Blush gets a bad rap. It seems hard to apply, the shade options are overwhelming, and there’s a chance it’ll make you look like a clown. But whatever your reasons are for leaving it out of your makeup routine, your blushstinence ends today. Because blush is the one beauty product that can make even the sleepiest, most stressed-out person look like they just took a week-long nap on the sands of St. Tropez while cuddling a Golden Retriever puppy—all in under 30 seconds.

So today’s the day I dispel every myth and translate all the jargon, so you and your beautiful little gum drop of a face can live your best blush life. And if you don’t think you’ve been missing out on one of the most underrated pieces of makeup, please take a look at these incredible before-and-after photos, below, and get blending.

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Deep Skin

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Deep skin tones, like our model Imani’s, need bold, intense red pigments—anything too light or milky will read as ashy on deep skin, and anything too dark (like plums and burgundies) can look bruise-like. “A super-vivid, almost fluorescent red blush may seem crazy, but it actually translates to bright, fresh, and natural on deeper skin,” says makeup artist Ashleigh Ciucci, the blush master behind these photos. “It’s one of those magical shades that manages to flatter both undertones—it cancels out sallowness on cooler skin tones, yet mimics the natural flush that’s seen in warmer skin tones.”

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The easiest way to apply blush is to lightly swirl it in circles from the apples of your cheeks to your temples using a fluffy brush.

Though Ciucci used Nars Blush in Exhibit A, you can get the same effect with any bright-red shade—as long as its matte. “If you put anything oily or shimmery on deep skin, it tends to look almost too reflective, especially in photos, which is why I prefer a matte powder blush,” she says. That’s not to say you can’t use a cream blush (live your life! You do you!), but if you want to avoid an oil-slick effect, make sure to choose a matte formula without glitter or shimmer.

The Best Blushes for Deep Skin Tones

Matte Powder

Nars Blush in Exhibit A, $30

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Matte Powder

NYX HD Blush in Crimson, $7

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Matte Cream

Lilah B. Divine Duo Lip & Cheek in B. Fearless, $46

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Dark Skin

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If you have darker skin, look for blush in the terracotta and brick family (i.e. deep red-orange shades) to add a natural-looking depth and warmth to your face. “Amanda here has warmer undertones—you can tell because the base color of her skin looks yellow, not blue—so I used Nars Blush in Taos, a warmer brick-red blush with flecks of gold shimmer, to give her even more of a glow,” says Ciucci.

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After applying it to your cheeks, tap a bit of blush across your lips to tie the whole flushed look together.

If your brain just melted at the thought of having to decode your undertones, don’t freak. “Finding your undertone isn’t an exact science, and really, it’s not that important as long as you’re in the right shade family,” says Ciucci. Which means even if you skew a bit cooler than our model Amanda, you’ll still look gorgeous using any brick-red blush. “When all else fails, a little bit of warmth will be your skin’s best friend,” she says.

The Best Blushes for Dark Skin Tones

Iridescent Powder

Nars Blush in Taos, $30

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Matte Powder

Clinique Cheek Pop Cola Pop, $24

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Matte and Shimmer Powders

E.l.f. Blush Palette in Dark, $5

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Medium Skin

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No, one woman cannot possibly represent the vast spectrum of “medium” skin tones in the world, but, because two-million people couldn’t fit into our studio, we’ll use our lovely model Veda as an example. “Medium skin tends to have green or yellow undertones that can easily look sallow, especially if you use warm, orange-hued blush,” says Ciucci. “So to neutralize any yellow tones and redness, look for a cool, rose-pink blush that’s pigmented and opaque.”

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Apply cream blush by stippling it over your cheeks with a damp Beautyblender, or by tapping (not rubbing) it on with your ring finger.

Though Ciucci used Nars Blush in Amour (no, she’s not a spokesperson for a brand; she just loves their blushes), you can get the same flush with any rose-pink shade—as long as it’s dark and rich. “Most rose blushes are milky and will look muddy against medium skin, so make sure to choose a rose shade that has some punchy depth to it.” If all that sounds confusing, don’t worry—just pick from one (or all!) of these formulas, below, and get blendin’.

