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Blush Brush: Use One with Cream Blush

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cream blush + brush = good move

I'm pretty sure my jaw dropped and I started like I might fall off my chair. "Use a blush brush to apply cream blush," CoverGirl makeup pro Greg Wencel had just told me. Whaaa? Like a regular blush brush, with natural bristles? With cream blush? As in a not-powder formula?  "Yes," he confirmed. "It gives you more control, an even application without disturbing your base."

Don't know why Greg's advice struck me as so odd -- using a flat brush with liquid foundation had seemed like a why-didn't-we-think-of-this-sooner idea when it took hold more than a decade ago. But this cream-with-fluffy-ish-brush thing for blush seemed whack to me. Until I tried it, with my Clinique blush brush and the easy-glide CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush. Eureka.

The CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush ($12.99 at is lovely, by the way. It's light, silky and sheer, easy to blend over the outer part of the apples of your cheeks (another tip from Greg) with fingertips. Or a blush brush. I tried the brush-move with #230, Lush Berry, on the way to interview Chris Noth (feel free to check out my photo from that interview if you haven't seen it *grin*), and lately I've been using a brush with my latest obsession, a certain MK Cheek Glaze.

Turns out an old dog can learn a new trick.