As someone who loves blush, owns at least 12 different types and enjoys experimenting with cool, new hacks, I thought I had seen it all in the world of cheek colour. But I recently discovered Partick Ta’s viral blush hack on Instagram and while I may be very (very) late to the party, what a party it is!
Now in the world of makeup, most rules are meant to be broken and who better to take inspiration from than Patrick Ta, the renowned makeup artist behind Gigi Hadid and Camila Cabello’s stunning looks? Here’s how he’s throwing the old makeup rulebook out the window, just in case you want to, too.
What’s The Hack?
In a super easy tutorial video, he introduces a blush technique that’s all about breaking norms and adding that coveted luminosity to your everyday makeup look. Instead of following the traditional method of setting cream with powder, he advocates for a reverse technique using his Double Take Creme and Powder Blush Duo which comes with a gorgeous cream + powder blush.
Start With Powder Blush: Begin by selecting your favourite powder blush. Gently tap a blush brush into the powder and apply it to the apples of your cheeks. This forms the base of your look.
Prepare Your Tools: Next, lightly dampen your beauty sponge; don’t skip this step since it’s crucial to blend the cream blush seamlessly over the powder without causing separation.
Applying Cream Over Powder: After removing excess water from the sponge, lightly tap it into your cream blush. Then, with gentle rolling motions, apply it over the powder blush. This step requires a light hand to prevent the makeup from caking or separating.
Blending For A Seamless Finish: Blend the edges where the cream meets the powder to create a smooth, unified look. The goal is to achieve a natural transition between the two textures, enhancing the cheeks’ natural contours.
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Why This Technique Stands Out
With a full face of makeup, my goal is to achieve a kind of flawless luminosity without looking too shiny; Patrick Ta’s blush hack is a direct path to achieving this. It offers a radiant, bright ‘flushed from within’ look, contrasting the matte finish commonly seen when setting cream with powder. This technique promises a fresh and lively look, instead of a dry matte.
The overall result is not just dewy, it’s more of a glossy velvet finish that radiates from within. The combination of the powder’s staying power and the cream’s sheen results in a multidimensional, long-lasting glow.
This hack has totally transformed my approach to blush application. In the makeup world, there are always new tricks to learn and boundaries to push -This technique is a game-changer for anyone looking to add a different kind of radiant pop to their cheeks.
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