Nothing awakens and enhances your natural beauty quite like some well-placed color on your cheeks. But if the fall runway shows were any indication, it seems that the trend is moving away from a natural, I-just-blushed look to a more daring, I-just-spent-the-entire-day-on-the-slopes look. For the best way to recreate this trend, we turned to Minneapolis-based makeup artist and beauty blogger Hillary Kline for some tips and tricks.
“Finding the right shade of blush is really important in creating a flushed complexion,” shares Hillary. “Some blush colors can look chalky on girls with dark skin tones while some might look like costume makeup on those with lighter skin tones.”
Not sure which blush shade is right for your skin tone? Hillary offers a quick guide: “If you have warm or olive undertones, I suggest looking for mauves, berries and brick shades. If you have cool or pink undertones, pick baby pinks, light plum and peach shades.
Using your fingers, place your cream blush on the apple of your cheeks. If you’re unsure where exactly to apply, smile and blend the color on the rounded part of your cheeks first, and then blend outward toward the temples.
Think you went a little overboard? Not to worry, says Hillary. “This look is meant to make your cheeks stand out.” However, if you think your makeup looks more like war paint than flushed cheeks, you can diffuse the color by applying a little cream concealer on each side of your nose, and then gently blend it outwards.