Back in the sad old days before makeup was easily accessible, girls would add color to their cheeks by giving them a pinch or two. Now, if you don’t have the luxury of a professional makeup artist’s help like Suki Waterhouse (below), a pinch is a good way to determine your most natural-looking shade of blush. When you hit the makeup counter, pick up a few colors to sample and then give your cheek a squeeze in the mirror to figure out which is the best match.
If you opt for powder, use a big brush with a rounded tip to get a soft color effect. A cream blush will offer longer coverage – just keep the application light and gently use a makeup sponge or your fingers to blend.
Concentrate your initial color application on the apples of your cheeks. A big smile will make them an easier target.
From there, avoid the china doll look by making a soft sweep upward, faintly extending the color above your cheekbones and toward your hairline.
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