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What Is The Best Blush For My Skin Tone?

What Is The Best Blush For My Skin Tone?
Team LF
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Finding the right colour blush for your skin tone can be difficult when you aren't sure which shades compliment which tones best. With all these colours and finishes to choose from, we have put together a guide on how to choose the best blush to compliment your complexion perfectly and leave you healthy and glowing.

Finding The Best Blush For Your Skin Tone

Pinks, Corals, Oranges, Browns, Beige's...the list is endless. Not to mention shimmering, matte, cream, powder or liquid. With so many colours and textures to choose from, finding a blush to suit your skin tone can be a seriously difficult task.

We have all seen someone's glowing and perfectly done makeup and asked which products they've used, gone out and bought them ourselves. The trouble is, they don't always look the same when we put them on our own skin. This isn't a bad thing though, as we all suit different tones and shades, and that's what makes us all uniquely beautiful.

Best Blush For Fair Skin

Kate Bosworth is the epitome of fair-skinned chic, and her makeup always looks fresh, healthy and glowing.

Kate Bosworth

In an interview with Into The Gloss, Kate described how she loves to use the RMS Living Luminizer to work with other products, and unsurprisingly it works very well with blush for pale skinned girls.

Mixed with blush, highlighter can lighten the colour and leave a shimmering finish behind, which brings out the complexion of any fair skin. As it is every obvious when you go overboard with product on pale skin, cream and liquid textures are best to go for so you can build up rather than go all in with a powder.

Pale Pinks are best as they add a pop of colour without ever looking too much. Benefit's Posietint can be mixed with the Living Luminizer for a gorgeous pinky, shimmering finish that looks beautiful on all fair skin tones. Mix on the back of your hand and dab onto the apples of your cheeks, blending out as you go

Best Blush For Medium Skin

If you have fair to medium skin like Jennifer Aniston, then knowing what products suit it best will help to bring out your golden undertones and leave you radiant and luminous.

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Apricot and peach blushes with golden undertones work really well with medium skin tones, as they add a pop of colour and bring out the slight warmth to your skin.

Opt for blushes which have a slight shimmer to them and aren't completely matte, as these can drain your complexion and leave it looking flat.

The Clinique Cheek Pop in Melon Pop is absolutely perfect for medium skin tones as it is highly pigmented, yet leaves a natural flush of colour to the complexion. If you are after more of a highlighted finish, then the Shiseido Face Color Enhancing Trio in Peach is a blend of 3 soft pastel shades, which when swirled together create a lovely holiday-like glow.

Best Blush For Olive Skin

If, like Eva Longoria you have beautifully sun-kissed olive skin then you will notice that from her pictures she sticks to corals and beige's to compliment her complexion

Eva Longoria

Corals and Beige shades work best on olive skin tones as their bright hues can bring out your complexion and leave you glowing and healthy.

Go for shades with golden and peach undertones as dark browns and russet colours can leave your skin looking ashy and too heavily done up.

Benefit's Coralista builds up to a gorgeous coral-pink shade that shimmers slightly on the skin, adding dimension and depth. If you want to go a little more bronzed, then the Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Powder suits a multitude of skin tones, and adds a hint of warmth without ever looking orange, streaky or fake.

Best Blush For Medium To Dark Skin

If you have gorgeously bronzed skin like the beautiful Jourdan Dunn, then it's all about glowing and radiant shades of blush to give your complexion a luminous finish,

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Raspberry and medium pinks work exceptionally well for medium to dark skin tones as the bright popping pinks really bring out the complexion.

Go for creamy formulas that you can blend into the skin seamlessly for an even and radiant finish. Powder formulations that have deep colours can go on too dark and leave your cheeks looking a little flushed!

The Stila Crush Lip and Cheek Stain in Raspberry can be mixed with a little moisturiser to create a creamy blush that can be blended into the cheeks for a subtle pop of colour. If you want something a little darker for a special event, then the Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush in Dare gives a hint of fuschia pink to the cheeks without looking over the top.

Best Blush For Dark Skin

If like Lupita Nyong'o, you have beautifully dark skin, then it's all about the bright and radiant colours to give your complexion a boost and get you glowing.

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Deep Pinks, Reds and Bronzed Russet colours work really well on darker skin tones as the depth of colour means you can carry deeper shades perfectly.

Make sure you blend either powder or cream formulations in well to avoid pops of colour which look too bright or heavy. For your best complexion, avoid pastel colours, which can wash you out and leave your skin looking ashy.

The Max factor Miracle Touch Creamy Blusher in Soft Copper is the perfect mix between a red and pink, which adds a hint of colour to the cheeks, whilst also delivering a soft, golden glow. For something a little more daring, opt for the Stila Custom Color Blush in Pink, which is a bright pink guaranteed to make your cheeks pop. Just remember to use a little at a time and build up the colour.

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