All Flushed Up – How To Determine Your Shade of Blush

Many people love to wear blushes because it gives them a healthy glow, especially when they look as pale as winter. Blushes are available in different colors and shades, and looking for one that suits your skin tone can be a little bit confusing. However, there are techniques that can help determine the right  shade of blush. The trial and error method can be made easy if you know how to do it right.

Blushes are categorized into different types. Some types can work on any skin type,but there are some types which would need more work in order for them blend well on your skin. These are:

1. Shimmer – These blushes are best used during nighttime, especially if you are going out. It gives off a nice glow. You can also use this to highlight other parts of your face such as your forehead, your nose bridge, and even your cupid’s bow.

2. Powder Blush – This is one of the most popular blushes because its colors are so dense and pigmented that a little goes a long way. People with oily skin can especially benefit from this because it doesn’t contain any excess oils.

3. Gel and Tint Blushes – These blushes give you that just-got-pinched naturally flushed look. This is great for people who prefer simple, everyday no-fuss makeup. This would probably not work for those with extremely dry skin since it dries pretty fast, and so it would be a bit tedious to blend.

4. Cream Blush – Cream blushes are easily blendable, are moisturizing and it is also a little bit sheer. This blush is best applied using your fingers. People with dry skin are much suited for this type of blush because of its moisturizing ingredients.


Skin Tone Method:

Fair Skin Tones – pink, tawny and beige blushes

Darker Skin Tones – plums (cool skin tone), auburn and bronze (warm tone)

Olive to Yellow Skin Tones – warm brown, copper, almond

Tanned Skin Tones – peach, coral, orange

Color Wheel Method:

Cool Tones

If you are wearing cool toned colored clothing such as blue, green, teal, plum, lavender, etc, wear blushes that are cool toned as well. Blush colors such as crimson, wine, pastel pink, rose, etc can work well.

Warm Tones

If you are wearing warm toned colored clothing such as pink, red, orange, and other earth tones, wear blushes that are warm toned. Examples of warm toned blushes are coral, bronze, hot pink or red.

As you can see,it is pretty easy to determine your shade of blush. All you need to do is to find out your skin type and skin tone. Also, familiarizing yourself with the color wheel can also help. There are tons of blushes available in the market today. Don’t be afraid to experiment with colors because you can definitely get the perfect look that’s right for you.



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