Trend: 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.
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!