Blush is kinda like your morning coffee fix. Similar to the way caffeine jolts your system and acts as an immediate mood-booster, blush instantly brightens your face. And, just like many couldn’t fathom the idea of foregoing their daily latte or double shot, there’s a slew of rouge addicts out there who wouldn’t dream of leaving the house without a swipe of color on their cheeks. For the record, we 100% feel you on both accounts.
Unless you’re new to beauty, you probably already know that cream blushes and stains work wonders on your lips, too. But, lately, we’ve been completely hooked on a new method: rocking rouge on our eyes as a subtle way to make us look more awake or bronzed. It’s not just us: Models donned soft apricot shades and berry-toned hues on the runway at shows like Thakoon, Rodarte, and Adam Selman.
To learn more about our new favorite eye-enhancing trick, we tapped makeup artists Amy Strozzi and Jenna Kristina. “One of the trends we’ve seen for spring and summer is a monochromatic palette, as well as shades of pink, blush, and peach on the eyes,” said Strozzi. “A great way to experiment with this trend, without committing to buying pink eyeshadow, is to use your blush as a multipurpose tool.” Ahead, a round-up of blushers that serve as stunning shadows, as well as the pros' tips to mastering this trend at home.