How To Choose The Blush For Your Skin Tone

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Do you have a hard time choosing a blush color or is that just us? For many women, picking the right blush color may be one of the biggest challenges when it comes to makeup. With so many gorgeous shades to choose from, finding the right color for your skin tone can seem like a daunting task at best. But don’t worry, even women experienced in makeup can feel overwhelmed at times.

When applied to the skin blush is meant to look natural and healthy. Too much can make you look clownish and too little can wash you out. If you are on a mission to finding the perfect blush then knowing your skin tone is step one. If you don’t know where you land on this spectrum then listen up! To help you out, we are going to break this down into 3 groups: fair skin, medium skin and dark skin.

STEP ONE: What’s your skin tone?


Alright you fair skinned babes, you know who you are. If you burn easily, get freckles when your burn, or if you have porcelain skin then you fall into this category. When picking a shade for your stunning skin, remember, lighter is better.

We recommend:

  • Blind Date
  • Bliss
  • Cherish
  • Heart Throb
  • Love Letter
  • Main Squeeze
  • Promise Ring
  • Secret Admirer


Medium skin toned beauties—you’re next! Medium skin tones are the most common with 80% of all women falling into this category. The best blushes for medium skin are rosey pink and deep peaches.

We recommend:

  • Infatuation
  • Puppy Love
  • Rendezvous
  • Romance
  • Soulmate
  • Valentine
  • XOXO


Okay you beautiful dark skinned dolls, it’s your turn. For your skin tone, choose colors from deep rose, deep oranges or even purple.

We recommend:

  • Chivalry
  • Covet
  • Desire
  • Summer Fling

STEP TWO: Learn how to apply


Use an angled blush brush, like the Makeup Geek Blush Brush, tap off the excess by “flicking” the end of your brush with your finger. This will get rid of any unwanted excess on your brush and keep you from applying to much on your cheeks. Apply the color to the apple of your cheeks and blend back toward the temple. If you do apply to much, use a beauty blender and lightly roll it on your cheeks, this will pick up any unwanted pigment on your cheeks.

And there you have it, you now know the perfect shade for any skin tone. We hope this guide helps you find your perfect blush shade.


Fair Skin

Medium Skin

Dark Skin

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Posted in Makeup Basics, Tutorials on (last modified: October 21, 2016)