Natural-Looking Blush Tutorial

Follow Charlotte’s natural-looking blush tutorial and give your cheeks a soft, love-blushed flush.

Darlings, there’s something about putting on blush that sends your makeup look into the dreamiest dimension! Charlotte adores the look of rosy, blushing cheeks, and has created cream, liquid and powder blushes to give blush lovers everywhere the natural-looking blush of their beauty dreams!

Discover her tutorial for a natural-looking blush look below…

Bella Tilbury model shot

How To Create a Natural-Looking Blush Look

  1. An open foundation wand in gold packaging with a pump dispenser and a medium-brown-coloured body to show the shade of the foundation inside.

    Step 1: Light, Luminous Base

    Before your blush, apply Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation to create the perfect canvas for your cheek makeup. For a natural-looking blush look, you’ll want to keep your base makeup light to perfect the look of your complexion while helping your blush to look soft and seamless. Charlotte created this medium-buildable foundation to unlock your best skin day, every day, giving the face a healthy-looking glow and setting the stage for your natural-looking blush application!

    Tilbury Tip: There are 30 SHADES of Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation to give a spectrum of skin tones their perfect match!

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  2. Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wand in Pillow Talk is Charlotte's easy liquid blush formula

    Step 2: Dots of Blush!

    Charlotte’s NEW! Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wands are easy liquid blushes that are perfect for creating a natural-looking blush look! Designed to be dotted onto the apples of the cheeks to provide the perfect pop of colour, Charlotte’s blush wands give the cheeks a natural-matte finish in your perfect Pillow Talk shade! To give the cheeks a naturally flushed look, apply one dot of liquid blush to the centre of the cheeks and blend upwards and outwards towards the ears for a dreamily lifted effect!

    Tilbury Tip: Pillow Talk is the ultimate beauty escapism… if you want more blush, just DIAL UP THE DOTS!

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  3. Cheek to Chic in Pillow Talk Intense, a richly pigmented, two-toned pressed powder blush

    Step 3: Swish & Pop!

    To give your cheeks a pretty, pearlescent sheen, reach for Charlotte’s SWISH & POP powder blushes, Cheek to Chic! These two-toned blushes are perfect for adding dimension to your blush look, subtly flushing the cheeks with soft shimmer for a gorgeous, natural-looking glow! With Charlotte’s Bronzer and Blusher Brush, SWISH around the outer ring of your blush to pick up your natural-looking shade, then tap into the centre for the perfect POP of colour! Apply over the top of your Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wand on the apples of your cheeks and create a luminous look that you’ll fall in love with!

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  4. Pillow Talk Medium Beauty Light Wand is a pink-nude blush and highlighter inspired by Charlotte's signature shade

    Step 4: Blush and Glow!

    Beauty Light Wands are the key to natural-looking blush with a sensational glow! All over the world, beauty lovers are OBSESSED with Charlotte’s beacons of beauty light – her Beauty Light Wands are BESTSELLERS and SELL-OUT SENSATIONS that give EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE the dreamiest glow they could wish for! Liquid blush-highlighters in Pillow Talk Original and Pillow Talk Medium fuse LIGHT-FLEX TECHNOLOGY with the BEAUTIFYING DNA of Pillow Talk to unlock romantic radiance with the wave of a magic makeup wand! Choose your perfect shade and swipe onto the high points of your cheekbones – higher than your matte blush placement – and give your complexion the glow of RED-CARPET BEAUTY LIGHTS!

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  5. Collagen Lip Bath plumping-effect lip gloss in clear, high-shine Refresh Rose

    Step 5: Finishing Touches

    Darlings, now that you’ve perfected your natural-looking blush, it’s time to complete the look! Charlotte recommends keeping the lips and eyes soft and sparkling to complement your gently pinched cheek makeup look.

    On the eyes, choose Eyes to Mesmerise cream eyeshadow in Pillow Talk, a shimmering pink that’s fresh from a daydream, and then apply Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! for a lift and lengthen effect!

    For the lips, use Lip Cheat to line and define your lip shape, then apply a gorgeous gloss to perfect your fresh-faced, naturally radiant look. Charlotte suggests applying her Pillow Talk Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk, Pillow Talk 2. Medium or Pillow Talk 3. Intense to fill in the lips, then a clear coat of Collagen Lip Bath plumping-effect lip gloss in Refresh Rose as a kissable combination that perfectly complements your natural-looking blush look!

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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.