When we grew up watching our moms apply blush, chances are you witnessed the oh-so-popular fish lips technique, as it reigned supreme. You know the drill: Suck in, pucker up and sweep a deep, tawny blush along those cheekbones. Thankfully, those days are — or should be — well behind us. Here's how to retrain yourself to apply blush for the 21st century.
More Is More
Blush looks so good because it mimics a natural flush, so more truly is more. In doubt? Look in the mirror during a heart-pounding workout. Are your cheekbones the only things glowing? Didn’t think so! Almost everyone could stand to put on a bit more blush.
Pick the Apples
Instead of puckering up, grin to show the apples of the cheeks. And rather than back and forth, use a circular motion with a medium-large circular brush, starting at the apples. Then, blend upward. Take it all the way to the hairline along the ear (even brush a bit on the temple!).