Katharine McPhee: Red Hot Cheeks

1/6 Jeff Lipsky
 
It seems intimidating, but cherry blush is both bold and—surprisingly—softly romantic.

 

 

2/6 Claire Benoist
Step 1:
Using a large, fluffy brush, dust a matte cherry blush onto the apples of the cheeks.

 

Try Nars Blush in Exhibit A, $29, narscosmetics.com.

 

3/6 Claire Benoist
Step 2:
Sweep a silver-flecked pinkish-nude highlighter onto your cheekbones.

 

Try M.A.C Iridescent Powder in Silver Dusk, $24, maccosmetics.com.

 

4/6 Claire Benoist
Step 3:
Blend the blush and highlighter by swirling them together. . .a lot. This makes the red more sheer so it's not crazy-intense. ("Oh, good tip," says Kat, watching Ceciliato. "I always see these fresh cheeks in magazines, but I didn't know how they got them.")

 

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Step 4:
Pat moisturizer over your cheeks for a dewy finish.

 

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Step 5:
For the eyes, mix your blush with a shimmery dark-peach eye shadow and apply it to your lids. Slick a rosy-mauve lipstick onto your lips.

 

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