3 Ways To Wear Two-Tone Blush (Using Products That Aren't Necessarily Blush)

How to make the most of all those shades of pink, orange and purple collecting dust in your makeup drawer.
Publish date:
December 12, 2013
blushes, eyeshadows, lipsticks, maybelline, lush, Benefit, Lancome, bobbi brown, tony moly, charlotte tilbury, two-toned

Blush is probably my favourite makeup product. It seems like the beauty world is always about a bold lip or a dramatic eye, but what about a statement blush? That's what makes you glow, or in my case, look slightly more alive after five hours of sleep.

The peak of my two-toned blush fascination came when Charlotte Tilbury came out with her Swish and Pop Blushers. Each blush comes with two complementary tones: one to swirl around all over the cheek, and one to pop right onto the apples. Hannah did some cool two-tone blushwork in her Bourdin article, too.

We're blending our shadows all the time, right? So why not blush?

Here's what I came up with.


For orange, I used Lush's Emotional Brilliance liquid lipstick in Strong, a beautiful, bright blood orange. I like the versatility of these little Emotional Brilliance bottles; they can triple as a lip, eye and cheek colour, and they blend well, too. A little goes a long way.

I mixed it up with my current favourite product, Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eyeshadow in Fierce and Tangy.

I used Strong just under my cheekbone, and Fierce and Tangy above it.


For the pinks, I used Dandelion all over my cheeks.

Then, I applied the darker Pale Pink to my upper cheekbones only.


For the purples, I used Milky Violet all over my cheeks, and then used a darker purple eyeshadow from an old Lancome Holiday Palette on the upper cheekbones.

I think combining blushes is a really cute way to change it up and a great way to use up all the different shades of pink collecting dust in your makeup drawer.

Have you tried it before? Which is your favourite? Mine is orange, but tomorrow is a different day.