Beauty Crush: Rose McGowan's Bold Pink Blush

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Blushing beauty!

Rose McGowan stepped out at House of Hype's 2011 MTV Video Music Awards After Party in L.A. on Sunday, clad in a tight leather mini that was a far cry from the butt cheek-revealing getup the 37-year-old star wore on the VMA red carpet in 1998.

But besides her figure-hugging Versace dress and tousled, over-the-shoulder curls, the Conan the Barbarian actress added a demure pop of color to her all-black ensemble with hot pink blush and matching lipstick to boot.

When it comes to wearing bold blush, darker skin tones can pull off more intense shades, while lighter skin tones should use just a soft sweep of rouge on cheeks. (To find where you should apply blush, smile and apply it on the highest points of the apples of your cheeks). You can always apply more, so start off with just a little.

Us recommends Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush: the product comes in a slew of wearable colors and the pigments are long-lasting. ($25,