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How To Get Flushed, Rosy, Snowbunny Cheeks – As Seen On Fall Runways

One of fall’s hottest runway makeup trends was rosy, flushed cheeks. Shiseido’s artistic director Dick Page cited his inspiration for creating this look,

It’s the look after a morning of skiing, an hour in a hot tub, or some good sex,

while Pat McGrath said she was inspired by the rosy cheeks of ballerinas. Flushed cheeks were seen on the fall runways of Dior, Issa, Michael Kors, and Temperly. Lindsay Wixson walked in Michael Kors’ fall 2012 runway with rosy, baby-soft cheeks, and we can’t wait to get this look for ourselves!

Lindsay Wixson with flushed cheeks for Michael Kors Fall 2012 runway show

Flushed, rosy, snowbunny cheeks may seem tricky to pull off for an everyday look, but it’s really quite simple, and we highly recommend this youthful look! The trick is to keep your eyes and lips natural or toned down to let your cheeks be the star for once!  This makeup look takes less time than applying a complicated eye makeup look, so it’s great for a quick application to get you out of the door fast with sophisticated, natural radiance.

To achieve a flushed cheek’s look, apply a little extra blush, but make sure you only apply blush to areas where you blush naturally. Typically, it’s best to imagine you’re applying your blush in the shape of a paisley design—with the rounded part is on the apples of your cheeks. Apply your blush before you apply your eye and lip makeup to give it time to settle before completing your look. Sometimes, blush color seeps into the skin causing the color to fade. If this happens, just apply a little extra…remember you’re supposed to look flushed!

Keep your eye makeup very neutral—use shades of taupe, beige, and cream. If you can’t skip the eyeliner, make sure to only apply a very thin line right at the base of the lashes. Add a swipe of mascara and a soft lip color that is similar to your blush color (try to avoid glitter or shimmer).  Below, we’ve listed our top 5 favorite blush products to help you achieve that perfectly flushed cheek for fall, as seen on the fall 2012 runways.

Top 5 Blush Colors For Perfect Flushed Cheeks – As Seen On Fall 2012 Runways:

1. NARS Blush in Gaiety

2. Make Up For Ever Blush in Antique Pink

3. Dior Blush in Rosy Glow

4. Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color in Flush

5. Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color in Narcissist

About The Author

Mikala’s love of makeup began at a very young age when she used to watch her mother apply her makeup each day. Her knowledge of skin care that she received during her education in esthetics has greatly improved her skills as a makeup artist and professional esthetician. Mikala has been the makeup artist for multiple photoshoots, weddings, billboards, commercials, and television. She is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in public relations, taking photography classes, and writes regularly for Nubry. View Mikala's Website: Makeup by Mikala

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