Who says blush can’t go beyond a classic rosy, flush? Yes, sweet pink cheeks are always appropriate, but there’s more to these compacts than one stagnant shade. With out-of-the-box blush colors like gray, violet, brick red and even stark nudes, you can brush a little versatility onto those apples! And these three shades have got you covered (literally!), no matter the occasion.
1. Au Naturel — NYX High Definition Blush in Nude'Tude
The perfect alternative for those who aren’t a fan of that precious pink flush, a flesh-toned or nude blush works for a “no-makeup makeup day” and offers more of a contour than a rosy look. Go a little heavy-handed on your cheekbones, tack on a smoky eye and you’ve got yourself an evening look, too! The beauty of a nude blush lies in its versatility.
2. Perfectly Flushed — YSL Blush Radiance in No7
Pink may seem like your run-of-the-mill, humdrum shade, but there’s still an opportunity for creativity there. Go big or go home with a girly tint that combines the powers of matte makeup and iridescent textures to give you that lit-from-within look that’s perfect for a coffee date or romantic dinner.
3. Wild Streak — Urban Decay in Bittersweet
We don’t blame you for your hesitance with purple blush. But, don’t be intimidated by this vibrant shade, you can pull it off. As a blush, or a contour, this eggplant-colored hue should be your new ladies’ night go-to — and trust us, people will notice, but for all the RIGHT reasons.
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