How to wear cream blush

Not only does cream blush add instant luminosity and definition to the face, it also gives a youthful glow to skin in seconds. Once you find the right shade of cream blush and discover where to apply it, I promise it will become your number one beauty essential. Senior makeup artist KieKie Stanners from MAC Cosmetics says correct colour placement can make or break the finish. "Make sure you buff a little into the skin, in circular movements, on top of the cheekbones. This results in a pretty flush of colour with a luminous, seamless finish."
Here's how to apply cream blush to get that youthful pop of colour.

How to get that youthful glow applying cream blush.
1. The shade selection is where to start when choosing the right tone to suit your skin colour. Anyone can wear a mid-tone pink blush, choose a colour that is one or two shades darker than your natural skin colouring.
2. To give skin an extra pinkish glow, blend MAC Strobe Cream in Pink with your liquid foundation first, and then buff on the cream blush. This combination accentuates the pinkish tones in skin, which is very youthful.
3. To apply blush, invest in a short stippling brush, and then buff into the skin rather than sweeping it on. Stanners says "Build up colour slowly to get that natural-looking flush. To add colour, tap the brush onto the cream, and then onto the cheeks, buff in circular movements." 

MAC CreamBlend Blush in Ladyblush, $48. MAC Duo Fibre Face Brush 187, $90. Strobe Cream in Pink, $70.