Hi Everyone, 🙂
Today’s post is about blushes. As much as I am a lipstick addict, I am also a blush addict. There probably isn’t a day when I do makeup and I don’t wear blushes. I have loooads of blushes but there are in essence only 4 colors that I always reach for. And I feel that even if I don’t have any other blush color, I can totally survive on these 4. Well…just saying hypothetically… it’s a lie. 😛
Anyhoo, let’s see. :))
A pink blush : When you naturally blush, you blush in the shade of pink. That pink would be different for different people depending on their skin tones. For paler skin tones, it may be a pale/reddish pink, for medium it could be a medium warm/ cool toned pink and for darker skin tones, it could be a plummish/berry toned pink. But there HAS to be a pink blush shade for your skin tone that would make your skin glow even on your dull skin days. So pick one that made just for you. 🙂
A Coral Blush : If you are like me who uses a lot of peachy and orange lipsticks, a coral blush is a must have. It’s sort of a mid way color that would work with all orange tones. Sometimes I would mix the coral with a cool toned pink to make a different shade. It works. 🙂
A dark brown blush : A dark brown blush that is neutral toned- neither too orange, nor too muddy. Just the perfect blend that would help your contour your features. You can mix it with coral blush as well and work it as a day time muted color for cheeks. Also, if you have very light skin, you can use it as a bronzer to add a bit of warmth to your skin. I mean bronzing (if done right) looks gorgeous on all skin tones but mostly people who are too pale really feel the NEED to bronze their skin. I use it mostly to contour. I am obsessed with contouring to say the least. 😀 So find that shade that shows well on your skin without making you look washed out, dull or dirty.
A pale champagne gold color : I think a champagne gold colors works like a charm for warmer Indian skin tones. It lifts up your cheekbones, makes your nose look taller, your lips look perkier…you know it adds all the niceties to your face. 🙂 And you MUST use it for evenings. I mean you totally want the evening lights to hit all the right spots of your face. 🙂 Check out this tutorial on highlighting that I did many years ago. 🙂
There’s a tutorial on how to apply blush as well.
For reference, I have light to medium skin tone.
Blushes Shown : NARS Laguna Bronzer (which looks like I am eating it up. :P), NARS Albatross Highlighter, Maybelline Cheeky Glow in Coral, Bobbi Brown Blush in Pale Pink
So tell me, do you own all these 4 colors in your makeup collection? Please share the blush names along with your skin tones. 🙂
Below are links of loads of posts that would help you choose the right shade for your skin tones. 🙂 Good luck!
Orange Blush vs Pink Blush by MAC Mickey Contractor
My Top 15 Blushes
10 Best Bourjois Blushers Available in India
All MAC Blushes Photos, Swatches
Best NYX Blushes Available in India
Best Inglot Powder Blushes Available in India
IMBB Digs : Pink Blushes
10 MAC Blushes for Dusky Indian Skin Tones
Makeup for Indian Skin Tone
How To Choose The Right Blush
Best Orange Blushes to Choose from
Best Bronzers Available in India
How To Choose The Right Bronzer
How To Make Bridal Makeup Kit with MAC Products