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Winter Beauty: Rosy Cheeks

Cold winter weather and snow means naturally rosy pink cheeks! Even without the aid of winter frost and cold air, it’s super easy to mimic this winter snow bunny look with the right blush and technique! Blush is one of the best things to have in your makeup bag when you’re feeling a bit tired and pale. A pop of rosy blush makes your face perk up and come alive with just the stroke of a blush brush! No matter what your skin tone or coloring, there is a rosy blush shade out there that is right for you. Check out our gallery on our current favorite rosy pink blush shades! What’s your favorite blush?

Picking the Right Shade

With so many blush shades and different formulations out there, it’s hard to narrow down which one is right for you. Keep in mind that most blushes don’t look as bright on your cheeks as they look in the pan. Just remember to use a light touch with you apply! Clown cheeks is not a good look outside of the circus! If you have dark hair, your coloring can usually handle brighter shades of blush. If you’re very fair and blonde, go for paler pinks or blue-based true pinks. If you have tanned, olive or dark skin, you can pull of the very brightest so don’t be afraid to experiment! Put a bit of shimmer powder on your cheekbones for a fun party look that enhances your rosy cheeks!

Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint Blush, $9.99, at Target.comSonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint Blush, $9.99, at Target.com

Cream vs Powder

Blushes come in different textures like powder, creme-to-powder, cream, gel and even liquid! The easiest to use and apply is probably powder. You’ll need a proper blush brush which can be easily found at the drugstore for under $12. Throw away the mini-brush that is included in the packaging - those are way too small to be useful and will make the blush look streaky and unnatural. Cream, gel and liquid blushes tend to look a bit more natural as they meld easier onto your skin.

The Body Shop Baked-To-Last BlushThe Body Shop Baked-To-Last Blush

Application Tips

Make sure your skin is well-moisturized before applying blush. Apply moisturizer after washing your face while it is still damp and then let it dry. If there are dry patches, the blush will grab onto them and look blotchy. Tap your blush brush onto the powder and gently tap off any excess - do not blow on the brush! Blend softly onto the apples of your cheeks. Cream blush can be applied with your fingers - just dot three small dots onto the apples of your cheeks and blend. It’s a bit tricky to get both sides evenly matched but with practice it should be easy as pie! Gel and liquid blushes tend to last the longest - but you have to work fast because it dries really fast! Use the applicator to dot the liquid on your face and blend! A good tip is to use cosmetic sponges to apply - just put a couple of drops on the sponge and then blend on your cheeks for perfectly rosy cheeks!

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astucieuse331
astucieuse331 posted in Friends:
I feel like that too! I know where you're coming from, but believe me, I've moved on. Those people? Bleh. Not worth my time, and certainly don't deserve me.  You described me exactly: good with people and friends, but don't have a best friend at all, and others really don't care whether I'm lonely or sad. Well, it might sound crazy, but guess what? I've found a friend in me instead of others. I've learned to accept that you can't please everyone, and that some of the fish in the sea aren't worth wasting your time on. So I've become independent, to learn to depend on myself more than to rely on others. Trust me, it works, and I think it'll work for you. But if you really need a friend, me and @alienincognito are here to talk to you if you need us! @alienincognito: LOL! DUDE! That's HOW I THINK! Whenever one of my friends talks behind my back or backstabs me, I'm like, "Ah, whatever, 'screw em, I'll let Karma take over! I ain't letting those negative peeps ruin my day." Maybe you, me, and hasti10 could start a group where we can talk to each other!  :) :D 8)
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astucieuse331
astucieuse331 posted in Friends:
I've always felt the same way. My one best friend gossiped behind my back, used me, all that girl stuff. She took me for advantage and we had a bunch of fights because of her finding a new friend and completely acting as if I didn't exist, and I told her to give me at least some attention every once in a while if she can't even continue to talk to me daily. And.. I lost her. Well, she lost me. We both lost each other. But then I realized.. it's the people that you least expect to be nice to you you'll find kindness in. Why? Based on personal experience, and I'll tell you the story: For my gym class, me and my peers were supposed to make a group for a dance. This was when my best friend had found a new friend already, and the time at which we had a few fights because of that. Of course, I relied on my best friend to count me in her dance group. At lunchtime, I sat together with my best friend, and we ate our lunches in silence. All of a sudden, I brought up the dance groups and asked her straightforwardly: "Can I join your group?" No reply. "Kelly, can I join your group?" No reply. "I mean, since our class is uneven, I found it fair that there'd be a group of five, you know?" None at all. Kelly ignored me straight off the bat, leaving me speechless. My mind raced with thoughts, and I thought, maybe it's not worth having Kelly as a friend. A few days later, we were playing Dodgeball for gym. I was on Kelly's team, and overheard her talking with her new friends about who to pick for the dance group. One of her friends mentioned me, and Kelly said: "Oh no, we shouldn't pick her because _____ (I don't know what she said then)." I was shocked, but was anticipating it, so when the time came to choose groups, I saw my friend, Luke, ask two girls, Cher and Bridgette, to join their group. Surprisingly, Cher and Bridgette actually accepted him, and so I thought, "Wow, if they accepted Luke, they might accept me aswell!" and so built up the courage to ask them if I could join. Even though Cher and Bridgette were mean to me sometimes, I knew that I had to risk it and see what'd happen. Afterall, rejection is just another opportunity to find a better group. Little did I know, it'd be the best choice of my life. They were so happy, and even thanked me for joining them! I was speechless once more; I never knew that the peers that I thought I would never be friends with would actually be my friends!  So yeah, that's what I learnt, and I never regretted learning that fact. Ever since then, though, I've learnt not to trust people as much as I used to anymore. I learnt that independency is what works for me, what I was meant for in terms of socializing or working. But, other things may work for you. If you still want a friend, you can be independent and wait for the right person. However, if you still want a real friend, you can wait, but still mingle (hang out) with other people! I I'm not going to make fun of you because I know how you've felt, just as I stated in my past problem before. But you can move on from those friends, they're not worth your time and certainly don't deserve you as a friend. Trust me, if it's meant to be, you'll definitely find a true friend. But if it's not, you may become like me, finding happiness in my own way. I want to remind you though-- you don't need someone to stay happy, or keep you company. This may sound silly, but you can even have your own invisible friends! I've had one, but that's very rarely for me. It's not silly though if you see the general idea; usually these friends are made from different dimensions of your personality or just because of will. There's a lot more fish in the sea, though, so I'm sure you'll find a true friend that's meant for you  :) Take care, and I hope you'll find a true friend soon!
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ts01
ts01 posted in Friends:
im so sorry you girls feel that way.true friends are there, its just easier to find users because they are more plentiful. dont give up, you will find real friends eventually
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lolflowergirl
lolflowergirl posted in Friends:
i feel alone too
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kayme123
kayme123 posted in Friends:
i know the feeling. but i got taken off a website instead of my friends. i can assure you they probably feel the same and are missing you, BUT its not worth dwelling over it. friends come and go without any choice in life and trust me, i lost the love of my life and my two of the best friends in the world. The thing is, you have to move on, because they wouldent want you feeling sad over them right? they'd want you to be the happy person you were when you were with them! for starters, i'll be your friend so your not scared to make some new ones. To be honest, i went through the exact same thing as you did and it DOES hurt very bad. But once you find some people that are willing to make you feel better, you know you've chosen the right friends again
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