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Is it just us, or is every beauty influencer and MUA really obsessing over blush atm?  Marking a shift away from glam bronzed contouring, a flush of bold colour is sooo on-trend for spring '22. We couldn't help but hip-hip-hooray because Huda Kattan is already all over this trend – and her new Huda Beauty Cheeky Tint Blush Stick is on ASOS right now 🥵 The formula is creamy, the design makes it easy to apply, and there are five adorbs colours. But how do we get the most out of it – and, crucially, how do we nail the application for our face shape? We chatted to the brand’s uber-talented MUA and Education Manager, Nadia Fihema, to find out 🌸
Huda Kattan with the Cheeky Tint Blush Stick | ASOS Style Feed

Huda Kattan with the Cheeky Tint Blush Stick in Rebel Red, £21.


Hi Nadia, let’s get straight to it! Why do you love the new Cheeky Tint Blush Stick?

Hi! These babies are super-blendable and easy to use, even for people new to makeup. There’s a colour for everyone – you can even mix and match them to make your own shade, or create that ombré blush look we’re seeing everywhere right now. They’re also waterproof and budge-proof, so you won’t have to keep re-applying during the day.

Oh wow, literally everything you could want. When would you apply blush in your routine?

I always apply a blush after a bronzer because I love a vibrant pop of colour, but if you want something more subtle, go under your bronzer. The Cheeky Tint works under or over powder or cream products, so you could do either.

How much of the blush should we be applying?

Its totally up to you! For a natural look, dot Cheeky Tint on the cheeks and blend out using your fingers in a tapping motion. For an intense look, apply it directly on to a brush and buff it into your cheeks.

Huda Beauty Cheeky Tint Blush Sticks | ASOS Style Feed

The five shades of Cheeky Tint Blush Sticks (£21) - all on ASOS now!

Love that. What’s the best way of keeping your blush in place?

Cheeky tint will stay in place all day, so you can apply and forget about it – but if you want extra reassurance, I’d apply a light layer of Easy Bake setting powder over the top. This will slightly mattify the look, so if you want to keep it dewy, just spritz on Huda Beauty Glow Coco setting spray – easy!

What’s your best tip or hack for using the Huda Beauty Blush stick?

I'm obsessed with Huda’s own hack to fake post-holiday skin. It’s so easy – just apply Cheeky Tint to all the contoured areas of the face, such as nose, forehead and cheeks, and tap in with your fingers to get that sunkissed effect.

Ohh we’re defo trying that. What brush, or blender, is best for applying blush?

You can use any tool, including your fingers! But I do love the incredible Glowish Bronzing brush, which’ll help with adding more colour and makes it easy to buff the product into the skin. I also love using a damp Basic B sponge to give you a more natural look.

We’ve seen that the best blush placement varies according to your face shape. So, where would you recommend putting blush on a round face?

The goal is to add definition and structure to the face – so, sweep your blush, starting from your ear, down towards the cheekbones and towards the mouth. You can also add a little blush onto the chin to help make your face appear longer.

The Huda Beauty Cheeky Tint Blush Stick | ASOS Style Feed


The Cheeky Tint Blush Stick in Coral Cutie, £21. 


What about for a square-shaped face? Or a heart-shaped face?

For a square-shaped face, the goal is to soften the features and give the illusion of a rounder fuller face shape, so apply the blush slightly below the cheekbones and blend out into the hairline to sculpt. For a heart-shaped face, some areas can seem pointier, so our aim is to soften the jawline. I’d apply my blush to the outer corner of the cheekbone – starting from the ear and ending at the end of the outer corner of the eye. You can also add a hint of blush to the temples and a touch on the forehead to balance out the width of your forehead with your chin.

And what do people with oval or diamond-shaped faces need to know about blush placement?

If you have a diamond-shaped face, you’ll want to draw attention to the cheekbones, so I’d apply blush along the top of the cheekbone and blend out towards the ears. Someone with an oval face can apply blush wherever they want due to the symmetry of the shape! A little sweep of it over your cheekbones would be lovely. Top tip: aim to place the colour just above the bone rather than in the hollow beneath it; this’ll help raise the height of your cheekbone.

Last but not least, if you have an oblong face shape where is the best place for your blush?

You may want to create a rounder and wider face shape, so apply blush on the cheekbones below the outer corners of the eyes and blend well. Try not to extend the blush lower than the tip of the nose – this shortens the features.


Now you know what to do – but where can you shop the newbies? Below, ofc ✨