Blush is one of those products that can be intimidating at first, especially when it comes to technique and placement. Applying too much can leave something to be desired (clown chic anyone?) but when you get it right, it’ll be a staple part of your routine. Color choice can present another challenge, which is why we love blush palettes, which allow you to switch up your look at will and adjust your shade to fit your mood and complexion. It also makes for a stunning all over makeup look (lips, eyes and cheeks for the win), so you can create an editorial beat in a pinch. To take the guesswork out of which one’s to add to your stash, we’ve rounded up our favorite pick for different skin tones, ahead..
For Light Skin Tones
When Urban Decay dropped Urban Decay Naked Cherry Collection, the Internet (rightfully) lost its collective mind. And although the Naked Cherry Eyeshadow Palette got all of the love, we’d be remiss not to give Urban Decay Naked Cherry Highlighter & Blush Palette the attention it deserves. We love this palette for lighter skin tones because it offers a flattering pink blush hue, an iridescent topper you can layer on top or wear on its own and a highlight shade you can see from across the room.
For Medium Skin Tones
We love matte blush for everyday looks, which is why we recommend medium-toned beauty lovers add Jouer Blush Bouquet Dual Blush Palette in Adore to their collection. It features two complementary shades (a warm dusty peach and shimmery pale nude) to bring out skin’s natural flush in both a cooler and warmer shade. Although each shade looks great on its own, mix the two together for a customized look.
For Olive Skin Tones
Olive babes should turn to the E.l.f. Cream Blush Palette for their blush needs, an affordable pick that pairs well with ultra-glowy looks. We like the shade ‘Soft’ for olive skin tones, which includes coral, orange, nude and light pink hues.
For Deep Skin Tones
Formulated to complement dark skin tones, Juvia’s Place The Saharan Vol. II Blush Palette contains rich hues like Tau, a matte dark coral, and Bee, a matte mauve, alongside shimmery shades like Sola, a deep fuchsia-pink, and Zoba, a rose gold. This palette will leave you spoiled for choice and the combo options are endless.