Strawberry Makeup: The Trend for Flushed Cheeks
This time, a healthy dose of flushed, pinky, red blush. Strawberry Makeup, also known as Strawberry Girl Makeup, is all about achieving fresh, youthful-looking skin with a touch of playfulness. The key elements of this makeup trend include faux freckles, a glossy lip, and, of course, plenty of blush high on the cheekbones and across the bridge of the nose.
The Search for the Perfect Red Blush
If you’re looking to try out the Strawberry Makeup trend, finding the right blush shade is essential. To help you out, I’ve compiled a list of ten amazing red blush options that will give you that perfect pinky flush.
The Long-Lost Favorites: Josie Maran and The Body Shop
Rest in peace, discontinued favorites. Josie Maran’s Coconut Water Gele and The Body Shop’s Red Pomegranate tint, as worn by Emma Watson, were both beloved red blushes that many would’ve adored for this trend. It’s a shame they’re no longer available, but don’t worry, there are still fantastic alternatives.
The Hailey Bieber Effect: Strawberry Makeup Goes Viral
Hailey Bieber is often credited with popularizing the Strawberry Makeup trend after sharing her TikTok look. However, Rudi Berry was already nailing it with her own version. She even launched her own freckle pen, which Hailey Bieber recently wore. The name “Berry” seems quite fitting for this trend, don’t you think?
Unveiling the True Shade of Strawberry
When we think of the color strawberry in terms of makeup, we’re not talking about a strawberry milkshake. There’s something unique about the pinky-red of strawberry lipstick or blush. Interestingly, very few red blushes on the market are actually true reds. They often appear more as deep pinks when applied. However, these sheer out beautifully, allowing you to achieve that soft and subtle strawberry look.
Tomato Girl Makeup: A Slight Variation
Now, you might be wondering about Tomato Girl Makeup. The main difference lies in the warmer red tones used, rather than the pinky-red of Strawberry Makeup. It’s akin to the distinction between cooler, berry-toned red lipsticks and warmer, fiery reds. Both trends offer their own unique charm, so feel free to experiment and find the style that suits you best.
Benefit Benetint: A Water Light, Deep Pink Flush
A very popular starting point in the liquid blush world would be Benefit Benetint. It provides a water-light, deep pink flush that you can brush on quicker than you can sing the chorus of Strawberry Kisses by Nikki Webster. But I’m sure all of you have seen this rosy flush before, so I wanted to come up with some other formulas.
Danessa Myricks Vision Flush: A Satiny Finish
If you’ve watched my videos before, you might have met Danessa Myricks Vision Flush. It is one of my favorite multitasking makeup textures with a satiny finish. It is easy to blend but lasts well, and one of its shades, Cherry Bomb, is described as candy apple red or bright red violet. Sheer it out, and it starts to look like a deep, bold pink. It feels a bit less creamy than her other colors too.
Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush: The Most Popular Choice
If we’re talking about liquid blushes, we have to bring in one of the most popular products in the world: Rare Beauty’s Soft Pinch Liquid Blush. The brand sells $70 million worth of this formula every year. Grateful is one of the dewy options, and it does sheer out, but you have to back it off, removing all of the excess product and sticking to 1-2 dots for beachy, really rosy cheeks.
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Beauty Blush Wands: Sheer Matte Perfection
A formula I’ve been wearing a lot lately is Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Beauty Blush Wands. I love how this sheer matte blush lasts, and it conveniently comes in a red tone to tick the strawberry box. Dream Pop is called a cherry pink, just the description we’re looking for.
EM Cosmetics So Soft Blush in Strawberry
EM Cosmetics has launched three new shades of blush for Valentine’s Day this year, and one of them is the So Soft Blush in Strawberry. This shade is more pink than the other strawberries they offer, but it’s actually described as a mid-tone red with coral undertones. The texture of these blushes is amazing, with a slightly mousse-like feel that allows them to blend seamlessly.
Summer Fridays Blush Balm Stick in Heat Wave
Summer Fridays, a skincare brand, has finally made its way to Mecca in Australia and their first makeup launch is the Blush Balm Stick in Heat Wave. This blush is a vibrant, deep red that may seem daunting at first, but it’s actually sheer and dewy. One thing to note is that the stick had fallen out of the tube when I first opened it, but I carefully reinserted it and it’s been fine since.
Nudestix Nudies Bloom Dewy Blush in Poppy Girl
The Nudestix Nudies Bloom Dewy Blush in Poppy Girl is a collaboration with celebrity makeup artist Mary Phillips, known for her work with Hailey Bieber. This blush is a strawberry red shade that is meant to be. It’s described as a red-toned coral with a super dewy finish, so much so that it’s quite glossy.
