A summer-fresh flush instantly adds that sexy, healthy sheen to skin -- a look that's especially covetable this time of the year. Can't decide between blush and bronzer? Both have plenty going for them, depending on the look you want to achieve. Just read on for the tricks you need to get glowing!
To look more radiant
When your cheeks have healthy color, your complexion looks more radiant. Choosing the right blush shade can give you that super fresh glow. If you are fair, your best bets are natural pinks and rosy shades. Dark skin looks gorgeous with plum and berry tones, while olive skin go great with warm colors like peach or copper.
To fake a sun-kissed glow
Try a bronzer one shade darker than your natural skin tone for a believable flush. The key to a gorgeous sun-kissed look is to apply only where the sun would naturally tan you -- on the top of cheekbones, across the forehead and down the nose and chin.
To take years off
Don't make the mistake of applying your blush too low under the cheekbones, as it can be aging. Instead, place your blush a notch higher than you think it should go, across the tops of your cheekbones. Bonus: Doing this also helps deflect from dark under-eye circles.
To slim your face
Strategic dusting of the bronzer can sculpt your face and slenderize cheeks. Add depth by sweeping bronzer under your cheekbones using a bronzer brush. Then, dust along the temples and hairline, and under your chin.