Find the Best Blush for Your Skin Tone

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, and our Director of Makeup Education, Tricia Behmardi has the scoop.

Best blush shade for your skin tone

The Best Blush Shade for Fair, Medium and Dark Skin

What blush shades work best for fair skin?

If you have fair skin, your best blush shades are soft pink, light coral, and peach.

Best Blush Colors for Fair Skin

Get @missyfabm's look with Barely Rose PurePressed Blush.

Barely Rose PurePressed Blush

A soft cool pink

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Cotton Candy PurePressed Blush

A shimmering dusty pink

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Clarity In Touch Cream Blush

A sheer pink

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Whisper PurePressed Blush

A shimmering peachy pink

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Copper Wind PurePressed Blush

A peach apricot

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Connection In Touch Cream Blush

A soft shimmering peach

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What blush shades work best for medium skin?

For those with medium skin, try rich pink, warm mauve, and deep peach blush shades.

Best Blush Colors for Medium Skin

Get @mhdean1's look with Dubbonet PurePressed Blush.

Clearly Pink PurePressed Blush

Bubble gum pink with subtle golden shimmer

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Connection In Touch Blush

A soft shimmering peach

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Barely Rose PurePressed Blush

A soft cool pink

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Mocha PurePressed Blush

A sheer pink

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Flawless PurePressed Blush

A shimmering peachy pink

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Sheer Honey PurePressed Blush

A peach apricot

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Dubbonet PurePressed Blush

Dubbonet PurePressed Blush

A neutral rose

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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.

Best Blush Colors for Dark Skin

Get @byfrederikkeravn's look with Mystique PurePressed Blush.

Clearly Pink PurePressed Blush

Bubble gum pink with subtle golden shimmer

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Mystique PurePressed Blush

A deep rosy brown

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Chemistry In Touch Cream Blush

A soft pink brown

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Charisma In Touch Cream Blush

A bronzed rose

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Candid In Touch Cream Blush

A warm rosy neutral

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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.


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4 Comments
  1. Great tips. I’m happy you broke down how to wear warm and cool tones. I have cool undertones and have always thought that I could never wear warm tones. I have just recently been wearing your Whisper blush (warm), and I do think it compliments my skin tone. Maybe I’ll be more confident wearing the right warm tones that compliment my coloring!

  2. I love JI powder blushes. I own Cotton Candy, Whisper, and Sheer Honey. The muted sparkles makes my skin look flawless day and night. Sheer Honey is my favorite, I have a medium-light complexion with strong yellow undertones

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