Overall, these red cream and liquid blushes are perfect for achieving healthy pink flushed cheeks. Whether you prefer a more pink or red-toned shade, these products offer a range of options to suit your preferences. The pigmentation of these blushes is excellent, so you only need a small amount for a natural look. With their smooth and blendable textures, these blushes will give you that coveted flushed look effortlessly. So go ahead and indulge in some strawberry makeup for a fresh and radiant complexion!
Softening the Look with Light Patting
When it comes to achieving the perfect strawberry makeup look, it’s important to soften the red tones by lightly patting it into the skin. This technique helps to create a more subtle and natural flushed appearance, rather than an overpowering and intense look.
Introducing Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks in Bichette
The Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks shade Bichette may not be your typical strawberry selection, but it is undeniably one of the most beautiful deeper reds available on the market. This shade offers a more mature and sophisticated strawberry cheek, perfect for those who find the bright red shades a bit intimidating.
What sets the Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks apart is its creamy texture. These sticks blend seamlessly into the skin, creating a flawless finish. By sheering out the color across your cheeks and the bridge of your nose, you can instantly achieve a sun-kissed flush without exposing your skin to harmful UV rays.
Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in Daiquiri Dip
For those looking to incorporate creamy pots into their strawberry makeup routine, the Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in Daiquiri Dip is a perfect choice. While I might not have ordered a strawberry daiquiri before, this coral red shade comes as close as I’ve ever gotten.
Fenty recently launched some new Cheeks Out blush shades, including the soft coral shade called Big Melons. This shade is ideal for achieving that beautiful swipe of strawberry on the cheeks, adding a touch of vibrance to your overall look.
Trinny London Lip2Cheek in Rossy
When it comes to true rich red blushes, the options seem to be limited. That’s why Trinny London Lip2Cheek in Rossy stands out from the crowd. Its intense red shade almost leans towards the territory of a ripe tomato, devoid of any pink undertones.
The creamy formula of Trinny London Lip2Cheek makes it incredibly easy to use. Whether you prefer swirling it onto your cheeks with your finger or using a lip brush for precise application, this blush adds a pinch of poppy color to your complexion.
These cream and liquid blushes offer a range of options for achieving healthy and flushed strawberry cheeks. By lightly patting the product into your skin, you can soften the look and create a more natural appearance. Whether you prefer deeper reds like the Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks in Bichette, coral shades like the Fenty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in Daiquiri Dip, or intense reds like the Trinny London Lip2Cheek in Rossy, there is a blush out there to help you achieve the perfect strawberry makeup look.
Introducing Strawberry Makeup
If you’re in a monochrome mood and want to experiment with a new makeup trend, then it’s time to try out Strawberry Makeup! This trend brings a healthy pink flushed look to your cheeks, giving you a fresh and youthful appearance. One way to achieve this look is by using red cream and liquid blushes, which add a natural rosy tint to the skin.
YSL Nu Lip & Cheek Balmy Tint in Flush
One product that deserves an honorable mention in the world of Strawberry Makeup is the YSL Nu Lip & Cheek Balmy Tint in Flush. This cherry red shade is perfect for achieving that desired pink flushed look. The balmy texture of this product adds a smooth and moisturizing feel to your cheeks, while the tint gives a natural and long-lasting color.
Suki Waterhouse Met Gala Makeup Bag
In Suki Waterhouse’s Met Gala Makeup Bag video, she recommends using the peachy shade called Pinch for a more subtle strawberry makeup look. However, if you’re looking to make a bold statement, then the red option is the way to go. Rudi Berry, in her interpretation of Strawberry Makeup, is seen wearing the YSL Nu Lip & Cheek Balmy Tint in Flush, giving her cheeks a vibrant and flushed appearance.
Balmy and Thick Texture
One thing to note about cream and liquid blushes is their balmy and thick texture. While this consistency ensures long-lasting color, it may not be everyone’s cup of strawberry iced tea. To achieve the desired look, you need to smudge and swipe the product to blend it seamlessly into your skin. This technique may require a bit more practice, but the end result is worth it.
Rediscovering Old Products
Strawberry Makeup is not only about following the latest trends; it’s also about rediscovering old products in your makeup collection and using them in new and innovative ways. By experimenting with different blush tones, you can create a unique and personalized strawberry-inspired look that suits your style and preferences.
Popularity of New Makeup Styles
New makeup styles or new names for existing makeup styles seem to emerge every day. Trends like Strawberry Makeup and Latte Makeup give a fresh twist to familiar techniques, inspiring makeup enthusiasts to think outside the box and try something different. If you have any other trends you’d like to see my take on, let me know!