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The Secret to Perfect Blush Is…The Number 3

posted: 05/26/16
by: Mara Betsch

Who doesn't want perfectly flushed skin? But even if you don't have rosy skin naturally, you can get a beautifully bronzed look with this simple beauty hack. Celebrity makeup artist Ashlee Glazer went on the Today show this week to demonstrate how to get a gorgeous J-Lo-worthy glow -- and it's surprisingly simple!

Step 1: Think in threes

Start with a matte bronzer and apply it in a backwards three, starting with forehead, dusting just underneath your cheekbones, and then down to the jawline. This will highlight the natural shape of your face. See the illustration below by beauty blogger Taken By Surprise.

Step 2: Add blush

To ensure you're applying blush in the most flattering way possible, place two fingers next to your nose. Apply your blush from the outside of your index fingers up towards your ears. Whisk the brush out so that the color doesn't stop abruptly on your upper cheekbones. And don't be afraid to go a little bit brighter in color -- blush shades often appear more neutral on your skin than they appear in the compact. Peach and rose pink hues are universally flattering on all skin types.

And there you have it. Try it and let us know how it goes!