Hologram Blush Effect | Pretty Smart

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You’ve probably heard of strobing, and today we’re talking about a similar technique that also creates an intense glow on the cheeks…hologram blush! In a nutshell, hologram blush is a process in which you layer cream blush with reflective pigment and a powder blush to create an ultra-illuminated look. Watch me walk you through the application in my video!


  • Cream Blush
  • Duochrome Pigment
  • Powder Blush
  • Cheek Highlighter Brush


Step 1: Dip two fingers (make sure they’re clean!) into your cream blush and gently press the product into your cheeks to blend. Focus the majority of the color toward the sides of your face/temples.

Step 2: Use your cheek highlighter brush and lightly tap your duochrome pigment over the top of your cream blush to add a gorgeous color shift to the cheeks.

Step 3: Pick up color from your powder blush using the same cheek highlighter brush (wipe it off between products!) and simply dust over to set and seal the duochrome pigment.

When you’re finished, you should have duochrome pigment layered between a bottom later of cream blush and a top layer of powder blush. Get your glow on—if you give this unique technique a try, be sure to tag your looks with the hashtag #makeupgeekcosmetics!


Stila Convertible Color in Peony 

Makeup Geek Duochrome Pigment in Prism

Makeup Geek Blush in Spell Bound 

Makeup Geek Cheek Highlighter Brush

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