The Best Blushes for Medium Skin Tones

Matte Powder

Nars Blush in Amour, $30

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Iridescent Crayon

Smashbox L.A. Lights Beverly Hills Blush, $29

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Iridescent Powder

NYX Powder Blush in Mocha, $6

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Light Skin

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The ultimate blush goal? “Ideally, you want your blush to give you the same flush you’d get if you just ran through the snow or had sex,” says Ciucci. “But on lighter skin with cooler undertones, like Marina’s here, that flush isn’t necessarily a blood-red color—it’s usually a cooler, pinker shade.” Which is why Ciucci used a blue-based, watermelon-pink blush (specifically, La Prairie’s Cellular Radiance Cream Blush in Plum Glow): “It’s really going to mimic those cooler undertones you often see in lighter skin,” she says.

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To give your entire face a flushed-from-within glow, sweep a layer of blush over your eyelids, too.

Though, again, every skin color can have multiple undertones, anyone with lighter skin can’t really go wrong with a cool-toned pink blush. And, if you’re someone whose skin tends to have the pallor of milk toast (this applies to you if you’ve ever uttered the phrase, “Ugh, I look dead right now”), then opt for a formula that’s iridescent or shimmery to subtly brighten and warm your complexion.

The Best Blushes for Light Skin Tones

Matte Cream

La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush in Plum Glow, $70

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Iridescent Crayon

Charlotte Tilbury Beach Lip & Cheek Stick in Las Salinas, $45

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Shimmer Powder

Lottie London Blush Crush Powder Blusher in Nick, $6

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Fair Skin

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Very fair skin, like our model Abby’s, can teeter on the edge of looking translucent, which makes redness and flushing significantly more visible. But if that’s what’s been holding you back from wearing blush (“My face is already red; I’m not adding more!”), then you’ve been missing out, because a layer of blush—specifically peach-hued blush—can actually make the redness in your skin look purposeful, rather than accidental.

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Fake an eight-hour sleep by also blending a sheer layer of blush over your temples and around the edges of your forehead.

“I feel like fair-skinned people tend to gravitate toward a cool-toned, dusty-rose shade, which ends up looking almost chalky on their skin,” says Ciucci. Instead, “look for a warm peach shade, because it mimics the natural flush of fair skin.” Though Ciucci used the cult-classic Nars Blush in Orgasm on Abby (“Honestly, it looks excellent on every single person with fair skin,” she says), you can recreate the flush with any of these peach formulas. “I like using something with a bit of a sheen or an iridescence, since it looks more realistic and fleshy on alabaster skin,” she says.

The Best Blushes for Fair Skin Tones

Iridescent Powder

Nars Blush in Orgasm, $30

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Shimmery Crayon

Fenty Beauty Match Stix Skinstick in Yacht Lyfe, $25

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Iridescent Powder

Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink, $8

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Photographed by Tyler Joe

Chloe Metzger Senior Beauty Editor Chloe Metzger is the senior beauty editor at Cosmopolitan, obsessively writing about new makeup launches, the best hair products (curly girl here; whattup), and the skincare formulas that really work for every skin type (follow her on Instagram to see behind-the-scenes pics of that magazine life).

The Best Blush & Highlighter Combinations For Your Skin Tone

Blush and highlighter are two staple beauty products that can change your entire look with just a few taps and swipes of a brush. Although mostly thought of as independent of one another, blush and highlighter combinations can be one of the most effortless pairings in beauty, regardless of your skin tone.

But one common problem with blush, especially for those with darker skin tones, is that they’re sometimes too soft. According to makeup artist Timothy MacKay, who works with Samira Wiley and Yara Shahidi, your foundation plays a big role in how your blush appears. “Depending on your foundation’s undertone, go with a more yellow or pink-toned blush,” he says. Light and neutral tones do well with lighter and yellow-toned blushes, while deeper tones require pink shades. “If a client has a neutral tone, I love to mix two shades or go with a rose color,” he adds.

Another common concern with blush is texture — don’t you just hate when your pretty peach liquid formula becomes oily as the day wears on? (I can’t be alone, here.) But Los Angeles-based makeup artist Leah Pike notes that the best color payoff comes down to two factors: formula and technique. If you’re wearing a liquid or cream blush, Pike recommends applying the product to the back of your hand first, then tap it on with your fingers. And with powder formulas, “I like to use a fluffy domed or flatter blush brush to apply powders,” she says. “It gives you the perfect wash of color and intensity while also diffusing the product, making it easier to achieve a seamless blend.”

