Blush is an essential part of creating your own signature makeup look, since it brings a subtle pop of colour to your cheekbones. Although, have you ever tried blush which is too dark for your skin tone? Many makeup artists recommend that blush should be applied last – since it should not only match your skin tone, but also your outfit!
If you have freckles, primarily a pink undertone and can’t stay out in the sun longer than half an hour before burning – congratulations you have fair skin! When choosing a blush, remember that lighter is always better. Anything too dark will make you look super-flushed and hot. It is best to use an angled blush brush, and always tap off the excess before applying on to your cheekbones – this removes any unwanted product before it reaches your skin.
We recommend: corals, light pinks, and shimmering blushes
Olive skin tones suit a variety of shades, especially during the warmer months when you can experiment with deep-peach tones. Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks, and swipe into the hair line – this will make the product look natural and sun-kissed. Avoid using frosted blushes since they will only look artificial on the skin.
We recommend: peach, dusty rose, deep pinks
A darker skin tone means you have a large variety of blushes to choose from, including pink, peach and even deep-orange. Avoid choosing a shade which is too light for your skin, since this will make you look tired and washed out. If you want a flawless application, use a cream blush which you can dab into the skin with your fingers for a natural look.
We recommend: peaches, corals, deep orange and frosty blushes
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