Let’s be honest: Blush can make or break your makeup look. While the right shade can instantly brighten up a dull complexion, one wrong sweep of the brush can just as easily throw you into clown territory.
To correct a heavy-handed application, you don’t have to remove your makeup and start from scratch. When it comes to powdered formulas, you can buff away the overload with a Beautyblender sponge ($20; sephora.com). Swirling a clean, fluffy brush (like Bobbi Brown's Face Brush, $44; sephora.com) along your cheeks will also get rid of any excess product. If you still need to tone things down, dust a loose translucent powder over the area with a brush or power puff to diffuse a too-bright pigment.
Alternatively, for cream blushes also, you can dab a bit of liquid foundation on top of the blush and rub it in with your fingers. Along with erasing your mishap, this will create that coveted “lit-from-within” glow.