The 10-second beauty trick to scoring a rosy glow


By Wei Yeen Loh

The 10-second beauty trick to scoring a rosy glow

Scoring an effortless glow does not always have to consist of extensive highlighting or a curated skincare layering regime. Sure, the latter does help in giving that suffused, healthy glow while keeping your skin in good shape; but if time is that one luxury you don’t always have, we have a 10-second beauty trick that will make it that much easier for you.

Instead of using your go-to powder blush for a hint of colour on the cheeks, swap it with our favourite makeup product this season—cream blush. The beauty about cream blush is how convenient it is to add a lovely, natural flush to your complexion. Cream formulas tend to melt easily on the skin (especially in contact with the warmth of your fingertips upon application), thus making it that much easier to blend over your cheeks.

As a fond user of powder blushes prior to the discovery of their cream counterparts, I have to admit that I was instantly sold with the mere simplicity of aceing a radiant glow with cream blushes. My favourites include The Multiple Stick by Nars for a sheer wash of colour (also great for the lips) and Make Up For Ever’s HD Second Skin Cream Blush for a weightless, veiled look.

You can also up the ante for the evening with Shiseido’s mousse-to-powder Minimalist WhippedPowder blush that has subtle shimmer pigments, Tom Ford Beauty’s latest Shade and Illuminate Glow Stick that’s a dual-ended winner for defining your features, and Fenty Beauty’s bestselling Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick for a two-in-one highlighter-blush combo.

If you have 10 seconds to spare as you’re on-the-go, try it for yourself by working it on the apples of your cheeks with your fingers. Say goodbye to chalky, powdery streaks over your face with these nine creamy colours:

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Images: Shiseido, Getty Images

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