flushed cheeks are the secret to looking healthy

Blusher feels a bit left behind against sheeny highlighters and skin-warming bronzers, but it just so happens to be a major beauty trend for winter 2021.

Whether it be a subtle hint of pink, a bold flash of rouge, a natural, dewy tint, a swipe of berry or a cheek-sculpting neutral, the right blusher for your skin tone (and preference) can instantly lift your complexion and make all the difference.

Whether it be a subtle hint of pink, a bold flash of rouge, a natural, dewy tint, a swipe of berry or a cheek-sculpting neutral, the right blusher for your skin tone (and preference) can instantly lift your complexion and make all the difference.

a pop of colour to the apples of cheeks is classic for a reason, but don’t let that stop you from experimenting. recent blusher applications have shown just how dramatically a sweep of blush can change your face shape, depending on the area you apply it to from “full apple” to “lifted” and “sunkissed”.

Best blush for looking fresh faced

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand, £29, Charlotte Tilbury

Best blush for pigmentation

NARS Beauty Blush, £25, Cult Beauty

Best blush palette

Benefit Fouroscope ‘Fire Queen’, £32.50, Benefit Cosmetics