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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

Awake PurePressed Blush

Barely Rose PurePressed Blush

Cherry Blossom PurePressed Blush

Clearly Pink PurePressed Blush

Cotton Candy PurePressed Blush

Whisper PurePressed Blush

Copper Wind PurePressed Blush

Queen Bee PurePressed 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

 

 

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. 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

Queen Bee PurePressed Blush

Sunset PurePressed 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 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.