Top 10 Blushes For Dusky Skin

Hi girls,

I think I love blushes as much as I love my lipsticks. I love the hint of colour it adds to the cheeks and gives you the girly, flushed face. But choosing the right shade is very important. If you are dusky and end up wearing a fuchsia pink shade, it may look disastrous. Similarly, earthy blushes will look too muddy on you. Being a dusky girl, I spent years searching for blushes that suit my skin tone. Some of the colours looked beautiful on me, while others failed badly. However, now I know the best available shades for tanned, brown skin. In this list, I have mentioned 10 such blushes and palettes that will look gorgeous on tanned, brown, dusky skin.

1. Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush in Creamy Cinnamon:

Most school and college goers in India have one of these cheeky glow blushes from Maybelline in their stash. This cinnamon shade is a nice peach brown option for women of colour. The shade looks subtle and is ideal for daily use.


2. Essence Silky Touch Blush in Autumn Peach:

Autumn Peach as the name states is a very peachy shade with mild reddish undertones. It gives an instant life to your cheeks. It has a little shimmery effect which adds a beautiful glow to the skin.


3. NYX Professional Makeup High Definition Blush – Electro:

If you want to try a pink that is suitable for your skin, go for this one. It is a beautiful fuchsia pink colour that will show up beautifully on the darker skin. You will have to be a little light-handed initially and then build the colour up slowly.


4. NYX Wine & Dine Cheek Contour Duo Palette:

This one is a personal favourite. The contour shade is ideal for contouring darker skin. The blush is a deep peachy pink shade. It adds the right amount of colour to the skin and adds the hint of colour you need to face the party.


5. Inglot Freedom System Face Blush–30:

This one is a beautiful peachy pink matte blush with a hint of orange in it. The colour suits all skin tones. But somehow it looks even more gorgeous on dusky girls with a yellow undertone. Another favourite from this range is the shade 45, which is a beautiful matte orange shade.

Inglot Freedom System Blush Peach

6. Kryolan Blusher Refill Copper:

I laid my hands on this one a few days back and it became a favourite immediately. If you are a dusky beauty like me and if you are looking for a shimmery blush to get the Cleopatra kind of glow, this will be your ideal choice. The shimmery copper colour enhances your brown skin beautifully and you will love to use it on its own or with other matte blush shades too.


7. Kryolan Professional Trio Blusher Set:

If you are looking for a blush palette, pick this one. All the colours look great individually or even when they are mixed together. If this one is not available, go for the L.A Girl beauty brick in the shade Glam.


8. Clinique Cheek Pop Cola Pop:

I am buying this very soon for sure. This is one of the most unique shades that I have ever seen. Cola shade of blushes is not very common. It adds a beautiful pop of colour to the cheeks and adds a very subtle glow. It will look beautiful on any brown skinned beauty without looking OTT. Fig Pop and Peach Pop are two other shades from this range that will be more suitable for the dusky divas.


9. Nars Taj Mahal:

I think this is a cult shade and a favourite among women of colours. The shimmery orange shade looks very flattering on every skin tone. The rich warm orange shade looks bright and illuminating on the dusky skin.


10. MAC Matte Powder Blush- Raisin:

This is a gorgeous reddish brown shade and will go with every kind of makeup look. I saw the swatch in Rati’s Mac blush swatch post and fell in love with this one. Just be careful and do not go overboard while applying this one. You can find few more amazing MAC blushes that will suit dusky skin in this post.

mac-blush raisin

I have added blush shades of different price ranges and brands to this list. Hope you find your perfect match among all these. Let me know which one is your favourite among these shades.

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