Blush can play a huge part in slimming down the face and making those extra pounds seem to magically disappear. Apply blush a bit higher on the cheek than usual to elongate the cheekbones, and draw attention upward. Rather than keeping the blush on the apples of the cheeks and blending out toward the ear, try placing it ¼-inch higher than the apple and extending it at a diagonal angle, toward the temple. Apply a tiny bit to the temples, nose and forehead to create dimension and mask any puffy or swollen areas. My favorite blush of the moment is L’Oréal Paris Visible Lift Blur Blush because it is easy to blend. Pro tip: If a cream blush intimidates you, try using your finger to apply some to your cheeks, then blend it in with a blush or powder brush as you would a powder blush.