Unlike its blush counterpart, a highlighter is easier to apply and match to your skin. “Highlighting is all about reflecting light to the face, creating an illusion of brightness,” Pike says. As long as the highlighter is two shades lighter than your skin tone, it will create a dewy skin effect when layered with blush — this rule applies to all skin tones.

When applying your highlighter, “add the highlight to the highest point of your cheekbone to really get that sculpted luminous look,” editorial makeup artist Hayley Kassel explains. “I will combine my blush and highlighter to create a flushed, glowing cheek.”

Ahead, see the most foolproof (and prettiest) blush and highlighter combinations that the pros gravitate towards.

When selecting a highlighter for fair skin tones, iridescent shades are the way to go. “Avoid choosing shades that are too warm or ones that contain red undertones because they could look quite dark, taking away from the highlighting effect,” Pike says.

For blush, stick to pink undertones or baby pink shades. Choosing shades that are too warm or ones that contain red undertones can look a bit dark on the skin, taking away from the highlighting effect, Pike says.

Medium & Olive Skin

“Medium and olive skin tones look great in virtually any shade of highlighter — however, I recommend a champagne or gold finish which looks the most natural,” Pike says. Complete your pairing with a peachy or apricot-toned blush, as both colors add a touch of warmth to your complexion.

Photo By Hayley Kassel

For darker skin tones, a golden or bronze-toned highlighter will provide the best pigment. “Golden and bronze tones always work for darker skin, but a highlight with some color saturation also looks stunning,” Kassel says.

For your blush, grab a very saturated color. Even though the shades seem loud, it will make the cheeks pop.

Most highlighters with a bronze base work well for deeper skin tones, too. There’s only one rule to remember, though: “Stay away from frosty highlighters because they tend to look a bit chalky,” Pike warns.

She also notes that blushes in deep terra cotta, purple, vibrant oranges, reds, and pinks look stellar on deep skin tones.

This isn’t something we say often, but blush is almost too basic to be fun. Take a beaten-up brush that’s seen better days, grab an inoffensive shade of pink, and swipe it across the apples of your cheeks. You look a few degrees more alive, and you’re done. If that sounds familiar, well, the sorry truth is that we’ve all been shafting blush. Because if you know what you’re doing on the approach, it turns out there are few things that make a bigger difference to your face. It’s like the magic of contour, without the potential for someone asking if you have dirt on your cheek.

So how do you use blush in a way that it actually makes a difference? Thuy Pham, head of artists’ education at Dior Beauty, explains that she has a few rules of thumb. If you want a more natural flush, opt for a blush that’s on the same side of the cool-warm spectrum as your skin tone (so if you have warm undertones, a warm blush won’t draw much attention). If you’re looking to add a little more life to your face, head to the opposite side of the spectrum as your skin tone, since it’ll bring contrast—verve! energy! pep!—to your look.

Pham suggests stocking three blush colors in your makeup bag, including a pink, a brown, and a coral (so, not five shades of the same mauve-y rose. Noted). Pink is foolproof and works across the board, while brown is an easy, grounding choice that adds balance when dark lipstick or heavy lashes are in play. And coral, surprisingly, earns Pham’s praise as the most universally flattering shade, since it melds the benefits of pink and brown into a brightening flush of color.

As for where to stick these colors on your face, here’s a true shocker: There’s more to life than blush on the apples of your cheeks, contrary to the advice of every aughts-issued magazine ever (ICYMI, the apple of your cheek is the part that grandmothers pinch when you smile). It’s all about your angles, Pham says, so keep the basics below in mind. Pham treats blush like an art form, but since she can’t do our makeup every morning, we had her give four Glamour staffers blush advice. Then they set out to follow her directions. Here’s how it went.

