Pumpkin Orange and Violet Purples: Our Favorite Blushes in Fall-Centric ColorsOctober 03, 2023
When you think of fall, we can bet bright yellows, warm oranges and deep reddish browns come to mind. While most obviously associated with fall foliage, we also love to incorporate these shades into our beauty routines in the form of bold eye looks, pumpkin spice-colored hair and (of course) blush shades. Ahead, discover your new favorite blush with our roundup of the best blushes for fall to warm up your complexion and help you lean into the autumnal aesthetic.
Editor-Tried and Loved: 12 of the Best Blushes for Fall
Round out your fall makeup routine with a touch of blush featuring purple, brown and orange undertones to get in the spirit of fall activities you’re probably already enjoying. From a pumpkin patch date to apple cider tasting with friends, pop on some blush to fully embrace the fall. Below, discover the best blushes for fall including a look at a few colors on one of our Makeup.com editors.
Embrace your natural glow with one of the Armani Beauty blush’s nine warm-toned colors. The buildable powder applies like silk to skin while adding lasting pigment that gets more vibrant with each layer. Combine your fall eye makeup with Mania (a deep coral color) or Offbeat (a subtle apricot beige), which work on all skin tones for a soft touch of color or bold pigment if you want to add a few layers (no cakiness here).
Whether you’re new to blush or just prefer a thin formula, reach for this lightweight liquid blush from Urban Decay. With 24 hours of wear, this blush is ideal for those with oily skin (that usually breaks apart other powder blushes) or if you’re in need of long wear color. The plumping formula gently tints skin for a dewy, glowy hue without clogging pores.
While the bubblegum pink shade Drippin’ is perfect for the summer, it also makes a great fall shade for a touch of sun-kissed pink that you’ll appreciate as the temperature drops. For a more traditional fall color, try Rebellious (a burnt terracotta).
Specifically formulated with mature skin in mind, this blush melts into the skin. Providing a subtle — but buildable — touch of color, this creamy satin formula also contains camellia oil for maximum hydration and pigment. Try the burnt orange shade Marigold for a perfect fall blush.
Perfect for all skin types, this oil-free powder blush has a luminous, silky formula that catches the light from every angle. And with its own contour brush, you’ll get a flawless application every single time. Just one swipe of your brush picks up enough pigment for your entire face. Rouge cheeks with the peachy-orange shade, French Blush or the pink-toned purple color Keep Calm & Blush.
This award-winning finishing powder is perfect for your fall skincare and fall makeup routine. It features a pore-hiding technology that instantly smooths the face and is packed with ingredients like antioxidants and peptides that instantly add vibrance to your complexion. Wear the neutral pink shade, Naturally Pretty, for a universal flush that brings life to your skin without cakey layering.
Creamy, light and soft — what more could you ask for in a blush? If your answer is a lip tint, then your wish has been granted. YSL Beauty Nu Lip & Cheek Balmy Tint is the perfect fall flush formula to add to your lips and cheek for a monochromatic moment. If you like a deep purple shade, opt for this lip and cheek tint in Chills for a buildable red-based burgundy color.
For those constantly on the go, reach for this longwear blush from L’Oréal Paris that adds a soft matte color to cheeks for a shine-free finish. This waterproof and transfer-resistant blush will last you all day without drying out your face or breaking apart when layered. If you prefer a bold color, try the shade Daring Rosewood, a cool-toned purple that complements all skin tones.
The only thing better than the perfect blush? Two perfect blushes. Featuring a creamy, pigmented formula, this blush has two shades that can be blended for a customized look, or worn separately for a soft and bold look. Darken your cheeks with this stick blush in Bright Amber and Fuscia to embrace the colors of fall, like peachy orange and deep purple. You can sheer the blush out to be as bright or dark as you please, with lasting pigment for each color.
Give yourself the look of romantic, rosy cheeks with this dusty rose-colored cream blush. The water-based gel cream is infused with colorful pigments for a buildable, blendable flush of color that you’ll want to reach for over and over again. Dab a neutral color like Nude Burn on the apples of your cheeks to emphasize your natural undertones for a slightly bronzed, fall makeup look.
We’re seeing orange blush everywhere this season, and it’s for good reason. The shade warms up the skin and gives it a healthy-looking glow. Simply apply this two-in-one cream-to-powder formula onto your cheeks and your eyelids for a monochrome, fall-inspired look. Reach for Fairy Night (a deep brown-based purple) for a vampy color perfect for the fall to winter color transition.
Putting slime on your face doesn’t sound cute, but the Freck Beauty Cheekslime proves that it is. An innovative liquid plant collagen formula gives this blendable blush a unique consistency that seeps into your skin and looks effortlessly clean. Match your cheeks to your coffee with this blush in Orange Wine, pumpkin-spice color.