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?
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
In Touch Cream Blush for Fair Skin
What blush shades work best for medium skin?
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
In Touch Cream Blush for Medium Skin
What blush shades work best for dark skin?
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
In Touch Cream Blush for Dark Skin
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