I had an “a-ha!” (more like “doh!”) moment a couple weeks ago and had to share. You’ve probably already figured this out, but if you replace the little brush that comes with your drugstore pressed powder blush with a real brush–like a soft, luxurious one that comes in a set–your blush will look infinitely better.
I had a set of brushes laying around–I use the big one for my powder foundation every day, but the others were just stuffed under the sink. Sometimes I’d bring out the lipstick ones on special occasions, but for the most part, I ignored them. When my blush was looking streaky (and the brush was feeling scratchy on my supple cheeks), I got the idea to switch out the brushes. Success! You should try it, too. (But I wouldn’t be surprised if I’m the last person on earth to figure this out.)