1. Find a colour that equals the cheeks when they're rosy or match the lip colour. Choose the correct formula for the skin type. Powder is excellent for oily and combo skin. Crème is great for dry skin. For enhanced results, combine cream and powder together. It helps blush stay on longer.
2. Crème is best applied after foundation, before any powder. Powder Blush should be applied after using some Translucent Powder.
Try to avoid using the mini brushes that often come with blushers. Use a professional full brush instead (like Size 24), but don't use the same brush you use for your powder.
3. Put the blush on your brush, tapping off any excess or apply Crème in feathery strokes, then blend well with a wider brush. Smiling helps you figure out where the apple of the cheek is.
If you want a healthy glow, it's best to apply blush only to this area. Keep colour light and well blended. For a more dramatic look, the blusher can be taken further towards the temples.
4. If you've gone a bit too heavy on the powder blush, a bit of translucent powder will calm it down. For crème, blot the colour off with a tissue.