Blush is tricky. Where it goes between your judicious morning application and your lunch-meeting mirror check is just as mystifying as the black hole that all of your bobby pins hightail it to. Short of using a cheek stain, it’s a fact of beauty that you’ll be due for a rouge re-application before dinner. So, if you decide to wear blush (and you should—if only because Kate Hudson said so), take it with you. The most portable option is Guerlain's cream-to-powder Météorites Bubble Blush in the cool magenta Cherry and the warm peach Pink. They're a little smaller than your EOS Lip Balm and are just as ready for on-the-go application: no brush necessary, and no finger-to-product contact. Just rub or dab the SweeTart-scented bubbles over your cheeks—Cherry for a natural flush; Pink to look sun-kissed—and blend it out with your fingers. Then drop the orb back in your bag and spend your time worrying about whether or not your dryer is actually consuming your socks instead.
Photos by Mathea Millman.