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Khaliha Hawkins

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Pham chose the warm, peachy-coral of Dior’s Rouge Blush in Actrice for Khaliha, who wanted a natural-looking shade. In life before this day, Khaliha says her blush technique was to dust it across her apples and up toward her temples, but Pham recommended that she try placing it below her high cheekbones. In the same place where contour powder would go to make those hollows recede, blush brings attention to Khaliha’s cheekbones by grabbing attention instead, softening and enhancing her bone structure without exaggerating her angles.

Khaliha says that Pham brought up an interesting point; she usually plays up her cheekbones with a contour and relegates blush to just adding a little color. Armed with this knowledge, she says she’ll be whipping out this trick when she goes too hard on her contour sticks (“like always”).

Shop the look: Dior Rouge Blush in Actrice, $44, neimanmarcus.com Michelle Sulcov

Tess Kornfeld

Editorial Assistant

Tess was down to try a look with more color, so Pham walked her through a modern spin on blush draping (also known as what makes the women on GLOW look so good). Here’s a fun metaphor: To create structure on longer faces, a “bra and underwear” method draws people’s eyes up and to your own, thanks to a duo that works in harmony. Following Pham’s advice, Tess took a brown blush on a large, fluffy brush and created a wide expanse underneath her apples and cheekbones, then topped it with pink blush at the very top of her cheeks, right up near her under eyes.

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A good blush will complete your makeup look.

There are days where I look in the mirror and feel that something is missing, and then I realize that I’ve forgotten to wear my blush. It really does make a lot of difference. It adds a healthy flush and dimension to your face.

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Best Blushes For Different Skin Shades

With so many options of blushes out there in the market, you might be in a rut as to which one to purchase. Worry not, I’ve compiled a list, according to skin shades, so that there’s something for everyone! Go ahead, read on to find your perfect match!

Blushes For Fair Skin

1. Orgasm by Nars

I’ve heard heaps and bounds about this blush. Every single YouTuber and blogger that I follow are in love with this blush, and I’m beginning to see why. The color is incredibly gorgeous.

Pros

  • Provides a sheer, natural looking finish.
  • The usage of transparent pigments makes the product rather light.
  • It is available in a wide selection of shades

Cons

  • Its gold pigments can make the pores more visible.
NARS Orgasm Blush Review

A user said that she uses this nearly all the time; that’s how much she loves it! Most users get stopped to ask what blush they’re wearing several times.

Rating: 4.9/5

2. Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow by Too Faced

The first thing that all of us notice when it comes to Too Faced is their incredible packaging. I feel like a little child on Christmas mornings when I see any product by Too Faced. The Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush is another such winner from this company!

Pros

  • It’s a baked blush which means it contains micro shimmer to give you that perfect glow.
  • The multiple colors give a dimensional look to your cheeks.

Cons

  • Using too much of the product makes it look too sparkly
User’s Review on Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow by Too Faced

This product is extremely buildable, and it looks so natural, which is what the users love about it. This blush looks gorgeous during the winter seasons as it adds back some of the colors to your cheeks.

Rating: 4/5

3. Sugarbomb by Benefit

Sugarbomb is such a perfect name for this product! Swirl this beautiful combination of rose, peach, pink and soft plum onto your blush brush and dust it onto the apples of your cheeks for radiance that is most natural looking.

Pros

  • Cute packaging.
  • Blendable
  • Looks natural

Cons

  • This is probably not the best option for you if you have yellow undertones.
Sugarbomb Benefit Blush Review

What the users love most about this product is how natural it looks. It gives the best soft glow ever. It’s super versatile as well. It can be worn in the day for an elegant look, and you can build it up a little at night for a dramatic look!

Rating: 4.5/5

Blushes For Medium Skin

4. Tipsy by Tarte

Another incredible product from the Amazonian Clay range by Tarte! This nutrient rich blush will look great on any skin type with a flawless finish that lasts nearly 12 hours long.

Pros

  • The product is buildable
  • Natural matte finish that makes your face look healthy.
  • Does not become streaky as the day progresses

Cons

  • The 12-hour claim is an exaggeration. It lasts up to 6-7 hours.
Tarte Tipsy Blush Review

The matte finish is what is most loved about this blush. It gives the users the option of adding on a highlighter if they want to. Although it is a powder blush, it is not at all chalky or streaky. It’s very smooth and blends well!

