How To Get Song Hye Kyo’s ‘Sunburn’ Blush
When we think of Korean beauty a few familiar faces come to mind, but the one that always comes straight to us is Song Hye Kyo. The beloved Korean actress has been on our screens for years and she remains just as much a style and beauty icon today as when she first popped up on screens.
In fact, Song is unarguably one of those stars who are ageing backwards and, we can’t quite believe that she’s about to turn 39 this year. And always one to keep up with (and start the latest trends) just recently the star released a series of new images of her sporting one of our favourite beauty looks of hers yet.
Song is known for sporting an all-natural look with minimal makeup, but in her most recent shoot, she enhanced her natural features with one of the biggest beauty trends this year - bold, blushing cheeks, that almost mimic the effect of looking sunburnt.
Despite blusher having taken a backseat to extreme contouring and see-it-from-space highlighting, bold blusher is the makeup look to adopt right now. This look is nothing new though, in fact, bold blushing cheeks have always been popular in Japan. Take a trip to Osaka, Tokyo or Nagoya and you’ll see nearly every girl sporting flushed rosy cheeks.
Everyone suits blusher, but it takes more than just finding the right colour for your skin tone - knowing how to blend it is all part of the trick. Below we breakdown how you can create the look of naturally flushed cheeks like a pro.
The Shy Girl Blush
As the name suggests, this makeup is to imitate the effect of naturally flushed cheeks which you’ll get when shy or embarrassed. Though you would have heard that you should apply blush to the apples of your cheeks, when you are going for a bold blusher look it’s best to stay away from any area of your skin below your cheekbones. Simply swipe your blush across and above your cheekbones to brighten your skin while giving it a lifted appearance.
The Korean Heart Blush
Heart-shaped blusher has been a major trend amongst Korean girls and we love its fun and flirty appeal. For every day, however, this look is best-worn toned-down a notch. For a natural heart-shaped flush, pick your favourite pink or rose-toned blush and sweep in a V-motion using a light hand.
The Barely-there Blush
Applying blush to the apples of your cheeks is the classic and most common method of applying blush. Its popularity stems from the fact that it gives an ultra-natural effect — like you just got back from a light jog and it couldn't be simpler to do. Imitate the look of a healthy, glowing complexion by swirling a small dab of colour onto the apples of the cheeks and buffing it out in circular motions.