Rosy cheeks are a hallmark of youthful beauty all around the world, but for many of us – especially in the winter – getting the color back into your face can be as simple as using the right blush. The only dilemma is whether to choose between powder or cream ( Yeah, I know. Talk about first world problems).
Powder blush is arguably the more common of the two options. A great option for women who are prone to oily skin, it's also perfect for women who struggle with acne (since you can apply it with a brush instead of with your fingertips, you won't spread blemish-causing bacteria when you put it on). Powder blush tends to not create any harsh edges or uneven spots during application, but a heavy hand can make for cheeks that look more clown than chic.
Cream blush is easy to blend, portable and rich. Since it's less likely to look caked-on than powder blush, it's great for ladies who are self-conscious about crow's feet and fine lines – which powder can emphasize. However, since it's applied with the fingers, it may cause breakouts in women with sensitive skin.
No matter which you choose, be sure to use a light hand when applying. Smile to find the apples of your cheeks, then apply just a swipe or two of your favorite shade for that rosy glow.