A healthy amount of rouge instantly refreshes a dull complexion.
Creams or gel formulas provide a sheer post-Pilates blush and can be blended with your fingers.
"The heat from your fingertips pushes it into skin evenly and you can build up the colour," says Victoria Baron, Chanel Australia make-up artist. Prefer powder? Layer formulas containing metallic flecks over matt skin for the most natural result.
"Applying to a wet or dewy surface will cause blush to sit in pores and look uneven,” says Baron, who also recommends investing in a kabuki brush, as "it has a tapered tip so you can control the size of the brush strokes with the amount of pressure you apply."
"Wherever you apply blush is where you’re highlighting your cheekbones, so be wary of dragging down your face or using it as a contour"
THE BEST SHADES:
From fair skins tones (left) to dark (right)
INNOXA Lip & Cheek Stick in Hibiscus, $18.95.
URBAN DECAY Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blush in Crush, $39.
NATIO Cream To Powder Blush in Joyful, $13.95.
SHU UEMURA Glow On Blush in Soft Pink, $45.
MAYBELLINE NEW YORK Master Glaze by Face Studio in Pink Fever, $15.95.