Blush is back in a big way and here’s the cool way to wear it

MBFWA New Way To Wear Blush

The ‘80s vibes are STRONG

Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / May 17 2019

If you’ve had a peek at what’s going down at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, you’ve probably noticed the tidal wave of vintage-inspired threads and throwback beauty looks making their way down the runway.

We’re talking the ‘60s Teddy Girl beauty looks, ‘70s-inspired winged eyeliner, and those mesmerising glitter makeup looks.

And honestly, we’re excited.

Thanks to models in the Pared Eyewear show, a statement blush look is everything again. Instead of your average runway show, the brand showcased its eyewear collection on models who stood in arsty boxes. And TBH, the eye-catching retro look almost stole the show.

MBFWA Pared Eyewear

Models showed off striking bright pink blush on their cheeks, matching the statement hue to the pop of colour on their lips for some major ‘80s fantasy vibes.

Rather than wearing the bright blush draped across the apples of their cheeks, notice how it’s been applied on the lower section of the cheeks? This method is an old-school approach known as ‘draping’ and the technique works to sculpt the contours of your face.

While we’ve always thought applying your blush low on your cheeks is a surefire way of ‘dragging’ your whole makeup look down, this look proves that is can actually enhance your features. Plus, it gives a fun, modern twist to your usual makeup look.

MBFWA Pared Eyewear

If you want to try the trend without looking overly ‘done,’ start by sweeping a light dusting of blush powder on the lower part of your cheeks (your natural bone structure), and work on building the intensity as you go. Don’t go all out straight away! And if you’ve gone a little overboard, simply blend the blush with a cotton pad or puff. That, or add a very thin layer of foundation over it, to make it look more naturally flushed.

If you want to go for a glowy makeup look rather than a matte one, we suggest using a cream blush or a lipstick over your regular powder formula. This will give you a more low-key version of the look – just keep the application light, then build the intensity of colour slowly. If you’re going down the lipstick route, simply tap it onto the cheeks for a light flush. Also, make sure you opt for a balm version or one that can be easily blended out with your fingers or a foundation brush. Try Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain Lipstick in shade 555, NARS Audacious Lipstick or Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Balm in Rose.

If you’re looking for more beauty trends straight from MBFWA 2019, check out the hair accessories you’re about to see *everywhere*.

What do you think of this ‘80s blush look? Would you try it? Let us know in the comment section below.

Main and inset image credit: Getty

Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.