May 21, 2012 Makeup.com Face

The Perfect Spring Blush for Every Skin Tone


Applying blush is one of the easiest ways to create a healthy glow. Whether your complexion is light, tan, or dark, there is a perfect color for you.
Fair to light
Warm up light skin tones with subtle colors that mirror your natural flush.
  • A light pink or peach blended on the apple of cheeks and along cheekbones will add warmth without overwhelming fair skin. Try: Paula Dorf Blush in Angel.
  • If your cheeks are naturally pink or red, skip the blush and add dimension with a peach bronzer.  Even out redness with foundation, and then apply bronzer along cheekbones. Try: Nars Bronzer in Irresistiblement.
Medium to honey
Accentuate cheekbones and enhance your natural glow with a pop of color and touch of highlighter.
  • Spring is the perfect time for those with medium skin tones to use coral or hot pink blush. Lightly apply the blush on the apples of your cheeks, making sure the bright color compliments—not overpowers—your skin tone. Try: Bobbi Brown Blush in Nectar.
  • To make the color really pop, sweep a liquid highlighter along the cheekbones. Try: St. Tropez Gold Skin Illuminator.
Olive
Olive skin ranges from light to dark and has gold and olive green undertones, which works well with natural pink shades.
  • To brighten tan skin, apply a bright coral or pink shade on the apples of cheeks. Try: MAC Powder Blush in Peaches.
Dark
Brighten dark skin and accentuate your face shape with highly pigmented blush colors.
  • Apply magenta or apricot blush to the apples of cheeks and blend along cheekbones. Try: Becca Crème Blush in Hyacinth.
  • For a night on the town, play up dark skin with an orange or hot pink blush. Try: 3 Custom Color Lip and Cheek Stain in Poppy.
  • Dab a tinted balm along cheekbones for a healthy glow. Try: Rosebud Salve.
What blush color are you wearing this spring?
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