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The Best Cheeks At Cannes: Copy Jessica Biel’s Blush

jessica-biel-blushI love when something unexpected brings out the drama — case in point, Jessica Biel. She gives us a double whammy with this amazing diamond-and-emerald serpent necklace (dreamy!) and also a gorgeous rosy cheek that looks stunning. The necklace, I can’t help you with, but the blush? Definitely. This one is actually super easy to replicate. It’s strikingly similar to the Zero + Maria Cornejo look created by makeup artist Romy Soleimani during Fall 2013 New York fashion week.

zero+maria-cornejo-makeup-2I was instantly obsessed, and luckily, backstage to get the scoop. Soleimani created the natural flush on the apples of the cheeks using a mixture of Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow in Patrice, $24 and Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow in Mystere, $24.

zero+maria-cornejo-makeup-1Using her fingers, she applied the cream to the apples of the cheeks to get the look of just coming in from the wind. Beautiful! And easy! Totally drama-free.

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I’m Blushing, But It’s Okay Because Rosy Cheeks Are Totally In

Here’s a confession: I’m an over-blusher. I always have been. I love the way blush makes me look awake and happy — especially in pictures — so I’m compelled to add just a touch more rouge on top of what I’m already sporting.

Enter Revlon PhotoReady Cream Blush in Flushed, $13. Yes, it’s hot pink. But on the skin that translates into a pretty, rosy flush (it’s also a trend that was all over the fall 2012 runways). My favorite way to apply it is on the apples of my cheeks to give myself a fairly natural look. Since this product is ultra-sheer, it’s totally buildable, so I can add just a touch or layer it for a more dramatic effect.

What product do you over-do?

– Carrie Stern Kleiner


Beauty Problem Solver of the Week: Tarte Cheek Stain in Blushing Bride

The Product: Tarte Cheek Stain in Blushing Bride, $30

Why: With summer in full swing, I’m using every trick in the book to fake that sweet warm-weather flush. You know, the glowing from within kind. This always makes me feel pretty no matter how run down I actually am. My number one product to get the look is this awesome cheek stain. A cult favorite among the beauty editor set, this push-up stick gives the most natural summer glow because it leaves just a tint of color. The “deep dusty plummy rose” shade, as they describe it, leaves you with über healthy-looking rosy cheeks. And the fact that it’s a stain makes it even better because it lasts forever. With a healthy dose of antioxidants like acai and goji berry, it also has restorative benefits for your skin. I wear mine either alone or under my regular blush or bronzer to guarantee I don’t look washed out. I usually apply it directly to my cheeks in a simple (and not necessarily precise) blot, and then I blend it out towards my temples. If I have more time, I use a foundation brush to pain on the perfect flush.

Do you use stains? Which do you like?

– Carrie Stern Kleiner