Rating: 4.4/5

5. Soulmate by Makeup Geek

Soulmate is a beautiful shade of mauve that would be absolutely wonderful on medium skin tones. The shade ‘Soulmate’ could end up being your soulmate!

Pros

  • These blushes are highly pigmented.
  • It is talc-free which is suitable for sensitive skin.
  • Blends easily.

Cons

  • The texture is too chalky.
Makeup Geek Soulmate Blush Review

Users say that it is their go-to color every day, since it’s so versatile and goes with any look. They also say that it is super pigmented and blends well.

Rating: 4.3

6. Romantic Rose Powder Blush by Milani

This blush by Milani is super pigmented and lends a glow and a pop of color to your cheeks. Use a tiny bit of this radiant blush to achieve a natural finish.

Pros

  • We can’t helpt but admire the cute packaging
  • Stays longer even on oily skin.
  • Blends easily.

Cons

  • Tends to get too powdery.
Milani Romantic Rose Powder Blush Review

A lot of the users are quite impressed by the staying power of this product. They vow to purchase this again and again. They like how easily it blends and adore the rose packaging.

Rating: 4.2/5

Blushes For Dark Skin

7. Cola Pop Cheek Pop by Clinique

As the name suggests, this blush by Clinique is a cola colored one, which goes on beautifully on the dark skin. It has a silky smooth finish that looks incredibly natural.

Pros

  • Natural finish.
  • The texture of the product is smooth and silky.
  • Matte finish for those who don’t like shimmer.
Clinique Cola Pop Cheek Pop Blush Review

A lot of women that have deep skin absolutely adore this shade. It’s highly pigmented, so they used just a little of the product. It blends so well and lasts all day!

Rating: 4.9/5

8. New Red DiorBlush by Dior

This blush contains micro pigments that blend in so well with the skin, to give you that whole “my skin but better” look.

Pros

  • Comes in a wide range of shades that suit all skin tones.
  • Blends seamlessly into the skin.
  • Gives a natural glow.

Cons

  • It’s on the pricier side.
New Red DiorBlush Review

Users are in love with the texture of this blush. Although it is heavy on the pocket, they don’t mind spending that extra money if it means that they have a quality product with such beautiful shades.

Rating: 4.7/5

9. Pink Coral Shimmer Blush by Bobbi Brown

This is a beautiful shimmer blush in a bright pink shade that would look great on deep skin tones. It goes on smoothly to give you a pop of color.

Pros

  • Easy to apply.
  • Can be used as a highlighter as well since it has shimmer.
  • Brings about a glow to the skin.

Cons

  • If you’re not a fan of shimmer, then you should apply this very carefully.

User’s Review

Bobbi Brown is such a reliable brand and they’ve impressed the users yet again! They’re super pigmented, so a little product applied with a light hand goes a long way. Another user says that this blush is perfect for Indian weddings due to its shimmer content.

Rating: 4.5/5

10. Posey Cremeblend Blush by MAC

This blush glides onto the skin and gives you such a natural finish. Posey is such a great color for those with deep skin tones!

Pros

  • Lasts for 8 hours.
  • Does not cause breakouts.
  • Dermatologist-tested.

Cons

  • It might be hard to apply if you’re not used to the creamy texture.
MAC Cremeblend Blush Posey Review

Users love that it’s pigmented and looks quite natural. It is long lasting and has a lovely cream texture. Some of them have claimed that although they have sensitive skin, it doesn’t cause any problems, at all!

Rating: 4.2/5

Worst Blushes

Okay well, we’ve looked at some of the best blushes out there, and I’m sure you have a fair idea about which ones you would like to go for. Now, let’s take a look at a few blushes which are not worth buying. Here are some of the worst blushes in the market.

1. Custom Color by Stila

Stila claims that this product matches all skin tones and that’s an awful claim. It’s like saying one foundation shade would match everyone. I mean, look at the color! It’s so bright! I wouldn’t even think of picking it up.

Rating: 1/5

2. Fit Me Blush by Maybelline

Another no-no in the world of blushes is the Maybelline Fit Me Blush. Unlike its fellow foundation product from the Fit Me range; which is doing extremely well if I say so myself, the blush has taken a thorough beating in the market. It is way too powdery and doesn’t go on natural at all.

