In case you missed it, orange is the color of 2019. And no, we’re not just referring to Living Coral. Orange in all iterations is popping up everywhere — and all over faces we can’t stop staring at. The shade looks good on virtually everyone, has a wide range of variations (it can be as bright or as subtle as you’d like) and is one of the least intimidating shades for the beauty beginner. That doesn’t mean one orange fits all, though. Certain shades are better for certain skin tones — see which one fits your skin tone best, ahead.
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Orange Blush for Light Skin Tones
Light skin tones benefit from peachy-orange shades that add a hint of color without overwhelming the complexion. We recommend opting for a liquid option like Giorgio Armani A-Line Liquid Blush in Peach, a wearable, water-based formula that can be blended in with your fingers for an ultra natural look.
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Orange Blush for Medium Skin Tones
Medium skin tones often have a naturally “toasted” effect, which is why we recommend going all in with a vibrant (but blendable) orange hue. Cue Lime Crime Softwear Blush Soft Matte in Firewall, a sunset orange shade that offers a soft matte finish.
Dark skin tones pair perfectly with orange — particularly deeper, richer shades. Lancôme Blush Subtil Powder Blush in French Blush is at the top of our list. It’s a complex orange shade with a silky finish and zero shine. It practically glides on the skin, and stays put for hours on end.