Updated: September 27, 2023
Forgetting your blush at home, or running out completely can be a huge bummer. Did you know you can actually use your lipstick as a cheek tint? It’s a great way to get a rosy flush when you’re in a pinch and get a cohesive look.
Here’s everything you need to know:
1. Stick to warm nudes and pinks
This might be obvious, but your dark lipsticks aren’t ideal for this. Stick to warm neutral tones or pinks. If you’re feeling brave you could even try a tiny bit of red lipstick, but be sure to blend thoroughly and don’t use too much.
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2. Any finish is fine
Like cream blush, different finishes of lipstick will give you different outcomes, but they all work as cheek tints! Metallics and shimmer lipsticks might not work the best, but if you’re going for a super glowy look you might want that.
3. Use your fingers or a beauty blender
Don’t apply your tube of lipstick straight to your skin. Wash your hands thoroughly and then apply a little to the back of the hand. Use your finger or a beauty blender to help blend it into the cheek just like you would cream blush.
4. Blend, blend, blend
Lipstick is meant to be a little more saturated in color than cream blush, so make sure you blend until you get a really nice finish. The last thing you want is patchy pink cheeks.
5. Use a multi-stick product
There are many lip and cheek products out on the market. We love Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Color Balm SPF 50 and HAN Skincare Cosmetics All Natural Multistick.
Rock it like a Redhead!