This picture of Rihanna should answer that question – the answer is…to blush!
London lacks blushing beauties. I’m a big fan of colour so cannot avoid the rows of powder and cream blush when scouting around beauty departments and make-up stores. The biggest benefit of blusher is the definition it provides (who doesn’t want razor-sharp cheek bones?!), not to mention that lovely healthy effect of looking like you have just walked in from a stroll by the sea.
How to Apply
Do not be afraid of applying colour, the trick is to blend, start with a tiny amount on your brush and blend along the contours of your cheek bone, from the apple to the temple, then blend some more.
What to Use
The best way to find what suits you is to walk into any beauty department and have a play, for powder, grab a decent brush and away you go. I love M.A.C’s pink powder blush in Swoon and Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge in Calypso Coral.
You want one with staying power but that you can build up gradually when applying. I think it is safer to stay with powder if your skin is uneven and prone to breakouts, however if you don’t wear much of a foundation base and have that lovely even skin then cream away. I love peach and red based for darker skin tones and pink and bronze based colours on fairer skin.
Can’t you just picture yourself in your newly purchased winter coat, scarf wrapped warmly and beautiful glowing cheeks?