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how to apply blush

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 How should I apply my favorite blush?

Answer: For that perfect springtime look, blush is the necessary go-to for that romantic finish, and instantly perks up any sallow-looking complexion. Although there are many different types of blushes on the market these days, it’s safe to say that there’s a product that’s suitable for any skin type and personality. So, whether you prefer a more precise-applicator stick blush or a multi-functioning cheek/lip duo, we’ve got five different blushers and the perfect ways to apply them.

1. Mai Couture Blush Papier ($17.50,

blush paper

Unlike the mess caused from most blushes, these portable and easy-to-use blush papers can be dabbed onto the cheeks for a healthy-looking flush, making it essential for the gal on-the-go. Paraben and talc free, these blush papers come in a variety of show-stopping colors, perfect enough for an on-trend look. Plus, each pack comes with a 50-count of papers, so you won’t have to worry about touch-ups throughout the day.

2. NARS Illuminator in Adelaide ($30,

NARS Illuminator

If you prefer an illuminating glow to your cheeks, this illuminator in a rosy pink shade brings warmth to your complexion fast. Unlike other blushes, this liquid product goes on pretty thin, so just squeeze a small amount onto your palm and blend evenly (using your fingers or an applicator sponge) onto your face. Wear with, or without foundation for a sheer yet shimmering finish.

3. stila Convertible Color Dual Lip & Cheek Cream ($25,

stila blush

Multi-tasking products always make a great staple inside your makeup bag, so for some dual-action beauty, use this lip and cheek color for a matchy-matchy look. We absolutely love the “Fuchsia” shade for a berry-stained glow, but with nine different colors, the beauty possibilities are truly endless. For perfect application, press the product onto your cheeks and lips, for a proper dose of color.

4. M.A.C. Powder Blush ($21,

MAC powder blush

For that classic cheek, this powder-based blush goes on easily for a gorgeous finish. So, whether you desire a matte, frost or glimmering look, each of these high-pigmented shades help create any amazing style instantly. Best applied with blush or kabuki type of brushes, transform your complexion completely with this makeup must-have.

5. Miracle Skin Transformer Tinted Sculpting Balm Cheek Contouring Blush Stick ($26,

blush stick

Offering a more controlled finish, this contouring and sculpting blush stick delivers alluring, creamy color for a more natural finish. Just smooth onto your cheeks, and watch how the product brightens your complexion, while giving cheeks a more full and contoured-looking appearance. And if you prefer more long-lasting products, not to worry, as this beautifying goodie doesn’t fade, and builds up to healthy-looking color upon application.