Nashville...in August

Today's high is in the low 90s. Needless to say, it's hot. So when planning one's makeup for the day, certain products get better results. One of the worst things ever is to get your face totally done, and after 15 minutes outside, your pretty baby pink blush is streaking down your cheeks and onto your neck. Or even worse, to have it caking with foundation and sweat to form a nice layer on top your dimpled apples. Ugh. So how to you get a blushing cheek without being streaky or cakey? Cream blush. Cream blushes are the perfect way to get just a dab of color in your face, as if you've already been outside, without being heavy. You only need a small dab of a light pink or peachy color to smooth in circles onto the apples of your cheeks and lightly blend up towards your temple. You can apply it alone, or under a tinted moitsurizer for a sunshiny cheek that will stay on your skin, not run down. Since it blends into the skin and doesn't sit on top of a foundation, it will stay put much better than a powder blush. Avoid products with sparkles or a ton of shimmer, as they can appear too shiny and make you look sweaty. Try Maybelline New York Dream Mousse Blush. Or Smashbox has one called O-Glow that works with your skin to create a custom color that matches your natural blush. makeup above by Yumi at Frank Reps

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