Rachel Bilson Rocks Retro Beauty

Rachel Bilson has always emanated the epitome of clean-cut, girl-next-door beauty.

You might be accustomed to wearing peach or magenta blush, but when you want to spice things up a bit, hot pink may be right up your alley.

Concerned that your bright pink cheeks have you looking like you’re in clown college?

Summertime is all about tanning, but you can still get that gorgeous sunkissed look even if you don’t have time to hit the beach.

In the wintertime, your rosy cheeks come naturally when you step out into the bitter cold and expose your face to the elements.

The best beauty secrets are the ones that are passed down and kept alive through generations of gorgeous women. Jessica Alba is certainly all the wiser for heeding her grandmother’s advice, which is mostly responsible for that beautiful, healthy glow she’s always sporting.

Molly Ringwald has inspired girls since the ’80s, and now she’s back as a self-assured grown woman with plenty of wisdom in the beauty department. Ringwald recently confessed to BellaSugar.com that she now wears significantly less makeup than she did in her teenage years, but the length of time that it took for her to get to that point taught her a few neat tricks where makeup is concerned.

In the modern world, there’s no “color by numbers” guide to show you where to put your makeup. Runway models (and the likes of Lady Gaga) have all teamed up to show us that where you apply your makeup is inconsequential as long as you can maintain a creative vision.

Consider the way you look after a day in the sun – are the apples of your cheeks the only part of your face that receive a dose of healthy color? We think you know what the answer is, which is why we’re encouraging you to look skyward as you extend your blush to your temples and forehead.

Even though makeup comes in a rainbow of varieties, it may not always feel as though we have that many choices as to which features we wish to emphasize. Do up your eyes, or go for a bold lip – never both, but still, these are only two routes to choose from.

If you thought that winter was the time for your cheeks to stand out – what with that flushed, rosy just-in-from-the-cold look that dominated so much of our appearance last season – get ready for the warm, natural glow that springtime is sure to bestow upon them.

If you’ve been keeping up any makeup routine at all, you probably know by now that most of us look better with just a touch of blush on our cheeks, no matter how youthful or natural our looks.