Like your foundation and lipstick, your skin tone plays a significant role in determining the best blusher for you.
Thankfully, more and more beauty brands have extended their blush shades to suit most complexions – we’re no longer living in a ‘one-shade-suits-all’ era.
There’s a wide range of blush colors and palettes to help every girl achieve a perfect post-pilates class flush seamlessly.
Of course, blush seems like an unnecessary step in your makeup application, but you’ll be surprised to see how the perfect blush can effortlessly turn a lackluster complexion into an ethereal, radiant glow. It’s the magic wand of any makeup collection.
So, if you find yourself stuck with the standard, sometimes unflattering flush, every time you reach for your blush, here are some of the must-have blush shades for every skin tone.
Fair Skin Tones
Unlike the 60s, where women used lipstick and thick powder to emulate pinched cheeks, today, fair-skinned women have a variety of blush shades to choose from and the best part? They come in cream, powder, and even gel form.
You also don’t have to always go for the pale pink color hues.
According to the experts, perky peach and vibrant rose shades are ideal options for paler skin, especially when you’re looking to achieve a natural makeup look.
If you want to make a fashion statement, though, the rich plum or soft coral shades should be your go-to.
Be sure also to steer away from any warm shades since they’ll make your skin appear muddy.
Medium Skin Tones
If you fall into this category, almost all the warm blush shades suit you.
So, your best option is to get yourself a palette. It’ll help you tailor your makeup look according to the seasons.
Warmer shades are perfect for the winter when your skin needs a burst of color, and cool peach shades will flatter you in the summer.
You can also play with some orangey apricot or mauvish-berry shades if you’re looking to impress your date or have a fun night out with the girls.
Check out this look from @juviasplace:
Olive Skin Tones
If you’re in this camp, you know how hard it is to get the perfect foundation shade let alone blush hues.
Thanks to the yellow and green undertones, olive skin can appear a bit sallow at times, making it a tad bit challenging to get the perfect finish.
According to experts, a wisp of orangey-peach blush can pep up olive skin tones, giving it that enchanting, radiant glow. If you’re going for the Disney princess look, a peppy rosy shade will do the magic.
If you’re, however, looking to achieve a flawless, natural makeup look, the rich bronze shade offers a seamless, natural blush effect on dark olive skin tones, while the demure copper shade works wonders on lighter olive skin tones.
Dark Skin Tones
For the longest time, women with dark skin tones have had difficulty picking out the perfect shade to complement their skin. However, with several African and Asian beauty brands coming up today, there a myriad of makeup shades that effortlessly suit the melanated skin tones.
For instance, if you’re into the edgy makeup look, the raisin brown, bronzed sienna, balmy burgundy, and brick red hues will give you that fiery look, while the true tangerine shade will enhance your skin’s natural glow.
Rosy and candy pink hues might also give you that ‘run-way worthy’ pop of color, but they can also appear a bit frosty and doll-like. So, if that’s not your forte, the brick red or more natural shades should be your go-to.
One thing you should also keep in mind when looking for bolder shades for dark or deeper skin…
Always go for the matte formula instead of the popular shimmery finish. Why?
The shimmery formula tends to appear overly reflective on dark skin. It even gets worse in photographs. So if you’re a content creator or just looking to snap away, the matte formula is your best bet.
Acne-Prone or Oily Skin
If you have oily skin, you know how annoying it is to achieve that perfect makeup, only for it to melt away five minutes after coming into contact with the sun.
Well, we have the perfect solution for you – powder formulas.
If you haven’t noticed by now, cream foundations and even blush melt off even before you get into your car. They might even be responsible for the excessive breakouts.
Therefore, swapping them out for a powder version that lasts and gives you a smooth finish is a smart bet.
Normal to Dry Skin
Those with normal skin can do well with almost any blusher. If you’re looking to achieve that dewy, show-stopping look, however, a gel, cream, or serum-based blush will do the trick.
To rev things up, you can also try layering a powder formula in a similar shade. Trust us. You’ll be turning heads!
If you have dry skin, though, a tinted blusher is your best bet. However, you have to make sure your skin is moisturized first. So, go for a humectants-filled primer – it’ll help trap in moisture so that your skin doesn’t absorb the tint.
Now that you’re fitted out with the perfect blush shade for your skin tone, nothing can stop you from achieving that ‘world stop…pause’ makeup look.
Whether you have dark, fair, medium, or olive skin, keep this guide close. It might just come in handy next time you go shopping for a new blush pallet!