How to Find the Best Blush Colour for Your Skin Tone

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Spring is in the air...

The sun is shining, our boots have been tucked away for next season and as our days get brighter so does our wardrobe.

Big in beauty this season will be beautiful blush with fresh dewy skin and soft hair and barely there eye makeup looks. To soften your look and add a little contour, colour and charm to your makeup routine this season try adding a little rosy cheek to your rotation.

With so many shades and options purchasing a blush can be confusing and almost daunting! To help you figure out which tones compliment your skin we've included a how to guide via our friends at Jane Iredale.

How to Find the Best Blush Colour for Your Skin Tone

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What blush shades work best for fair skin?

When you have fair/light skin, your best blush shades are soft pink, light coral, and peach.

For ladies, with light skin tones and cool or pink undertones, you should wear the soft pink shades for a natural look and the peach/coral shades for a pop of colour.

If you have a light skin tone and warm or golden undertones, try wearing the peachy coral shades for a natural look and the soft pink blushes for a pop of colour.

What blush shades work best for medium skin?

For those with a medium skin tone, try rich pink, warm mauve, and deep peach blush shades.

If your undertones are cool or pink undertones, you should wear the rich pink or mauve shades for a natural look and the deep peach shades for a pop of colour.

Ladies with warm or golden undertones should wear the deep peach shades for a natural look and the rich pink or mauve blushes for a pop of colour.


What blush shades work best for dark skin

Women with dark skin look wonderful in deep fuchsia, berry, warm brown, raisin and tangerine blush shades. Cream blushes are a great way to get high-impact colour that still looks natural.

If you have cool or pink undertones, wear the fuchsia or light berry shades for a natural look and the tangerine hues for a pop of colour.

Those with warm or golden undertones, should wear the warm brown or tangerine shades for a natural look and the pinks and berries for a pop of colour.



When to wear warm and cool blush tones

There’s a simple trick to deciding whether to wear a warm or cool tone blush. For a natural look, choose a blush with the same undertone as your skin. If you want a bold looking blush, pick one with the opposite undertone as your skin.

Therefore, if you have a warm skin tone (a yellow undertone), choose a warm blush shade for a natural look and a cool blush shade for a pop of colour. Vice versa if you have a cool skin tone (a pink undertone).

Warm Blushes: Coral, Peach, Tangerine, Brown

Cool Blushes: Fuchsia, Pink, Raisin, Berry

Neutral Blush: Mauve


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