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    How to Find the Best Blush Color for Your Skin Tone

    • 3 min read

    BY CHELSEA SIMMONS

    Every woman has a makeup product you won't leave home with out applying— mine is blush. If you're anything like me, you know adding a hint of color to the apples of your cheeks can keep you looking fresh-faced all day. However, all too often blush is overlooked; many women simply use the first pink shade they can find. The truth is, like all other makeup, there is an art to choosing the best blush shade for your skin tone, and our Director of Makeup Education, Tricia Behmardi has the scoop on how to choose the best blush color for you.

    The Best Blush Shade for Fair, Medium and Dark Skin

    What blush shades work best for fair skin?

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    When you have fair/light skin, your best blush shades are soft pink, light coral, and peach. For ladies, with light skin tones and cool or pink undertones, you should wear the soft pink shades for a natural look and the peach/coral shades for a pop of color. If you have a light skin tone and warm or golden undertones, try wearing the peachy coral shades for a natural look and the soft pink blushes for a pop of color.

    PurePressed Blush for Fair Skin

    Barely Rose

    Barely Rose PurePressed Blush

    Cotton Candy PurePressed Blush

    Whisper PurePressed Blush

    Copper Wind PurePressed Blush

    In Touch Cream Blush for Fair Skin

    Clarity In Touch Cream Blush

    Connection In Touch Cream Blush

    What blush shades work best for medium skin?

    Get @mhdean1's look with Dubbonet PurePressed Blush.

    For those with a medium skin tone, try rich pink, warm mauve, and deep peach blush shades. If your undertones are cool or pink undertones, you should wear the rich pink or mauve shades for a natural look and the deep peach shades for a pop of color. Ladies with warm or golden undertones should wear the deep peach shades for a natural look and the rich pink or mauve blushes for a pop of color.

    PurePressed Blush for Medium Skin

    Barely Rose PurePressed Blush

    Dubonnet PurePressed Blush

    Mocha PurePressed Blush

    Flawless PurePressed Blush

    Sheer Honey PurePressed Blush

    In Touch Cream Blush for Medium Skin

    Blush for Medium Skin

    Candid In Touch Cream Blush

    Connection In Touch Cream Blush

    What blush shades work best for dark skin?

    Get @byfrederikkeravn's look with Mystique PurePressed Blush.

    Women with dark skin look wonderful in deep fuchsia, berry, warm brown, raisin and tangerine blush shades. Cream blushes are a great way to get high-impact color that still looks natural. If you have cool or pink undertones, wear the fuschia or light berry shades for a natural look and the tangerine hues for a pop of color. Those with warm or golden undertones, should wear the warm brown or tangerine shades for a natural look and the pinks and berries for a pop of color.

    PurePressed Blush for Dark Skin

    PurePressed Blush for Dark Skin

    Clearly Pink PurePressed Blush

    Mystique PurePressed Blush

    Whisper PurePressed Blush

    Copper Wind PurePressed Blush

    In Touch Cream Blush for Fair Skin

    Candid In Touch Cream Blush

    Charisma In Touch Cream Blush

    Chemistry In Touch Cream Blush

    When to Wear Warm and Cool Blush Tones

    There's a simple trick to deciding whether to wear a warm or cool tone blush. For a natural look, choose a blush with the same undertone as your skin. If you want a bold looking blush, pick one with the opposite undertone as your skin. Therefore, If you have a warm skin tone (a yellow undertone), choose warm blush shade for a natural look and a cool blush shade for a pop of color. Vice versa if you have a cool skin tone (a pink undertone).

    • Warm Blushes: Coral, Peach, Tangerine, Brown
    • Cool Blushes: Fuchsia, Pink, Raisin, Berry
    • Neutral Blush: Mauve

    Practice Makes Perfect

    Give our range of PurePressed Mineral Blushes and In Touch Cream Blushes a try, and show us how you get cheeky. Share pictures with us on Instagram using @janeiredale and #BeautyWithBrilliance.

    Chelsea Simmons

    Chelsea Simmons

    Chelsea began her beauty journey in 2010 as a fashion and beauty freelancer at Ladies’ Home Journal magazine. There she had the chance to test and review hundreds of products while quickly falling for the benefits the clean makeup she tried. After leaving the magazine industry, she worked as a publicist for international fragrance and beauty brands until 2016 when she landed at jane iredale. Here, she has discovered liquid eyeliner doesn’t have to burn her eyes, foundation doesn’t have to feel heavy, and that the jane iredale Global Educators truly have the best beauty hacks. Since then, she’s shared her 10+ years of experience with you on The Good Glow Blog.