then draw it back and then down across the cheekbones. I’ll then take a very minute amount and dot my chin and temple, blending it into the general skin tone.

I smile and do the apples, which is where I blush naturally. I know Wayne Goss doesn’t like this technique and I’ve tried it his way but, in all honesty, the “smile and hit the apples” really does look best on me.

My blush goes on top of the cheekbones. I saw Lisa Eldridge do this technique for a Cheryl Cole look and it was stunning.

I came across a good bit of information when applying blush that I never thought of before. I use to smile in order to find my apples and then I would apply my blush that way, but the problem with that is when you stop smiling the apples drop lower which means the blush is now lower. I sometimes forget and still do the smile method but I try to just feel where the “apple bone” lol on my face is and I apply it there w/o smiling. But to to each there own, you always look great. =)

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