5 Shades of Blush to Try That Aren’t Pink

October 21, 2020
Genesis Rivas
By: Genesis Rivas | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
I’ve always been a fan of a good blush moment. And while I typically stick to a rosy pink blush or a peachy option, yellow blush has been trending on Instagram lately and it’s surprisingly pretty. Naturally, I went down a rabbit hole in search of other non-traditional yet gorgeous blush shades and am sharing my findings. Whether you would wear it yourself or not, check out some fun blush shades that are all having a moment.

Yellow Blush

Like I mentioned, personally, I’m kind of into yellow blush. It’s definitely unconventional, but it actually looks soft and pretty. If you want to try it, try the NYX Professional Makeup Sweet Cheeks Matte Blush in Silence is Golden.

Orange Blush

Orange tones look incredible on medium to dark skin tones and are very versatile. You can keep it subtle by choosing a peachy-orange shade, like the Glossier Cloud Paint in Beam, or go bright with an option like the NYX Professional Makeup Sweet Cheeks Soft Cheek Tint in Almost Famous.

Purple Blush

While purple, plum and mauve blushes may seem like foreign territory, they’re not always as intense on skin as they are in the packaging. If you have a deeper skin tone, don’t be afraid to use a rich purple blush like the NYX Professional Makeup Sweet Cheeks Powder Blush in Bloom & Bloom. For lighter skin tones, I recommend a pale purple blush like the Lime Crime Virtual Orchid Glow Blush in Cool Lavender.

Red Blush

If you aren’t afraid of a powerful and colorful makeup look, red blush might be right up your alley. You can either layer the color for a saturated finish or apply one swipe and blend it out really well for a more natural take. 

Green Blush

When I first saw this green blush look, I was pleasantly surprised. If you have a lighter skin tone and aren’t afraid of experimenting with makeup, this hue is actually pretty wearable. 
Photo: kärol of @yeshelllohi

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