In the Glow

Only Hue: November, 2009Give her blooming good looks with a faux flush and flawless skin.

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Help her sunny disposition shine through overcast skin with the glowing combo of a sophisticated flush and a flawless visage. “Rosy cheeks are always a quick pick-me-up,” asserts Leslie G. Christin, president and founder of CARA Cosmetics. Prior to using powder blush, Rudy Miles, Aveda global makeup director, advises “lightly dust the cheek area with a little loose translucent powder,” which helps keep the application blotch-free. Crème blush should be applied immediately after foundation for a seamless glow. Also, fall’s cheeky trend requires blush-brush genius: Christin points out that a smaller brush works best and to “grip the handle halfway toward the end for a softer stroke and increased control.” —Karie L. Frost

Top Glow-Getters:

Beauty ADDICTS Mineral SheerTINT SPF 20 in Cameo Glow

Tip: Try a tinted moisturizer for a sheerer finish.

Your Name Professional Brands Mineral Gemstone Finishing Powder

Tip: Dust her with a feather-light corrector to even skin tone and create a luminescent glow.

Sormé Long Lasting Blush in Simplicity

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics Crushed Mineral Blush in Dusty Pink

Mineralogie Mineral Blush in Breathless

Repêchage Translucent Mineral Rich Loose Powder

Tip: Before applying blush, sweep translucent powder onto the entire face to help color go on seamlessly.

Grafton Cosmetics Colour Cheeks Organic Cheek and Lip Veil in Swept Away

Mirabella Semi-Precious Marble Baked Blush


(Photo: Andreea Angelescu)

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