The trick to properly applying blush is getting it right on your cheekbones. I’ll be the first to admit that I have a big face, so for me, powdering my cheeks is somewhat complicated work. Blush has to avoid the hollow below the cheekbones to exaggerated the contouring making it appear smaller instead of the big pan face (I am honest and realistic about what I have!). The brush you use is the key to precise application, and nothing, absolutely nothing on the market even comes close to the magic that is this NARS brush. Instead of having a flat surface, it comes to a point where it makes contact, so you get the perfect trace of color right exactly where it’s wanted. This brush is seriously foolproof! You can swish it side to side, or make circles on the apples of your cheeks. Either way, you’re guaranteed to get the right application. This is especially essential if you like to use bright blush for added drama. You don’t want to end up looking like a clown! And for the “natural” sun-kissed look, this brush will give you a flawless glow every time. No guess work at all! At Barneys New York for $50, best money ever spent.