A red carpet complexion is not complete without blush. It instantly illuminates the skin and helps create an airbrushed finish. From film festivals to movie premiers, see which celebrities are blushing.
- by Julie Redfern
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Paula Abdul arrived at the Late Show with David Letterman in June 2009 looking a little too color coordinated. Her jacket, lips and cheeks were all the same shade.
TIP: If you think you've over-applied powder blush, you can easily tone it down by dipping a clean blush brush in a little bit of loose powder and sweeping it right on top of the bold color.
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Ali Larter looked pretty rosy at an Instyle magazine party in May 2009.
TIP: If you have fair skin, a natural no-fail shade is light pink.
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At a benefit in New York City, Lindsay Price heated up the red carpet with seriously feverish cheeks.
TIP: If you have medium skin, try a rose color. It mimics your skin's natural flush
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At a party in Los Angeles in June 2009, January Jones had the perfect, pinch-your-cheeks flush.
TIP: To heighten your cheekbones, apply blush along the cheekbone itself and then back to the hairline - angle it towards the top of your ear.
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At the Pride of Britain Awards in October 2009, Naomi Campbell's cheeks matched her notorious temperament - fiery.
TIP: If you have dark skin, go with a raisin color--it'll look beautiful against your skin tone.
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At the premiere of My Sister's Keeper, Cameron Diaz's popped her razor sharp cheekbones with a touch of pink blush.
TIP: If they're applied sheerly, rose and coral blush can work on every skin tone.
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At the Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party in September 2009, Ashley Tisdale gave her youthful complexion a warm pink glow.
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Always a red carpet siren, Mariah Carey made no exceptions at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Besides her bustier dress and blinding diamonds, her makeup (cheeks included) was red hot.
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Kristen Bell's iridescent cheeks lit up the red carpet at a Vogue magazine party.
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