2011 People’s Choice Awards Beauty Trend Alert: Rosy Cheeks

At the 2011 People’s Choice Awards Wednesday night, celebrities like Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly, Drew Barrymore, Kim Kardashian and Selena Gomez all got cheeky with this spring’s hottest trend, rosy cheeks. Tips on how to achieve the look after the jump!

celebrity beauty trend rosy cheeks

The look on the runway:

Carolina Herrera, Nina Ricci, Christian Siriano and Michael Kors

Tips On Wearing The Look
* The key is to apply the blush to your cheekbones and blend towards the temples rather than just the apples of your cheeks.

* Those with light skin can never go wrong with pinks and peaches. Medium and darker skin look best in brighter pinks and corals.

* When going heavy on the blush, avoid using bright colors on your eyes and lips understated to prevent an overkill.

* To get the longest-wearing color, start with a cream blush then top with a powder blush.

Products Recommendations:

Temptu Retouch Blush, Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Blush, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish and NARS Blush

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. I thought Leighton Meester’s makeup in general looked really good. I know Christian Siriano did the rosy cheek look isn’t meant for everyday, but I’m still not a fan of it. It almost looks messy to me.

  2. Ooh, good thing I picked up MAC’s Ladyblush this weekend. They’re discontinuing their whole line of creme blushers, I can’t believe it!

  3. Blush has always been my thing- it makes you look so youthful and vibrant! Glad I found your website, it’s wonderful and so informative!! And my vote is the way the celebs did the bright blush, not the runway;-)

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