This Blush Hack for Women of Color Is Genius

Lindsey Metrus

The sad truth about the world of makeup products is that sometimes women of color are slighted. Take a walk through the aisles of most drugstores or large beauty supplies, and it’s clear that there aren’t nearly enough shades of foundation, powder, or BB creams to match a dark skin tone. Another product that just doesn’t measure up? Blush. Many powder blushes can end up disappearing on dark skin, thus not playing up a “natural flush”. The good news? There’s a great hack for gorgeous, bright cheeks on dark skin, and it’s called (drumroll…) lipstick! The trick is to apply using the pads of your fingers or lightly dab straight from the tube onto your cheeks and blend out with a makeup sponge.  Lipstick's creamy consistency and high color payoff makes for a highly pigmented “blush” that’ll send powder compacts packing. Scroll through for some of the best lipsticks that double as blushes!

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