You’re Blushing

Blush, or as some call it, rouge, is a product in your bag that can leave you looking more youthful and radiant or, if overdone, garish. This particular makeup item has a checkered, controversial history, often seen as immoral, but has now taken a permanent place in our routines. Modern-day blush comes in powder, cream and liquid forms. Picking the right one for you is generally a matter of skin type and preference. Powder is best for oilier skin types, cream for dry skin and liquid for normal or dry skin types. Also, placement with blush can give your face an ultra-flattering look. If you have a rounder face, use a more matte blush further back on the cheeks, avoiding the front of the face. Longer face shapes can benefit from a flush from the apples of the cheeks back to the hairline. 

1. Sisley-Paris Phyto-Blush Éclat blush duo—5 Pinky Coral ($88), The Shops at Crystals; 2. MAC Cosmetics Extra Dimension blush—Just a Pinch ($29), Fashion Show; 3. Hourglass Ambient Lighting blush—Diffused Heat ($38), Sephora at Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort; 4. Tom Ford Soleil contouring compact—03 Nude Glow ($110), Neiman Marcus at Fashion Show; 5. Chantecaille Cheek Gelée—Lively ($44), Neiman Marcus at Fashion Show; 6. Stila Convertible Color dual lip and cheek cream—Peony ($25), Sephora at The Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo;7. Sisley-Paris L’Orchidée rose highlighter blush with white lily ($110), The Shops at Crystals; 8. Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick—Las Salinas ($45),; 9. Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop blusher—Love Glow ($40),

Model photo by Katie Nolan/Artists at Wilhelmina, product photo by Christopher DeVargas; hair and makeup by Sarah Redzikowski/Artists at Wilhelmina, Model: Bryden/Wilhelmina

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