How to Choose and Apply Blush
Find Your Match
Powder: Good for acne-prone and oily skin types. Less dewy than creams, creating a soft, airbrushed feel.
To Apply: Dip a blush brush into product and tap off excess powder. Sweep from apple of cheek to hairline, adding a touch on forehead and chin for allover radiance.
Cream: Better on drier complexions and should be applied after moisturizer. The emollient formula blends into skin for that "post-workout" glow.
To Apply: Rub on with fingers, making sure to diffuse edges. Focus on the apple of the cheek (under the center of the eye) for a bright, youthful look.
Best Blushes for Fair Skin
Pink, light coral and apricot shades.
Tarte Natural Cheek Stain in Tipsy, $30
Best Blushes for Olive Skin
Berry, plum and bronze tones.
Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy Sheerest Cream Blush in Sunrise, $9
Best Blushes for Dark Skin
Bright pink or orange hues.
Urban Decay Afterglow Glide-On Cheek Tint in Bang, $24