Blush can create a just gone to the beach look. It can also be used to create the more dramatic contouring you see in fashion shows and shoots.
Powder blush is the most easy to apply. It blends well and works on all types of skin.
A gel blush creates a sheer color, but is more difficult to blend.
For dryer skin types you could try a cream blush. This will radiate the skin, and leaves it looking dewy.
I love the cream to powder blushes, as it goes on as a cream and dries a long lasting powder finish. One of the brands I love to use who carry this texture is DanielSandler!
A pot rouge like Laura Mercier provides blendable color for normal to dry skin types. It provides a sheer stain on the cheeks and medium coverage on the lips. Easy going.
Apply your natural color and then add a pop of a brighter color on top. The natural shade looks natural at first, but often shades easily. The brighter shade alone is great for evening, but might be too much of a contrast for every day. The layering technique offers natural brightness. When you’re using a bronzer, skip the natural color and layer a bright color on top!