January 29, 2015 Makeup.com TIPS & TUTORIALS

The Right Blush for Olive Skin Tone

We don't have to tell you. If you have olive skin tone, you're probably used to working with your yellow or green undertones, especially in winter months when skin is more pale. To counter that tendency, your journey toward the perfect blush for you begins with warmer hues.

blush for olive skin

Best Blush Bets

Bright pink or peach will both work well for bringing out the warmth. We like Lancôme Blush Subtil in Shimmer Pink Pool and NYX Cosmetics HD Studio Photogenic Grinding Blush in Menage a Trois. Unlike with lighter skin tones, slightly more saturated colors are often very flattering and fun to try; go for something like Maybelline Fit Me Blush in Deep Rose.

Blushes to Brush Off

Blush that has any cool tones — meaning it has a slight blue or purple tint — will not work as well. You know those pesky under-eye circles that can show up when your olive skin becomes pale? Blushes on the cool side of the spectrum can lead to a similar effect on your cheeks.

Bronzer for Olive Tones

Finally, the right type of bronzer can warm up an olive complexion. Try something like Maybelline Face Studio Master Hi-Light in Coral.

If you have olive skin, do you wear blush or bronzer more often? Tell us in the comments below.

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