When it comes to makeup, blush is one of the most important items in your kit. The best blush can brighten up your complexion and add a natural-looking, healthy flush to your cheeks. But with so many different formulas and shades accessible, how many blushes should you own? And what are the top blushes for different skin tones? Keep reading to find out!
Does every person need blush?
Whether you need blush depends fully on your skin situation and the look you are going for. For example, if you have rosacea on your cheeks and use a light coverage foundation, you might not need to use blush. People with naturally rosy cheeks might also want to skip blush. Instead, they can focus on using contouring powder or bronzer to add some definition. If you have extremely pale skin, you might find that using a light pink blush will provide you with a fit-looking flush without looking overdone. For complete-coverage makeup, you might need to use a little blush to include colour to your cheeks, as foundation can make your face look flat.
How many blushes are necessary?
Regarding the number of blushes you need, there is no wrong or right answer, and it all depends on the looks you want to make and your skin tone. For example, if you want to make natural-looking makeup looks, then one light-coloured blush in a sheer or semi-sheer technique will be enough. You can own 2 shades, one for winter and one for summer, to match the blush to your skin tone as it changes throughout the year.
On the other hand, if you want to make a range of looks, from natural to dramatic, you will need a few various blushes. We advise having 1 to 3 blushes in your collection, as this will provide you with enough options to work with while keeping your collection manageable. When it comes to blushing, it is not forever better. Owing too many blushes can make it difficult to find the best shade for your skin tone and the look you are going for. For example, if you have a fair skin tone, you can pick a light pink shade for a medium pink or a natural flush for a bold look. You can also use a nude blush for a more subtle flush of colour. So, you would need 3 blushes to make a different look. Reject using a very dark shade to stop your blush from looking orange.
Best blushes for different skin tones
1. Best Blush for Fair Skin Tones
People with fair skin should look for blushes to improve their skin tone rather than overwhelm it. Lighter colours often look excellent, but you can also include a pop of deeper colour.
- Baby pink
Baby pink is the first colour that works well on those with fair skin tones. This shade comes naturally for those with fair skin, so this is the best option if you are searching for an authentically flushed look.
Peach blushes flatter your skin tones, fair included. If you want something more dynamic and bold than baby pink, peach might be what you are searching for. If you have yellow undertones, this will be amazingly flattering.
If applying plum blush with fair skin, you must blend your blush in with the rest of your makeup. Plum can include drama and mystery to a fair skin tone when worn rightly.
2. Best blush for medium skin tones
Dynamic blush colours are extremely flattering on medium skin tones. Best for a chic and flirty look or something calmer.
Apricot blushes are soft enough that they don’t deal centre stage from the rest of your makeup but bold enough to draw focus to how charming your blush looks.
Berry permits you to go bright with your blush on a medium skin tone. You can layer on the drama with a deeper berry or go to light for an easy, relaxed look.
3. Best blush for olive skin tones
Olive skin is generally famous for having a neutral or hot undertone with a greenish tint.
Go with a rose blush if you want a real, delicate flush. This colour is largely considered middle-of-the-road for those with olive skin. It is neither too bold nor shadowy. You will notice it, yes, but it will also look natural. If you are searching for an everyday blush, you meet your match with a rose.
- Warm peach
Yes, warm peaches are pretty different from regular peaches. This shade will make your olive skin look glowy and hot. Try rejecting cooler colours if you want to look more natural. These can make your skin look pretty ruddy. Instead, warm peaches will brighten up your skin just the best amount.
Copper is a strong blush that can bring out the skin's natural brightness. If you have copper-light skin, you will likely need one sweep of blush. If your skin is medium to dark olive, go for a couple of swipes.
4. Best blush for deep skin tones
Those with deep skin tones can have amazing experimenting with different colour blushes for a flirty, bold look.
- Brick red
If you have deep skin, a terra cotta colour will make your face emerge amazingly. Stick with hot colours when working with deeper skin; cool will make the skin look worn and dry. Brick packs more punch than a cool, similar shade: raisin.
Plum is another bold, dramatic option. This will immediately become one of your go-to shades because of its versatility. You can wear it as an everyday blush or go stronger for an event. It is super versatile, which makes it a perfect winter.
Tangerine is the lighthearted, fun blush of your dreams. This shade is chic and easygoing, making it perfect for summer. Pair it with the rest of your beauty essentials, or wear it with just a little mascara. You will stun no issue.
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