When it comes to makeup this AW14, trends are all about eyes; whether you choose to go smoky, lined or just loaded up with mascara is up to you – but hang on, what about the rest of the face?

The neon lip tones that dominated summer are set to take a back seat to nude lips while clever contouring and skin flattering shades of blush will add a hint of colour without taking away from eyes. If you’re stuck in a blush rut, check out my top picks below: 

  1. Estee Lauder Pure Colour Blush in Wild Sunset
    A tangy orange/peach shade that’ll give a sallow complexion the boost it needs come the winter months. Little flecks of gold catch the light and give skin a natural radiance rather than impart too much sparkle. 
  2. Aerin Multi Color for Cheeks and Lips
    For those who prefer neutral tones, this duo is great – the creamy formula is really comfortable to wear on both cheeks and lips, and is easy to apply using a brush or finger tips; plus it blends seamlessly into skin. 
  3. Anna Sui Rose Cheek Colour in #301 Dreamy Rose
    With packaging to die for and delicate rose scent Anna Sui’s rose blushers are definitely a treat! What I find particularly good about these though is that you can customise your look each day, whether you prefer to go matte, shimmer, coral or more pinky. Look for them at Asos.
  4. Bourjois Rose D’Or
    A cult classic, Rose D’Or is the original shade of blusher launched by the brand almost 150 years ago. The delicate pink-toned powder has light gold sprinkled through it to give a little shimmer and shine. 
  5. Benefit Majorette
    A pink-peach shade that will suit most skin tones, I love the cream to powder formula as it leaves a fresh finish to skin. Can be worn alone or as a colour booster underneath other powder blushers.