It shouldn’t take frostbite or a workout to give cheeks a healthy flush. I found a product that does it for you. I started using Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Glow blush in Euphoria ($26), and it has become my go-to complexion picker-upper.
I dab my middle finger into the cream formula, smile in the mirror and pat two dots on the apples of my cheeks before blending first in a circular motion and then outward toward my temples. The texture is sheer and slightly tacky, which makes it easy to work with, and it quickly evaporates so it feels weightless on skin. I like that the color is neutral. It’s wearable all the time, with whatever you’re wearing, but it’s not too neutral, so it won’t wash you out. The color is a combo of apricot, rose and brown that somehow works, adding warmth and brightness to your face all at once.