If you are into blushes or want to try a new type of blush, consider the creams that are new to the market this spring. They go on light & look super natural as if you just went for a run. Having spent years sans cheek color, I am in love with my new cream blush from Bobbi Brown.
I recently stopped by the Bobbi Brown counter at Bloomingdale's in SoHo (NYC) looking for a blush. The counter manager, Alexandra Hanson, sat me down & took a long look at my skin. "I don't think I'd put a blush on you," she told me honestly. It dawned on me that she was right: I have fair skin and naturally ruddy skin tone. I have TOO MUCH color already. But I'd been preaching to my readers that everyone can wear blush, what gives?
Hanson thought for a second, then got to work. She applied a tinted moisturizer with yellow undertones which took out the red in my face. (If you have pink skin, always opt for a yellow base in your foundations & tinted moisturizers). Hanson stood back & took me in. "NOW I would apply a blush," she said, pleased.
It took her awhile to find the perfect tone for my cheeks. She tested a few colors on my hand to no avail until she opted for Bobbi's Pot Rouge for Cheeks and Lips. Voila! A few dabs of this cream blusher on the apples of my cheeks later, and I had a rosy complexion -- a good one, just like I went for a run.
How to apply: Use the tips of your fingers to apply little dots on the apples of your cheeks up into your hairline. Blend in with fingers. Or, for a more natural look, sweep color across cheeks with a nylon-bristled brush. The best thing about this cream blush is it doubles as lipstick.
Buy Bobbi Brown tinted moisturizer online (I have her medium tint, even though I'm fair & it's winter!):
And try her cream blush (I use Pink Truffle):
More blush tips:
1. Fake it: How to look like you have chiseled cheekbones.
2. How to apply blush
3. How to pick the right blush