Thanks to YSL BEAUTÉ international make-up artist J. Brandon Correa, who developed the signature technique of stained glass blush, which involves dabbing three shades of blush on cheeks, this has become a sure way to bring a warm glow to your cheeks. According to Correa in an interview with Allure, this technique is based on his thoughts on enhancing the appearance of the face.
It’s not a new thing that makeup trends come and go with the seasons, however the stained glass blush is one that may stand the test of time. A small amount of blush is used in the technique to mimic sunlight reflecting off stained-glass windows and result in an appealing swirl of colors.
To try out this technique here’s what you need to do:
Step 1: Place a pea-sized dot of bright blush on cheekbones, similar to highlighter placement.
Step 2: Add a deeper blush shade to enhance cheek contour, slightly below the bright shade.
Step 3: Choose a blush closest to your flush and add a third dot to the apples of the cheeks.
For a bolder finish, use a synthetic-haired blush brush and softly blend shades in a figure-eight motion. But for a more natural look, blend shades within the same color family with your fingers. Using cream or liquid formulas helps for easier diffusion.
Correa, an ambassador for YSL Nu Lip and Cheeky Balm Tint, prefers Pinch, Flush, and Chills shades for cheekbone, apples, and contours. However, any trio of shades, like Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush, can be used for this technique due to its creamy texture.
Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Soft Pinch Liquid Blush (Lucky)
Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Soft Pinch Liquid Blush (Love)
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Beauty Blush Wand (Dream Pop)
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Beauty Blush Wand (Peach Pop)