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Like any makeup, blusher isn’t a one shade fits all scenario, which makes finding the best blusher shade for your skin tone extremely important. Gone are the days where we skip the blushing step and focus only on our bronzer; blush is all the rage right now and for good reason!
Using the correct tone blush for your skin tone can instantly bring life back to the face, giving you a natural, healthy glow with flawlessly flushed cheekbones.
Finding the best blush for your skin tone
When purchasing a blush the most important rule to stick to is finding a colour with similar undertones to your own skin tone, these being warm, neutral, and cool. This will ensure that the blush matches you perfectly rather than making your cheeks look bruised or overly flushed.
The best way to work out your skins undertones is to look at the colour of the veins in your wrist. Those with a cool toned complexion will find that their veins have more of a blue tinge to them whereas those with warmer tones skin will find their veins are more on the green side.
Those with pale, fair skin will want to stick with a lighter shade of blusher to match their skin tone. Anything too deep in colour can look overwhelming on the complexion; it’s best to stick to more muted tones to mimic your skins natural shade. These are usually true pinks, light peach and colours that have a cooler undertone.
MAC Powder Blush – Pink Swoon
Pink Swoon by MAC is the perfect cool toned pink to brighten up a fair complexion. This powder blush effortlessly sweeps over the skin to add a pop of colour but beware – this blusher is super-pigmented with a little going a long way!
Glossier Cloud Paint – Buff
The Glossier Cloud Paint is a much loved gel-cream consistency blush that blends into the skin to create a semi-sheer blushed glow. Those with fair skin will be best matched to the shade ‘Buff’ for a soft pink colour pop.
Those with a mix of both warm and cool tones, with a slightly more tanned tone than those with fair skin are often considered to fall into the medium skin tone category. If you find your skin has both visible olive and slightly pink shades in it, then the best blusher for your skin tone is often something peachy.
If you fall into the medium complexion category you have a larger range of colours to choose from when it comes to finding a blush to match your skin tone. The only shades to stay away from is anything that is too cool toned.
L’Oreal Paris Blush of Paradise Melon Dollar Baby
For just £8.99 the Melon Dollar Baby by L’Oreal is a no brainer. If you love a radiant blush that gives your skin a healthy glow and cheeks a peachy pop of colour then here is your new favourite blush.
NARS Cosmetics Liquid Blush – Orgasm
Everyone and their dog has heard of NARS Orgasm blush for one reason – it’s incredible! This extremely popular blush colour comes in both a liquid and powder formula but we’re here for the glass like skin the liquid formula gives. This warm pink shade is perfect for those with a medium complexion as it matches wonderfully to warm undertones.
Olive skin tone
Those with an olive skin tone will see yellow and green undertones in their skin and often fall into the medium complexion category. If you have olive toned skin using a blusher to bring some depth to your complexion is always fabulous.
Stick to peachy, bronzed tones to match the warmth in your skin, but create the perfect flushed colour.
benefit Sunny Coral Blush Powder
This warm coral blush from benefit is perfect for giving a pop of peachy colour to those with olive skin. It’s warm undertones match beautifully with the olive skin tone and effortlessly buffs into the skin to bring some warmth to the cheeks.
MAKEUP BY MARIO Soft Pop Powder Blush
Poppy Pink blush from MAKEUP BY MARIO is the perfect pink to complement olive undertones. It’s silky formula blends into the skin effortlessly to give a classic pink pop to the cheeks.
Those with a deep and dark complexion will want to stay away from blush shades that are too cool. Think berry colours or mauve shades rather than pinks and corals as these are often the most flattering on deep skin tones. Colours that always looks heavenly on ebony skin tones is essentially anything with a rich red tint.
Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
Those with a deep complexion can experiment with deeper coloured blushes and one that works incredibly is the Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in Daiquiri Dip. This pinkish-red shade gives a wash of colour to the cheeks and pairs beautifully with warmer undertones.
MORPHE Blush Balm Soft-Focus Cream Blush
Those with deep skin but a slightly cooler undertone will be best suited to berry blush and this offering from MORPHE in the shade Wild Wine is a blush that gives deep skin tone the perfect pop of colour. The formula feels like velvet on the skin and is easily buildable to your preferred level of blush.
The best blush for all skin types
If you can’t quite crack the code to work out what the best blusher for your skin tone is, then there’s two colours that suit pretty much every skin tone – mauve or peach! Choosing one of these two colours will keep you from having to try every blusher on the shelf to perfectly match to your skin tone.
RARE BEAUTY Soft Pinch Liquid Blush
We can’t get enough of liquid blusher for that healthy flushed skin that looks likes glass. The Soft Pinch Liquid Blush from RARE BEAUTY is a perfectly lightweight with the colour JOY looking beautifully peachy on pretty much every skin tone!
Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Cream Blush
The Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Cream Blush is super light-weight and melts into the skin like butter. The Cool Berry tone works wonderfully on every skin tone to create a natural flush of colour.