beauty tips How to find the best Blush colour for your skin tone

by  chelsea-simmons January 25, 2022

How to find the best Blush colour for your skin tone

Every woman has a makeup product you won't leave home without applying— mine is blush. If you're anything like me, you know adding a hint of colour to the apples of your cheeks can keep you looking fresh-faced all day. However, all too often blush is overlooked; many women simply use the first pink shade they can find. The truth is, like all other makeup, there is an art to choosing the best blush shade for your skin tone, and our Director of Makeup Education, Tricia Behmardi has the scoop on how to choose the best blush colour for you.

The Best Blush Shade for Fair, Medium and Dark Skin

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.

PurePressed Blush for Fair Skin
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Source: @missyfabm on Instagram

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.

PurePressed Blush for Medium Skin
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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. 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.

PurePressed Blush for Dark Skin
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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 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

Practice Makes Perfect

Give our range of PurePressed Mineral Blushes a try and show us how you get cheeky. Share pictures with us on Instagram using @janeiredale and #BeautyWithBrilliance