Here's the thing about blush - it's expensive, bigger than the other stuff in your makeup bag, and you might not think you need it. That's especially true if you're hooked on bold lip colors or eyeshadow - why add more stuff to your face?
The problem is, when there's nothing on your cheeks, you might look like a vampire (check out Dakota Fanning in Twilight
or Deborah Ann Woll in True Blood
- no blush, big fangs). If being Undead is your thing, then cool - if not, we like Stila's new Custom Color Blush.
It looks a little intense in the compact, but the powder goes on sheer, to highlight whatever skin tone (and makeup) you already have. Use it to draw attention to your eyeshadow and lipstick - or even by itself for a "Hangover? What hangover?" morning glow.
We know the Alice Cullen look is big onscreen, but trust us - there's nothing sexier than actually looking alive.
--FARAN KRENTCIL$20 at Sephora