Finding the right shade of pink blush is a game-changer. It recreates the natural flush you get from a brisk walk and brings a glowing radiance to your whole face. Nothing makes you look healthier or your skin more youthful than the right rosy hue blended into the apples of your cheeks. But, how do you find this illusive shade that's made for your skin tone? We've solved the mystery on finding your perfect pink below.
Pink blush isn't a one-size-fits-all thing. You need to find the shade that flatters your complexion. There are different kinds of pinks: warm, neutral and cool. Those with darker skin tones should wear brighter pinks with warm undertones. While the color may look bold, it will blend into the skin for a beautiful, natural look. Those with medium complexions should look for peachier shades of pink or rosy pinks, while fair complexions should stick to cool, blue-based pinks like fresh, pale pinks and avoid pink blushes with orange undertones.
There are many pro tips on how to find your perfect pink: You can pinch your cheeks and match your blush shade to the natural tone the pinch triggers or take a peek at your inner bottom lip. Whatever color you see is the color that naturally exists in your skin tone. Translation: this is your perfect blush color. Or you can try on all of our blush shades now with our Virtual Try On tool!
Keep in mind that shades can look shockingly bright in their compact, i.e. pressed powder blush, but go on gorgeously subtle on skin. Play around and don't be afraid to experiment with colors!
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Is cream or powder blush better? Different blush formulas have different benefits and will give you different effects. Gel and cream blush formats, like Cheek Heat Gel Cream Blush, are beautifully sheer and natural looking, have high staying power and are ideal if you have normal or combination skin. Powder formulas like Fit Me Blush are perfect if you have oily skin: they blur pores and are silky and longer lasting. Both will give you the same beautiful, seamless color.
To apply, smile first. Keeping your bone structure in mind, brush on your pink blush where your cheeks pop out (these are your apples). Start off lightly and build up your color until you reach your desired look, keeping in mind that a little goes a long way! Don't forget to blend and blend some more! There should be no harsh lines, only a natural flush of color.
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