So, cheek colour seems to be one item of makeup that a lot of women have a hard time picking out. I think part of this has to do with the fact that we don't know how to apply it in a way that flatters us! Growing up, I only remember being told to apply blush up along the cheekbone, and while this can accentuate some faces very nicely,
it doesn't work for all of us.
This past summer, I spent a few months as a manager at The Body Shop and it really taught me a lot. I learned that applying blush to the apples of my cheeks makes my face look fuller (which I like because my face is naturally narrow and long) and it also makes me look much more awake.
This is called baked-to-last-blush in shade 01 (petal, 02 is coral) from The Body Shop. I was terrified of the pinkness of it when I first discovered but I grew more and more intrigued until finally I tried it out. I fell in love right away! As long as you don't go overboard, the pink hue is perfect. There is some shimmer as well, which I was unsure of, but it's less of a sparkle and more of an illuminator.
I applied the colour with this brush, and what I do is get the product on the brush then blow on it to lighten it up a little. After that I just brush it on right at the roundest part of my cheeks, then do one light sweep up my cheek bone.
Not the best photo of me but I especially love the brightness it gives in the dead of winter! Thanks for reading!