How to Never Buy the Wrong Shade of Blush Again

Updated 04/24/19

When it comes to your makeup, discovering the perfect blush can be an absolute game changer. The right pop of colour can instantly restore a healthy glow, warm up your skin tone and make you look more awake in seconds. But finding the right blush for your skin tone can be tricky. Choosing the best blush shade can really depend on the look you are going for, but it's your skin tone and type that plays a huge part in selecting the best formula.

We spoke to makeup artist Cher Webb who gave us a rundown on how to find the right blush for you. From choosing the right formula to picking the perfect hue, keep scrolling for tips and tricks of how to never buy the wrong shade of blush again.

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Fair Skin

If you have a fair complexion, start off lightly and build up the shade until you reach the desired look. It's likely that you will have a neutral or pink undertone, so go for washes of fresh pink, light peach or berry shades with cool undertones.

Glossier Cloud Paint in Puff
Glossier Cloud Paint in Puff $15
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"I love the sheer pastel toned Glossier Cloud Paint for fair skin," says Webb. "Try this in shades Puff or Beam for an instant boost of sheer radiance."

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Fair Skin

BareMinerals Gen Nude Powder Blush in Pretty in Pink
BareMinerals Gen Nude Powder Blush in Pretty in Pink $22
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"If you prefer a powder base, try BareMinerals blush in Pretty in Pink," suggests Webb. It's the perfect peachy pink tone that will warm up any complexion.

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Medium Skin

"Medium skin tones tend to be more tanned with warmer undertones. This kind of complexion looks amazing with a mix of peach and rosy pinks," says Webb.

Nars Liquid Blush in Orgasm
Nars Liquid Blush in Orgasm $23
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"The ultra-flattering hues of Nars Orgasm leave cheeks glowing. The blusher is now available in both powder and liquid form, so you can choose whichever texture you prefer," says Webb.

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Medium Skin

Benefit Benetint Rose Tined Lip and Cheek Stain
Benefit Benetint Rose Tined Lip and Cheek Stain $26
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"Benefit really raised the bar when it came to cheek tints. The Benetint has been on the beauty scene forever and still remains a firm favourite for so many of my clients," says Webb.

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Olive Skin

 

 

 

 

Olive skin tends to have both yellow and green undertones, so a flush of blush can perk the skin up in seconds. Opt for orangey-peach or golden-toned blushes to give the skin a natural flush.

Bobbi Brown Blush
Bobbi Brown Blush $20
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Try the super-popular powder blush from Bobbi Brown in the shade Clementine. The finely milled and blendable powder can be built up to create just the amount of rosy glow you want.

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Olive Skin

Perricone MD No Blush Blush
Perricone MD No Blush Blush $29
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Take the hassle out of finding the perfect blush shade with the crazy-clever No Blush Blush. This unique serum adapts to every skin tone, creating a hue that's perfect for you.

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Dark Skin

Darker skin tones tend to have a warm undertone, meaning anything from hot corals, brick reds and deep berry shades all look beautiful.

MAC Powder Blush in Raizin
MAC Powder Blush in Raizin $17
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"MAC Raizin Powder Blush, with its signature rich red hue, is a cult classic and firm favourite in my makeup kit," reveals Webb.

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Dark Skin

Decorté Cream Blush Moisturising Cheek Glow in PK852
Decorté Cream Blush Moisturising Cheek Glow in PK852 $32
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The cream-to-powder formula of Decorté blushes is perfect for giving skin a really glowing lit-from-within finish.

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