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After giving yourself a near-flawless complexion with a little help from foundation and concealer, you may feel as though your face looks a tad too much like a blank canvas. While you aren't totally wrong, this blank canvas is the perfect slate for you to bring some much-needed color back to your complexion—with a dusting of blush. The right blush color is a must for any makeup look, whether you’re looking to create something natural or dramatic. But with shades ranging from peach to plum, it’s easy to become overwhelmed by which hues will look the best on you. Below, we’ve broken down how to find the right blush color for your skin tone, so you can give yourself the most flattering flush as part of your next beauty look.
Let’s get down to business—when searching for the right blush for your skin tone, you want to make sure to keep your undertones in mind as well. Not sure what your undertones are? Flip your wrist and look at your veins. If they’re green, you have warm undertones. If they’re blue or purple, you have cool undertones. Pick a shade of blush that has undertones that coordinate with your skin for the ultimate flattering hue. This means that if you have warm or yellow undertones, you’ll be looking for an orange or red-based blush. If you have cool undertones, a blue or pink-based blush will be a safe bet. If you have neutral undertones, you’re in luck, because most blush colors will be flattering against your skin. That said, stick to softer, cooler shades as opposed to bold, bright hues.
Wondering if peach blush looks good on fair skin? Yes! In fact, the best blush for fair skin is all about light pinks and peaches. If you’re feeling adventurous and want to try a coral, plum, or another vibrantly colored blush, apply just a sheer layer of color to avoid a stark contrast.
If you have warm undertones…try the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Radiant Satin Blush with Camellia Oil in Peony or the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Blush in Bare Honey.
If you have cool undertones...try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Blush Shaping Sticks in Sexy-Flush or the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Blush in Baby Blossom.
What color of blush is best for tan skin? You actually have a few options. Those with medium skin will also want to consider pinks and peaches their best friends when on the hunt for the perfect blush shade. However, as opposed to those with fair skin tones, you have a little more freedom when it comes to delving into richer colors. If you’re looking for something slightly bolder, opt for a mauve shade that won’t be too harsh against your skin.
If you have warm undertones…try the L’Oréal Paris True Match™ Blush in Barely Blushing or the L’Oréal Paris Summer Belle Makeup Blush Please! in Blushin' in Saint Tropez.
If you have cool undertones…try the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Radiant Satin Blush with Camellia Oil in Mauved or Berry.
If you have olive skin, you’re in luck! Your rich skin tone calls for a deep blush color. Think plums, bright corals, popping pinks, and lush brown hues. So pretty!
If you have warm undertones…try the L’Oréal Paris Summer Belle Makeup Blush Please! in Blushin' in Rivera or the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Longwear Blush Shaping Sticks in Cheeky Dimension.
If you have cool undertones…try the L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush™ in Innocent Flush or Tender Rose.
The blush world is your oyster! When it comes to the best blush for dark skin, you can feel free to pull off dramatic, rich tones without having to worry about creating an unwanted, overly harsh contrast. Red and orange are particularly flattering on your skin, as well as shades of brown.
If you have warm undertones…try the L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Makeup Radiant Satin Blush with Camellia Oil in Marigold or the L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush™ in Apricot Kiss.
If you have cool undertones…try the L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush™ in Spiced Plum or Rosy Outlook.
Now that you know how to find the right blush for your skin tone, it’s time to determine the most flattering makeup colors for the rest of your look! Here are The Best Makeup Colors for Every Skin Tone.
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