Wednesday, March 28, 2012

On Trend: Blushing Beauties

So long, bronzer. Hello, blush. From the runways to the red carpet, flushed faces are back in style. Here, see how your favorite celebs have embraced the return of rosy cheeks.

Amber Heard
At a private dinner in LA, The Rum Diary actress matches her contoured blush to her fire-red lip shade. We like that she balances the pops of color with soft, dewy skin.

Mandy Moore
This singer-turned-actress uses peach blush on her lower cheeks to draw attention to the center of her face. Women with longer or square-shaped mugs can employ this application technique to emphasize their lips or eyes, instead of strong jawlines.

Elizabeth Banks
The 30 Rock actress channels her inner-pin-up with retro waves and dusty rose blush. We like how she extended the color line out to her temples to highlight the angles of her face.

Jennifer Love Hewitt
Hewitt adds a touch of sweetness to her plunging neckline by dusting the tops of her cheeks with a peachy-pink powder blush. Based on the precise placement, you can tell that she smiled when applying cheek color so as to line up her blush brush with the natural contours of her face.

Kate Bosworth
Women with pronounced cheekbones (like Bosworth), take note: If you concentrate color at the outer edges of your cheeks, you'll create a slimming effect for the rest of your face.

Keira Knightley
Calling all goth girls. To score a sophisticated, somber look like Knightley, dust blush pigments along the cheekbone areas directly under you eyes. The slightly atypical placement is hauntingly haute.

Krysten Ritter
The easiest way to wear neon blush hues? In moderation and not on the apples of your cheeks. (That would be way too David Bowie!) That's why we love how Ritter boasted a hint of electric cheek shading along the sides of her smile at this movie event.

Lady Gaga
Leave it to Lady Gaga to eschew rosy hues in favor of an opaque gray. While in London, the singer matches her cement-shaded blush to her silver locks. Real ladies looking to rock more exaggerated styles, like this one, can experiment with loose color pigments.

Christina Milian
When attending a party in LA, this songbird opts for a lavender blush to balance out to the yellow undertones of her skin. We also love how the hue looks with her pink-and-purple dress.

Nicole Richie
In true boho spirit, Richie uses safari tones to add dimension to her petite features. We like how she blends her almost-brown blush away from the center of her ears to highlight her cheekbones.

Scarlett Johansson
This bombshell scores 'tangerine dreams' status, thanks to coral blush and matching lip gloss. We like how the then-red-headed actress applied powder to the apples of her cheeks to emphasize the shape of her face.

Sophie Monk
This Aussie actress imports the bronzed beauty of Down Under with a kiss of color on each cheek. The easiest DIY approach to recreating this look at home? Apply cream-based blush to the pointiest part of each cheekbone, and blend thoroughly.

Zooey Deschanel
Quirky-cute Deschanel scores a girlie glow at a movie premiere by keeping her cheek color pastel, pretty, and matte. Mimic this look on the run by pinching your cheeks slightly—or brushing a mineral blush over the apples of your cheeks.

Via Real Beauty

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