Pick warm hues. If you have fair skin, try a peach-colored blush with silver flecks. Richer hues like apricot with touches of gold are beautiful on darker complexions.
Provide polish. Finish with powder blush instead of a cream, which can impart a dewy glow and look too shiny next to sparkly formulas.
Work in light layers. Tap or blow off excess powder before swirling it on the apples of your cheeks, where blush is the most flattering. Sweep in one motion and blend up toward the hairline. Repeat to build intensity.