Hands down, blush is my favorite beauty product. Have you seen all of the gorgeous shades on the market? They look like candy! Not only am I captivated by the color options, but I also find that the perfect blush has the ability to change my entire face in a single step.
1. Go for subtle and flattering, not overpowering
Because of all the gorgeous options out there, nailing down the right blush shade for your skin tone can be a bit of a challenge. Ideally, you want your makeup to be something that is going to be a natural and subtle, a flattering flush of color, but where to begin? Even the best blush can only do so much, so its important to start with your skin. Healthy skin makes for beautiful skin, so make that your first priority. From there, finding your perfect makeup match is a piece of cake.
Fair-skinned women are best to stick with something on the light side. Pale pinks, peaches, and even a golden nude will easily enhance porcelain coloring. If your skin tone ranges from beige to tawny, opt for a shade of blush in the amber or rose family, depending on what you are drawn to. Darker skins can play with fuchsias, plums and oranges – shades sure not to get lost on your beautiful coloring.
3. Powder vs. cream – which should you use?
When it comes to formula, don’t shy away from cream blushes. You get amazing color payoff and a glow that can’t be beat. Most versions are easily applied with your fingers and they blend beautifully, suiting dryer skins that require a little extra hydrating. Powders are more longwearing and deliver high pigment with little effort. Best applied with a brush, powders are perfect for oilier skin types and they are also great for layering.
I hope that these tips are a helpful jumping off point, but as a rule of thumb, I tend to toss the rules. When you’re adding blush to your makeup kit, make sure to consider which shade will best complement your skin tone. I buy what I like and I know I’ve got it right when my skin instantly brightens after applying my chosen shade. The right blush delivers a pop of color to my ivory skin, making me feel alive and full of confidence!
How do you select your go-to blush shade?