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.
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.What blush shades work best for medium skin?
For those with medium skin, try rich pink, warm mauve, and deep peach blush shades.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.
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