Top Left: Chanel Malice (warm; love! Wore this for my wedding) | MAC Peachy Keen (warm) | Dior Rosy Glow ‘Petal’ (universally flattering as it self-adjusts to your skin tone) | Milani Luminoso (warm) | Chanel Rose Bronze (I think any skin-tone, but definitely warm and neutral; *all time favorite!)
Bottom Left: Nars Exhibit A (use a VERY tiny bit and looks beautiful on warm or cool toned skin; looks AMAZING in pictures) | Bollywood Baked Blush in Nectar (warm; wore this over Malice in my wedding) | Bobbi Brown Peony (cool, but I can wear this alone and looks great) | MAC Margin (warm)
Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful week! Today I thought I would share how I choose the best blush colors for my skin tone and some of my favorite blushes! Blush is one of my favorite makeup products because I feel it can really bring life to your face. I am kind of a “blushaholic” and have collected many blushes over the years, but I tried to gather up a few of my favorites.
When choosing blush, it is important to know your skin tone first. If you are warm-toned, you would have golden, yellow or peachy undertones in your skin. If you are cool-toned, you would have pink or red undertones in your skin. If you are neutral, you have a mix of warm and cool undertones. (lucky you!) If you are unsure of your skin tone, here are a few tips: typically ash-blonde/brown/black/gray-haired people with blue/gray or green eyes are cool-toned while those with golden/yellow/red or orange undertones in their hair with brown/hazel eyes are warm-toned. Also, you could look at your veins: cool-toned people would have more blue in their veins, while warm-toned people would have more green. (Blue veins mixing with yellow skin tone) Neutral-toned people would have a mix of blue and green veins. One more tip is to note which metal jewelry looks best on you. Warmer skin-toned people look best in gold and rose gold, while cool-toned people look best in silver, platinum and white gold. Neutral-toned people look great with both metals. Now that you have figured out your skin tone, you can determine which color family of blush looks best on you! Note: If you are neutral-toned, you can really wear any blush color and look amazing!
Now obviously, there are other factors that determine which blush shades look good on you, including your complexion (fair, light, medium, olive, dark), hair color, eye color and outfit, but I will give you very quick tips in choosing blush for your skin tone. The best blush colors for warm-skin tones are blushes with coral, peach, apricot, bronze or golden undertones in them (depending on your complexion). The best blush colors for cool-skin tones are more of the bubble gum and rosy pinks. Neutral skin tones look great in plum, rose and berry-toned colors, but can also wear warm or cool-toned blushes.
Although these tend to be helpful blush tips/rules, it is okay to be a rule breaker! I am warm-toned so I look best in warm-toned blushes, BUT that does not mean I can’t add a cool-toned blush to add a pop on my cheeks. I have found I am drawn to the candy pink blushes, but I must layer a warmer blush underneath. I tend to use a more dense blush brush to pack the warmer toned blush on my cheekbones and then I use a fluffier powder brush to lightly dust the cool-toned pinks on the apples of my cheeks for a pop! (especially the Dior Rosy Glow ‘Petal’) I hope these blush tips were helpful! Happy blushing!