Chanel Joues Contraste in #360 Hyperfresh, $70
Go easy on this – it’s finely milled and very pigmented. Avoid the apples of the cheeks and try a more sophisticated look instead: apply the colour at the highest point of your cheekbones and blend towards the temples.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush in #506 Flesh & Fantasy, $68
The striped design of this powder blusher gives you the option of blending your own custom shade – you can go lighter or darker by using the left or the right side more heavily. It lasts up to 24 hours and lends skin a radiant finish.
Benefit Benetint Limited Edition Cheek & Lip Stain, $56
This rose-coloured liquid blusher has staked its claim as the go-to product for creating an innocent, natural looking flush. We’re in love with its cute pink rosebud-shaped cap.
Nars Dual-intensity Blush in Fervor, $68
These two shades can be worn wet or dry, on their own or layered. Apply with a wet brush for an intense watercolour effect, and a dry one if you prefer a subtle flush.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Risque, $47
Especially suitable for those with oily skin, this highly pigmented blusher is formulated with clay harvested from the Amazon river – said to be effective at absorbing excess oil – and promises up to 12 hours of wear.
Make Up For Ever HD Cream Blush in #225 Peachy Pink, $52
Ultra-blendable and lightweight, this balm-like blusher melts on contact with skin. Blended with fingertips, it creates a dewy, lit-from-within rosiness (no harsh lines!) – as if you’ve just gone for a run.
This story was first published in the December 2016 issue of Her World magazine.
Photography: Zaphs Zhang. Art direction: Sherli Chong.