From mauves to coppers, which blush shade will work best for you? We’re sharing some tips that will help you find your perfect blush colour, no problem!
Start With Your Skin’s Natural Undertone
Choosing a blush with an undertone that matches your own skin's is essential. A blush is meant to replicate the way your face naturally flushes. If the undertone is off, the colour will look stark and unnatural.
Blushes with a blue undertone will best suit those with naturally cool-toned and even pinkish skin. Blushes with a red undertone will flatter more golden complexions. If you’re unsure, try to find a shade with a more neutral undertone.
Ensure Your Blush Isn’t Too Dark for Your Skin Tone
The biggest mistake women often make with blush is choosing a shade much too dark for their skin. If the shade you apply is clearly visible against your complexion, you’ve gone too deep.
Your blush should define and uplift your complexion, not stand out like a lipstick or an eyeshadow. Using your blush as a component of your look rather than a statement piece will help you achieve a more natural look.
Fairer-skinned gals want to err on the lighter side. If you purchased a darker shade because you loved the hue, sheer it out by dusting on just a light stroke and blending until it appears natural. You can also blend the blush with a little face powder before applying it.
Darker skin tones can wear almost any blush. Just ensure it isn’t too light, or it could appear frosty or cakey.
If You’re Not Sure, Try a Marbled or Multifaceted Shade
Tons of brands offer shades that are blended or marbled with multiple colours to flatter every skin tone. If you’re a little unsure about choosing just one matte blush that suits your skin tone, give a multi-shade a try.
Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick comes in great options that flatter most skin tones. Other great options that offer a blend of flattering shades in one compact are:
- Benefit Sugarbomb Sugar Rush Flush Face Powder
- BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Soufflé
- Napoleon Perdis Patrol Cheek Products
Now you’re all set to choose the perfect blush for you. Check out our full blush selection to find your perfect shade for a gorgeous, natural-looking flush!