How to Apply Blush for a Gorgeous Glow

Discover how to apply blush for a gorgeous and healthy-looking glow using two ICONIC Pillow Talk shades and Charlotte's SWISH and POP technique!

From pretty pinks to mesmerising peaches and sun-kissed rosy-bronze hues, discover Charlotte’s iconic collection of two-tone powder blushers in a shade to suit your skin tone! They are the secret to gorgeous, glowing cheeks and a kiss of youthful-looking colour!

Charlotte expertly created the perfect magical blush for everyone, including two different shades of the world-famous Pillow Talk range. If you want to dial up your everyday look, try Cheek to Chic Blush in Pillow Talk Intense! The magical ingredient Light Flex Technology captures and reflects the light for a luminous-looking complexion.

The secrets to a glowing, just-kissed blush are de-coded into a two-step “SWISH & GLOW” ritual for a gorgeous-looking finish every time! Read on for the perfect application.

Pillow Talk Blushes


To begin, cleanse your skin with Goddess Cleansing Ritual, Charlotte’s glow-boosting spa-in-a-jar cleansing duo, followed by the award-winning Charlotte’s Magic Cream to moisturize the skin.

Create a flawless base with your favorite foundation! Looking for full coverage? Try Airbrush Flawless Foundation. Looking for something lighter? Try Light Wonder. And for buildable coverage, try Magic Foundation!

Always apply blusher at the end of your makeup look so you can see how much color you need. Charlotte’s Cheek to Chic blush has a magical, buildable formula, so start by applying a small amount and slowly build up the intensity.

Charlotte's Tips for the Perfect Blusher Application

  1. A closed compact blush in a tawny-brown lid with the CT logo printed on it.

    Step 1: SWISH

    SWISH the Bronzer and Blusher Brush around the outer shade and tap off any excess. Run the brush straight up the cheekbone starting from the apple of the cheek, to structure your face.

  2. An open, two-tone powder blush in a nude pink shade.

    Step 2: POP

    POP the middle shade by dipping your brush into the middle color and tap off any excess. Apply to the apples of the cheeks to make them pop and glow, and blend seamlessly together.

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.