How To Find The Best Blush Colour For Your Skin Tone

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Woman applying jane iredale blush with brush
Every woman has a makeup product you won’t leave home without applying— for some, it's blush. Adding a hint of colour to the apples of your cheeks can keep you looking fresh-faced all day. However, all too often blush is overlooked; many women simply use the first pink shade they can find. The truth is, like all other makeup, there is an art to choosing the best blush shade for your skin tone, here is how to choose the best blush colour for you.

What blush shades work best for light skin tones?

swatches of blush shades for light skin tones

When you have fair/light skin, your best blush shades are soft pink, light coral, and peach.

For ladies, with light skin tones and cool or pink undertones, you should wear the soft pink shades for a natural look and the peach/coral shades for a pop of colour.

If you have a light skin tone and warm or golden undertones, try wearing the peachy coral shades for a natural look and the soft pink blushes for a pop of colour.

jane iredale purepressed blush in the shade awakePowder Blush for Light Skin Tones:

Awake (Cool) - pictured
Barely Rose (Cool)
Clearly Pink (Cool)
Cherry Blossom (Neutral)
Copperwind (Warm)
Cotton Candy (Neutral)
Whisper (Warm)

jane iredale blush stick in the shade Mist

Cream Blush for Light Skin Tones:

Mist (Cool) - pictured
Enchanted (Warm)

What blush shades work best for medium skin?

 

swatches of blush shades for medium skin tones

 

For those with a medium skin tone, try rich pink, warm mauve, and deep peach blush shades.

If your undertones are cool or pink undertones, you should wear the rich pink or mauve shades for a natural look and the deep peach shades for a pop of colour.

Ladies with warm or golden undertones should wear the deep peach shades for a natural look and the rich pink or mauve blushes for a pop of colour.

jane iredale purepressed blush in shade barely

Powder Blush for Medium Skin Tones:

Barely Rose (Cool) - pictured
Copperwind (Warm)
Clearly Pink (Cool)
Cherry Blossom (Neutral)
Dubonnet (Cool)
Flawless (Neutral)
Sheer Honey (Warm)
Queen Bee (Cool)

jane iredale blush stick in the shade Aura

Cream Blush for Medium Skin Tones:

Aura (Cool) (Pictured)
Ethereal (Warm)


What blush shades work best for dark skin?

 

swatches of blush shades for dark skin tones

 

Women with dark skin look wonderful in deep fuchsia, berry, warm brown, raisin and tangerine blush shades. Cream blushes are a great way to get high-impact colour that still looks natural.

If you have cool or pink undertones, wear the fuschia or light berry shades for a natural look and the tangerine hues for a pop of colour.

Those with warm or golden undertones, should wear the warm brown or tangerine shades for a natural look and the pinks and berries for a pop of colour.

jane iredale purepressed blush in the shade Sunset

Powder Blush for Dark Skin Tone:

Flawless (Neutral)
Mocha (Neutral)
Mystique (Cool)
Sheer Honey (Warm)
Sunset (Warm) - pictured
Queen Bee (Cool)

jane iredale blush stick in the shade ethereal

Cream Blush for Dark Skin Tones:

Aura (Cool)
Ethereal (Warm) - pictured
Glorious (Warm)

When to wear warm, cool or neutral blush tones

There’s a simple trick to deciding whether to wear a warm or cool tone blush. For a natural look, choose a blush with the same undertone as your skin. If you want a bold looking blush, pick one with the opposite undertone as your skin.

Therefore, if you have a warm skin tone (a yellow undertone), choose a warm blush shade for a natural look and a cool blush shade for a pop of colour. Vice versa if you have a cool skin tone (a pink undertone).

Practice makes perfect!

Give our range of PurePressed Mineral Blushes and Glow Time Blush Stick a try, and show us how you get cheeky. Share pictures with us on Instagram using @janeiredale_australia and #TheSkinCareMakeup