Ombré blush is the prettiest makeup trend to come out of 2022 so far
By Samantha McMeekin
Editor / January 12 2022
There’s no denying blush has become a base favourite in recent years. And it seems the rouge reign is set to continue in 2022, with ‘ombré blush’ one of the latest makeup trends taking off on TikTok.
Search the hashtag and you’ll find multiple tutorials like this one below by @caitlinnocom.
How to nail the ombré blush trend
1. You’ll need 1-3 blush shades
Cream and liquid blushes appear to be best suited for precise application and blending.
2. Apply from lightest to darkest or darkest to lightest
While most creators seem to apply their deeper shades of blush towards the temples, Leila Nikea did the opposite. She applied a purple shade to her apples and a raspberry shade above it. The results were just as pretty, so it’s worth experimenting both ways.
3. Blend well
Blend your blush from the centre of your face outwards. We recommend using either a stippling brush or a damp beauty blender.
3 blushes we recommend for trying the trend
Other 2022 blush predictions
“I think blush is going to start going a bit higher and less on the nose area and cheeks,” she said. “For that really nice, lifted look, rather than keeping it down here (referring to her apples).”
Guess we’ll have to wait and see…
Want more beauty predictions? Here’s what the experts say will be trending for hair in 2022.