Rating: 1.2/5

3. Smashbox O-Glow Intuitive Cheek Color

It claims to give you glowing skin, but that depends on what your definition of “glowing” is because it makes you look like a clown! The gel texture is sticky and makes it difficult to blend, and it comes on too strong as well. Not a favorite as far as blushes are concerned.

Rating: 1.1/5
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Well, those were some of the best blushes, out of which you can make your next purchase and some blushes that it is recommended not to buy! I hope that helped. Now you don’t have to worry about looking like a clown! Do let us know if there are any other blushes that you’ve loved and why!

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The Best Blush For Fair Skin


Finding the right blush for fair skin can be tricky. Many a time I’ve tried out a new blusher purchase only to find it looks too dark, bold or harsh against my pale skin, however much I use to light hand to apply it.
However pale blushers do exist, so today I thought I’d walk you through five of my own which I believe are some of the best blushers for fair skin. From peach tones to pale pinks I have you covered!
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Best Pink Blush for Fair Skin

Illamasqua Powder Blush in Katie (£23)
Described as candy pink, this Illamasqua blusher in Katie is the perfect shade for those with very fair to fair skin. As with all Illamasqua blushers, you can expect a very silk finish that blends extremely well and being matte doesn’t pick up on any imperfection in the skin.
This blusher is a favourite of mine for two reasons, firstly, the shade; it’s a perfect soft blue undertoned pink that looks ultra-soft and feminine on the skin, giving that perfect natural flush of colour to the cheeks. I also enjoy using this blush as it’s buildable, so the lightest of touches is perfect for a natural brightness and colour to the cheeks, while a few blended strokes is ideal for a full makeup look.
This is truly one of the best blushers for ultra fair skin!
theBalm FratBoy Shadow/Blush (£13.40 – on sale)
Next, my favourite blusher of all time! For once I can actually pick out an all-time favourite makeup item as it’s a blusher I simply couldn’t be without and have got so much wear from. This peachy-apricot pink blush is one of those ‘one-shade-suits-all’ kinda shades, flattering all skin tones, especially those with fair skin.
For me, this is my own natural cheek colour but better, making it the shade to apply after foundation to bring life back to my face. The product is also described as a shadow and while I was dubious about this it does in fact work well when lightly blending into the crease of the lids with other shadows then applied to compliment. It also makes a lovely soft transitional shade.
This blusher is currently on sale for £13.40 instead of £17 so if you have ever wondered how good it actually is, now is the time to pick it up.

Best Peach Blush for Fair Skin

L’Oreal Life’s A Peach Blush Powder (£8.99)
Peach tones also work very well on fair skin especially if you want to warm up the skin in summer or even autumn or if you simply want to compliment brown or golden eye looks. This is why one of my favourite go-to peach blushers is this inexpensive find from L’Oreal.
I personally love to apply this peachy shade high up on the cheeks blending with my bronzer, to create a glowy get flushed look. I also find that this is a blusher that works when my skin is at it’s fairest and when tanned due to how soft and blended it appears on the skin while giving a nice glow. Silky yet pigmented this feels like a much more luxury blush.
Side note: This also makes on the nicest contour eyeshadows especially if you love warm peachy tones on the eyes!

Glossier Cloud Paint in Beam (£15)
Keeping it peach, I also wanted to include my favourite Glossier Cloud Paint as it’s a shade I opt for when my skin is looking pale and a bit lacklustre on tired mornings. This easy-to-use liquid cream blusher can be quickly applied with fingertips, blending in and lasting all day. It literally is foolproof and oh so pretty!
Again thanks to the soft nature of this product it blends a dream, looking natural yet brightening on the palest of skin.
Thanks to this being a liquid blush the smallest of amounts is needed meaning this little tube will last a very long time.

Milani Powder Blush in Blossom Time Rose (£12)
Last but not least I had to include one of the prettiest blushers in my collection that works well for fair to medium complexions.
While I often feel this is a blush too pretty to use, then I use it I realise how stunning it is, almost feeling like a blush and soft-focus highlight in one. The pink terracotta tone isn’t the most pigmented of blushers however it offers a lovely flush to the skin looking soft and delicate. This is a go-to of mine in both spring and summer as it’s just so lovely on the skin. Milani also offers a stunning blusher trio in the same design for £14 here, that looks like it could be amazing for pale skin.
If you also have pale skin I would love to know you go-to blusher as I’m always keen to try out more.
Fee xo.

