The simple steps for applying a cheek tint like a pro

It’s not as hard as it seems

Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / February 02 2017


Pick the right colour

If you have fair skin, pick a product that has a pink tone, like Benefit BeneTint. For those with medium to olive skin, try a peach or coral tint, such as The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Stain in Vineyard Peach.


Swipe it on

Using the brush or sponge applicator, draw three light strokes on the apples of your cheeks, and then very quickly, use your fingertips to blend the colour in and up towards your temples before the product dries.


Repeat if necessary

If the colour isn’t deep enough, you can repeat the process and build it up to your desired intensity. As a general rule of thumb, the darker your skin tone, the more you can layer the product and build the colour without it looking unnatural.

Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.