Medium to tan and deep skin tones require dynamic, versatile and inclusive face makeup — and blush is an integral part of this. We love these pretty colored powders because they add dimension, warmth and life to the face. But as with most makeup, not every color of blush works with every skin tone. If you have a medium skin tone with cool undertones, pick a warm rosy blush. If your undertones are warm, opt for a coral shade. And medium skin tone with neutral undertones will look naturally flushed wearing berry blush. (Of course we can help you identify your undertones if you need it.)
Ahead, find the best six blushes we love for medium skin tones in every shade range you might fancy.
For a lot of pigment payoff, the NYX Ombre Blush in Sweet Spring is one of our go-to’s. It allows you to build your color as you please, all while adding the smoothest textured finish to any cheekbone it graces.
A pink blush is just about every makeup guru’s best friend, but what we love most about Milk Makeup’s Swish is its versatility. It adds a subtle but rosy finish in the most natural and approachable way.
If a coral shade is more your style, look no further than the Maybelline Fit Me Blush in Peach 40. While this powder complements just about any skin tone, we think it enhances medium to tan skin like magic because of its orangey undertone.
Hourglass Dim Infusion is our ultimate coral pick for medium skin tones because of its gold flecks. It not only warms up the skin with it’s pretty chroma, it also adds major sparkle and shine that we can’t get enough of.
For a subtle berry flush, we love theBalm Cabana Boy as an everyday go-to. This powder is super pigmented, and a little of it certainly goes a long way.
Another gorgeous berry pick for medium skin tones is one of our OG favs: the Urban Decay Afterglow Blush in X Rated. We love how the purple undertones of this blush add a cool-toned finish to the skin without a touch of washout. It’s our favorite berry blush to date.