Maybe we shouldn't admit it, but even after all these years of wearing makeup we're still not an expert at applying blush properly. Then we realized it's not us, it's the brush. That's why The O Report recommends bareMinerals Angled Face Brush ($20). Made of natural fibers, it takes all the guess work out of the tricky art of sweeping blush from the apples of your checks to your cheekbones. Its tapered bristles do the work for you by tracing cheek contours. 

Just sweep it across your blush, place the longer bristles on the apple of your cheek, then sweep out in the direction of the shorter bristles. Repeat until you have your preferred amount of color. The Angled Face Brush works with any cake blush or bronzer. We use it with bareMinerals Ready Blush in a peachy coral called The Aphrodisiac ($23), but it comes in seven other gorgeous shades. Details: bareMinerals at SouthPark Mall, 704-362-1228.