Gels and Stains
These color-saturated formulas suit any skin type. However, applying them takes practice. (Fail to blend quickly and you end up with two Raggedy Ann dots of color.) The payoff is a look that will last from sunup till sundown. Fun fact: The color is so tenacious, gels and stains can double as long-wear lip color.
1. Pixi Beauty Sheer Cheek Gel in Rosy.
To buy: $18, pixibeauty.com.
2 through 4. Clarins Instant Light Blush in Brown Fizz (2), Vitamin Pink (3), and Coral Tonic (4).
To buy: $28 each, clarins.com.
5. Jemma Kidd Make Up School Stain Flush & Gloss Lip & Cheek Duo in Ruby Tuesday (lip and cheek colors are shown).
To buy: $32, dermstore.com.