Getting the perfect blush or bronzer for your skin is a little like dating. Some just put you off – right off the bat, others come on a bit too strong and fade like the wind, while another few make you feel and look like a crazed clown.
But, when you find the one, that total game changer that wakes your skin just as perfectly as some highlighter, you know you won the lottery.
So, if you’ve’ been looking for that perfect blush that can entirely transform your glorious dark skin, here’s’ a quick melanin-friendly blush/bronzer guide from your favorite Black influencers and makeup artists.
Whether you prefer a creamy or matte option, these makeup gurus have shared top-notch picks that work for all routines. Keep scrolling for a quick sneak peek:
Makayla Did – Artist, Beauty Influencer & Content Creator
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Singer, songwriter, and content creator Makayla Did is famous for her clever comedy, music, and beauty tactics. And she’s’ a true believer in having the perfect blush color, which is why she subscribes to Fenty Beauty Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush in Summertime Wine ($22).
The light-as-air, non-oily cream formula instantly melts into the skin for a flawless wash of color, giving life to dark skin tones with zero fuss.
Plus, the formula is sweat- and water-resistant so that you can rock it on the hottest days, and it gives you that fresh-faced flush that makes you look like you’ve’ been getting some sun, sleep, and plenty of hydration on the reg.
Victor Ramos – Beauty & Fashion Influencer (All-Round Entertainer)
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Victor is fantabulous and one of the most celebrated makeup gurus of the 21st century. And there is nothing he loves more than a good bronzer. His bronzer of choice? The Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r’ Instant Warmth Bronzer –Caramel Cutie ($34).
The long-lasting, transfer-proof bronzing powder brings your skin tone to life with an instant sun-soaked glow. So, whether you want to achieve all-over warmth or the ultimate contour, sun stalk’r’ does it all with the effortless soft matte finish that allows your skin to look flawless- yes, even later when you’re’ at happy hour.
Whitney Madueke – Influencer & Fashion Designer
Whitney Madueke is a makeup and fashion powerhouse – and, well, an all-round sweetheart. And while she’s’ publicly proclaimed her obsession with the creamy yet vibrant Rose Inc blush, she’s’ also in love with the Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Sun Kissed Glow Bronzer In Deep Fonce, $56
Not only does it contains hyaluronic acid and provitamins D3 that deliver a healthy, beachy-bronzed glow, but it also creates killer cheekbones and candlelit skin. Like a portal o your most fabulous self, the bronzing beauty elixir transports you to the universe’s most mesmerizing destinations to unlock that sultry fall/summer look and feel.
Nyma Tang – Beauty Vlogger & Activist
If you haven’t’ watched Nyma’s’ makeup tutorials or checked out some of her melanin-rich skin product recommendations, you need to do so ASAP. Her favorite blush of choice?
The Mac Cosmetics Sketch Blush ($24). According to Nyma, this blush of choice ties in the vampy look – smokey eye and whatnot.
Plus, the cream-to-powder is enriched with vitamin E and formulated to offer a gently flushed and sunburned appearance. Nyma recommends swirling it on while your foundation is still a bit wet to help level up your glow.
Sheika Daley – Celebrity Makeup Artist
What do Serena Williams, Zendaya, La La Anthony, and Nicki Minaj have in common? The phenomenal celebrity makeup artist Sheika Daley. Sheika takes away any fear associated with playing around with bold, show-stopping hues, and her blush and red carpet-worthy bronzer recommendations are our all-time favorites.
So, Sheika suggests trying some deep-pink nude blush for darker skin tones. For medium tones, a sultry, deep terracotta is jaw-droppingly gorgeous, and if you’re’ lighter-skinned, taupes would be your most favorable blush of choice.
And what’s’ Sheika’s’ favorite blush for her clients? The Lancôme Blush Subtil in Blushing Tresor ($38). The enhanced oil-free, moisture-enriching formula blends seamlessly and lasts for hours to deliver a dewy, skin-like flush of color.
Psst… and did we mention that Sheika also has a super-classy and super-indulging eyelash line that’s’ Kelly Rowland-approved? Yap! She’s’ definitely the beauty guru you need in your life!
There you have it! What’s your favorite blush/bronzer?
Let us know in the comment section!