1. Get dewy
Dewy skin = dreamy. So mix a little cream blush with some moisturizer on the back of your hand then pat into the apples of your cheeks—it's our fave recipe for a glowy flush.
2. Matchy makeup
Boost your blush by taking it across your lids as an eyeshadow and pat into your pout for a DIY lip tint.
3. Go two-tone
Legendary makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury pioneered the "swish & pop" technique specifically for applying blush. But what does that mean? Simply use a two-tone blush and take the more subtle shade across your cheekbones, then add a pop of color to the apples of the cheeks with a dusting of the brighter blush.
4. Highlight, highlight, highlight
The best way to enhance a feature? With sparkle. Yep, highlighting is guaranteed to draw attention to your rosy flush, so be sure to sweep a sheen-worthy highlighter over your cheekbones post-blush.
5. Use a blush topper
Wtf is blush topper you might ask? They're multi-tonal, sheer blushes with a metallic undertone (think, rose-gold and pearly silver). Dust a little over your regular blush to instantly amp it up and make your cheekbones appear 3D.
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.