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Vitallives: Cheekchic.

THE Desperate Housewives have them. So does Nicole Kidman. And even Madonna's cottoned on.

Now supermodels are showing us how it's done too - gliding up the catwalks with gorgeous, soft-looking cheeks that exude a natural, rosy glow. You can get this sophisticated look with very little effort and an array of colours that will complement any skin tone. One tip - less is more when it comes to blush, so put a little in the apples of the cheeks for the day using pink and peach tones - and a sweep up the cheek bones for night using stronger darker colours.

1.Clinique Touch Blush, has returned due to popular demand. This oil-free, non-streaking formula starts off as a weightless mousse, and then magically transforms into a velvety, powder-like texture with the touch of a fingertip. It's simply genius. Touch Blush is offered in six stunning shades including: True Nude, Spiced Kiss, Fresh Apricot, Petal Cream, Plush Plum and Sweet Clover. pounds 14.50 from major department stores.

2. For a very natural look, try Avene Couvrance's mosaic bronzer, pounds 13.50, which combines different golden tints to create a very natural glow - without a hint of sunshine. Available from Boots.

3. The Rouge Powders from Dr Hauschka infuse the skin with a radiant glow. These powders give a healthy tone to skin while extracts of Rose petal and pure Silk nurture and protect. pounds 18 from John Lewis. Or for the sun-kissed look, Dr Hauschka Bronzing, pounds 20. Call 01386 792 642 for details or visit

4. Little gems from stila give brilliant cheek colour and are packaged more like eyeshadows, but they give subtle colour, a healthy glow and last all day. Impressive. We like fade and brava' pounds 12 from major stores.

5.DuWop's Blush Therapy is a velvety cream formula with the translucency of a gel. Check out DuWop's Blush Therapy in Yoga and Rain, pounds 20 from SPACE.NK stores nation-wide and by mail order. Tel: 020 8740 2085 or see
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Sep 18, 2006
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