Step into summer with the sunset blush technique

Pairing two shades of blush with highlighter is a trend TikTok influencers swear by – and once you see the results, you’ll know exactly why.
Photo: @alissajanay.

If you’re seeking a new look that will help you stand out this summer, then TikTok’s latest beauty trend is certainly something you should try. 

The Sunset blush is a new trend by TikTok influencer Alissa Janay (@alissajanay), which requires you to use two different shades of blush – one pink and one orange – as well as a highlighter to give your cheeks an ombre hue that wouldn’t look amiss in Santorini at sunset. 


stitch with @Alissajanay SUNSET BLUSH!!😍absolutely stunning #makeuptok #sunsetblush

♬ Jump – Tyla & Gunna & Skillibeng

If this is something you’d be interested in trying out, it’s good to keep in mind that the order in which you apply the products really matters here. 

Start by applying the brighter of your two blushes, which is usually the pink one, to the top part of your cheekbone, and follow this up by applying the lighter shade on the bottom half of the cheekbone. Blend this with a beauty blender or a dense make-up brush, and then apply your highlighter to your cheekbone (not above or below, but right on it), and blend in.

To make sure you get it right, we recommend watching a few TikTok videos to see exactly how the pros do it. But, when it comes to colours, we recommend following your gut feeling or asking the staff at a make-up store. Shades we’ve seen used include orange, bright pink, peach, fuchsia, and lilac. 


Trying @Alissajanay’s sunset blush trend using my favorite @Patrick Ta Beauty blushes 🩷🧡💛 @sephora #PatrickTaBeautyPartner #ad

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