Trend: Getting Cheeky

By February 26, 2013 14 Comments

Trend: Getting Cheeky

Getting Cheeky

Another Spring 2013 beauty trend is the flushed cheek. Whether you choose to make your blushing mark with a pop of pink, or ease into the trend with a subtle hint of poppy, rouge is a must-have item for the warmer months. You can pick from colors like dusty pink to apricot and even golden bronze, with a consistency of cream or powder, or layer a powder over cream for extra staying power. And this season, blush can be the focal point of your look. No longer considered an afterthought contained merely on the apples, apply a cream or powder well into your hairline for statement cheeks.

Here are a few great hues to try this spring:

Nars The Multiple in Malibu ($39) – This cream blush stick works wonders for a just-stepped-off-the-beach natural rosy glow.

Stila Convertible Color in Gerbera ($25) – My absolute favorite peachy cream blush for cheeks. Because this color is in the orange spectrum, it looks great on everyone. Layer on for a brighter coral hue.

Dolce & Gabbana The Blush in Provocative ($45) – I love all of the Dolce & Gabbana blushes because of their wearability and staying power, but this bright fuchsia is the perfect spring/ summer pink.

Serge Lutens Blusher ($160) – Yes, it’s outrageously priced but you’ll be hard pressed to find a better sun-kissed bronzy hue. Plus, this compact doubles as a bronzer – I actually wear the shade all over my face for a golden glow.

Josie Maran Cream Blush in Sunrise ($22) – A beautifully sheer wash of soft pink for the slightest flushed cheek. Layer on for a deeper hue or wear under Provocative for a serious pink cheek.

Becca Beach Tint in Raspberry ($25) – Spring is the ideal time to pull out those berry shades from hibernation and this deep berry cheek stain will give you a natural pop of flushed color while allowing you to control the brightness of the hue. Doubles as a wonderful lip stain, too!

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  • I’d love to try a cream blush like the Stila Convertible Color. The last time I used it, I was a teenager and did not use any sort of foundation or powder. At what step do you recommend applying a cream blush?


  • Apply after your foundation! For a dewy look, use with a tinted moisturizer.

    Beauty Banter

  • I am so glad someone else agrees with me about the Serge Luten blusher! I wear both the blusher and D10 powder used as a bronzer daily and swear by it.


  • Love how wonderfully earthy this shade is.

  • very nice shade i agree. Need to experiment as well.

  • Lauren

    Love Becca Beach tint in Raspberry!! It’s in my purse right now. Looks amazing on cheeks & lips of all skin tones!

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  • Jen

    Have you tried the Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Gelee? It comes in a good selection of colors, lasts all day, and also moisturizes – it contains coconut water, argan oil, and glycerin, so you know it does a good job. I’d highly recommend it; it gives me more of a natural flush than other products I’ve used.

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