If there’s anything I’ve learned about my olive skin in the past 23 years, it’s that finding the right blush to complement my yellow undertones isn’t the easiest feat. Blush, especially pinky-purples, can be tricky to pull off because they sometimes appear dull. Ahead, find five blushes that work with my undertones, making them olive-skin approved.


NYX Professional Makeup Sweet Cheeks Palette

Sweet Cheeks is one of the best blush palettes on the market — and this isn’t merely because of its variety of shades. The pigmented light coral pink shades are perfect for olive-toned babes, and you can even mix or match them to create warmer or cooler options.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Blush in Dim Infusion

One of the best blushes for olive skin has to be Hourglass Dim Infusion, a glorious baked terracotta coral powder with thick golden veins. This will light up any olive skin tone and add the softest flush of color.

Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek Stick in Rally

Another cult favorite, the Milk Rally stick is the perfect blush if you’re looking for a berry glow. Because of its stick application and creamy formula, this is excellent for a buildable finish — apply a lot for some really defined color, or just tap on a touch for a slight hue.

YSL Blush Volupté in Seductrice

The perfect go-to blush for everyday, YSL Seductrice will make every olive-toned gal swoon at its pigmented formulation and sparkle. This pinky blush has just the right amount of cool and warm undertones, and it looks super glowy dusted on the apples of your cheeks (and even better on your Instagram feed!).

 

Urban Decay Afterglow Blush in Fetish

Urban Decay Fetish is not only spot-on for olive skin, it’s also the most long lasting of the bunch. This baby guarantees 8 hours of color, which means no touching up necessary. Plus, Fetish adds that healthy glow to our undertones that we all desire and need — what more could an olive-toned girl want? Not much else, IMHO.


 

 


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About the Author:Alanna Martine Kilkeary is a native New Yorker and an assistant beauty editor at Makeup.com. She has had the opportunity to grace the digital pages of Harper's BAZAAR, Rolling Stone and Teen Vogue with her words and skills. She runs a literary infused fashion blog in her free time, her heart belongs to William Shakespeare, and most importantly, she believes that Wes Anderson should serve as art director for the entire universe.

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