The Best Pink Blushes to Give Every Skin Tone a Rosy FlushSeptember 26, 2022
While we’ve always been makeup-obsessed, we’ve never been this blush-obsessed until recently. Blush is versatile — you can pat it on the apples of your cheeks for a fresh-faced look, swipe it across your temples for added drama or apply it across your nose and cheeks for a rosy, sun-kissed effect. There’s a shade of pink blush that works for every skin tone, from baby pink shades to fuchsias and peachy-pinks that offer a luminous glow.
“The first step when picking a blush color is to determine your undertones,” says celebrity makeup artist Judi Gabbay. “Choosing a blush with the same undertone as your skin will look soft, complementary and natural.” Keep reading to see Gabbay’s pink blush recommendations for every complexion.
Best Pink Blushes for Fair Skin
“Fair skin looks beautiful in lighter baby pinks, lighter peaches and rosy tones,” says Gabbay. “Blushes in these tones don’t overwhelm a milkier complexion and help bring a small pop of color to the apples of cheeks.”
For those with cool undertones, try a baby pink blush like the L'Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Blush in Baby Blossom. If you’re fair and warm-toned, Gabbay recommends the Pat McGrath Skin Fetish: Divine Blush Duo in Aphrodite Amour, or something similarly peachy.
Best Pink Blushes for Medium Skin
“Medium skin tones look great with slightly deeper pinks, sunkissed corals or mauve shades,” says Gabbay. The L'Oréal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Blush in Apricot Kiss will give you a bronzy, rosy glow, like you’ve been out in the sun all day, while the Lancôme Blush Subtil in Aplum mimics a fresh-from-the-cold flushed effect.
Best Pink Blushes for Olive Skin
“I love warm peach tones, medium pinks and rose tones for olive skin,” says Gabbay. “Olive tones are typically warmer so using warm-toned blushes are flattering, but if you’re looking for more of a pop, a rose-toned blush brightens and adds youth to olive skin.” Try the Maybelline New York Fit Me Blush in Peach for the latter, or the Valentino Beauty Eye2Cheek Blush and Eyeshadow in Very Rose 02 for a pop of pink.
Best Pink Blushes for Dark Skin
Gabbay recommends bright pink, red and coral blushes for dark skin tones. “These shades will give the most beautiful glow from within,” she says. For a bright, cool-toned pink, go with the Maybelline New York Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush in Fuchsia Spark. For a blush that’s bright but has warm undertones, try the Tower 28 BeachPlease Luminous Tinted Balm in Happy Hour.
Best Pink Blushes for Deep Skin
“If your skin tone is deeper, I love a berry-toned, true coral or magenta-toned blush,” says Gabbay. “Wine and plum shades on deeper skin give a radiant flush.” The Maybelline New York Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush in Berry Flame is a dewy, berry-toned pink that sings on deep skin tones. For a show-stopping pinky-coral, Gabbay suggests the Patrick Ta Major Beauty Headlines Double Take Creme & Powder Blush in She’s Vibrant.
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