Straight Flush: 5 Get-Glowing Blushes
"Blush not only enhances your complexion, it makes you look happier and healthier," says Darrell Redleaf, a celebrity makeup artist. Follow our guide to get the perfect hue for you.1. For a Natural Flush
Use a cream formula that allows skin to show through, and blend onto the apples of your cheeks using circular motions.
Try: Bioelements Healthy Glow Face Tint, $26, bioelements.com.2. For a Dewy Complexion
Opt for a sheer gel stick that adds shine. Dab directly onto the cheekbone; diffuse color with your fingers. (Be sure to stay in the cheek area.)
Try: Tarte Cloud 9 Cheekstain, $28, tartecosmetics.com.3. To Get a Bronzed Glow
Choose a classic golden brown powder to fake a day in the sun; sweep along the forehead, cheeks, nose, and chin.
Try: Benefit Dallas, $26, benefitcosmetics.com.4. To Get a Radiant Effect
Multicolor tones blend for a natural finish -- choose peach and gold if you're fair; darker skin looks vibrant with mauve and rust.
Try: Physicians Formula Powder Palette Blush in Blushing Nude, $12.95, at drugstores.5. To Get Cheekbones That Pop
Define cheeks with an intense pop of color, then use an iridescent highlighter above and below for contrast, visually lifting cheekbones.
Try: Chanel Lumieres Magiques, $50, chanel.com.
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, May 2006.
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