A Bright Flush
Before you write this bold color off, just know that how you apply your blush makes a huge difference in successfully pulling off this trend. To not look like a clown, “make sure to use just a touch of the color on the apples of your cheeks,” says Maderich. (Try Make Up For Ever Powder Blush in Neon Pink, $19.) And to get this color trend right on target, check out these skin tone specific recommendations:
Fair to medium skin tones: Lightly apply the color to the apples of the cheeks. If the fuchsia is still too bright, cover the blush with a translucent powder. To complete the entire look, Maderich suggests adding a paler shade of fuchsia to the lips.
Darker skin tones: Go for a darker fuchsia hue and apply the color heavily. Maderich favors MAC Powder Blush in Frankly Scarlet, $20. “I love this color — it’s kind of a disco look,” he says. For the rest of the face, Maderich suggests a neutral, taupey eye, and “for a night look, a slight cat-eye to punch it up,” he says.