How to Apply Blush
To choose a formula, keep your skin type in mind, says Andrea Fairweather, a makeup artist in Los Angeles. If it’s dry, go with a hydrating cream (like the ones shown here). If it’s oily, pick a powder. Gels and stains are long-lasting options that can work for anybody.
1. Smashbox Cream Cheek Trio in In Lights (all three shades in compact are shown).
To buy: $29, smashbox.com.
2 and 3. Face Stockholm Creme Blush in Paris (2) and Stockholm (3).
To buy: $25 each, facestockholm.com.
4 and 5. Bodyography Crème Blush in Dahlia (4) and Navajo Gold (5).
To buy: $17 each, bodyography.com.
6. Urban Decay AfterGlow Glide-On Cheek Tint in Fetish.
To buy: $24, urbandecay.com.
7 through 9. Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick in Peachy Blush (7), Glow Blush (8), and Rosy Blush (9).
To buy: $21 each, clinique.com.