Blusher is a must-have in any make-up routine. Even if you're a bronzer 'gal, a complexion isn't complete without a hint of gel, cream or powder formula to brighten it up and give it a youthful glow.
There are a whole host of formulas to choose from as the beauty industry has got the classic product truly sorted - which isn't too surprising when you think it's been around for centuries. Now big brands have got their powders down, they're creating new creams, sticks and gels which compete with the classics, and all so you can choose which texture and application will suit you, your skin and your life.
First up, if you've got a fair or medium complexion, go for a rose or peach-toned blush. More orangey tones and deep berries will complement a darker complexion.
If you're a fan of a matte complexion, a powder is the right blusher for you. Apply all your other make-up before starting, then sweep a dusting of powder across the apples of your cheeks and up the cheekbones - like a genuine blush. Don't overdo it though; it's always easier to build up than tone down.
If you like a dewy complexion, as seen on the SS15 catwalks, a gel or cream blusher will suit your routine. Dap your finger tips into the pot and blend naturally from the apples and fade out across the cheekbones.
There's all different applicators, too. Powders are often in clever compacts which are harder than ever to smash - we're loving Smashbox's twisting pot which releases the blusher - and the creams can be applies almost everywhere; perfect for on-the-go make-up touch-ups.
Now, check out our pick of the best blushers for one you'll love and here's how to make the most of it...