Nothing says fall like a flawlessly flushed cheek (it’s very “just came in from pumpkin-picking on a exhilarating, brisk autumn afternoon”). But it’s all about perfect placement! A few tips:

* Ignore your mom’s sweep-from-the-cheek-to-the-temple technique. It’s dated.

* Smile first, and then apply blush to the apples of your cheek.

* Go for warm shades that pick up the yellow or red tones in Black skin. Try deep corals, berries, gold-flecked pinks, and bronzes.

* Choose a shade that mimics the natural color your cheeks turn when you’re embarrassed, hot, or just finished a vigorous workout (in the gym or otherwise, hubba hubba).

With these tips, you’re sure to rock a fierce fall flush! From Joy Bryant to Eva Marcille, here are our favorite celebrity blush looks, and the products that’ll get you the look at home.

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