Top 10 Tips To Get Rosy Cheeks Naturally!

Who doesn’t like soft glowing skin and rosy cheeks? They are literally every girl’s dream as they add a new dimension of attraction to every face. We all can get fairy like blushed faces in minutes after all the market has numerous options. But makeup is just that – makeup, and it wears out as the day ends. We are looking for something more natural here, something that stays long after the foundation, the blush, and the highlighter is gone.

You must wonder, how is it even possible, as we generally associate rosy cheeks with peachy complexion and we are a race blessed with more warm shades of skin. And as much as we cherish the kiss of sun, we can totally get all that pinkie hue of rose that shines with health.

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Top 10 Tips To Get Rosy Cheeks Naturally

Still dubious? Well, here is how to get rosy cheeks naturally without makeup.

1. Having A Balanced Diet:

A healthy meal is inevitable to get clear and beautiful skin that shines with a glow. If you have a healthy meal, it will automatically shine through your skin and hair and make you look fit and pink. Even when you are on a diet you must never miss a meal and do away with crash diets. Crash dieting is the worst thing you can do to yourself. A human body needs at least 4 meals a day, which would mean, you cannot miss breakfast, lunch, dinner or snacks to be in a state of perfect health. Skipping meals also make your skin dry – not something you want.

Don’t forget to add the protein-packed sprouts to your meal every day as they are beneficial to the overall betterment of your skin.

Lentils, again a protein provider, is an essential part of your diet. Vegetarians or vegans who do not get proteins from meat or fish must not skip on lentils.

But even if you are a non-vegetarian, we suggest you bring down your consumption of red meat. Instead, have plentiful fish and chicken and eggs. Thing is lamb, mutton, pork or other red meats contain cholesterol and saturated fat more than chicken and fish and these are not beneficial for your body.

Include low-fat milk and other milk products like curd, ghee, and butter on your platter. Milk works like witchcraft to better your skin.

2. Binge On Vitamins E & C:

Two vitamins that are the nectar of life for your skin are vitamin C and Vitamin E. Daily intake of these soluble vitamins will leave you with a glowing skin, whereas a lack of it would give you cracked lips. Even dry skin is a sign that your body needs more of these vitamins. To make sure you get an adequate supply of vitamin C and E include enough fruits and green veggies on your plate. You may also consult a doctor and start taking supplements.

3. Anger And Stress Management:

Anger and stress are the two culprits that strip your face off its natural glow. But life sends a curve ball every once in a while that gets us on our feet. Yoga and meditation are things that can help you deal with your bad times. Get enough sleep, at least 8 hours every night, try to steal a few naps if possible. Sleep helps you escape stress, feel fresh, and relaxes muscles. Your skin starts glowing naturally as while sleeping the skin secretes oil that keeps it well moisturized and nourished. This will get you the rosy cheeks you want.

4. Regular Exfoliation For Rosy Cheeks:

Exfoliation is another great way of getting that rosy hue on the skin naturally, as it’s more often the accumulation of dead skin cells that make our skin appear lifeless and dull. Removing them reveals a new layer of clear untanned skin. Exfoliation also rids our face of the pollutants, grease, dirt, and pollen that blocks the pores. But we don’t suggest you scrub your skin every day, instead, scrub it with a mild exfoliator, preferably a homemade one, once a week.

5. Slather That Moisturizer:

Loading the skin with enough moisture is another easy way to make your cheeks look rosy. As we explained how scrubbing plays a significant role in skin care, but we cannot deny that in the process, they strip the skin of its natural moisture. Always keep your skin well hydrated, and take a little extra care after exfoliation. Pick a label that has an added dose of vitamin E. If you have a sensitive skin, you may go for a herbal moisturizer that has aloe vera or avocado. Never skip moisturizing after a bath or a face wash. The idle routine to be followed is, hydrate your face in the morning after a bath, and at night before going to bed. This will make your skin soft and be a precursor to a rosy complexion.

6. Increase Your Water Intake:

Just like external hydration, internal hydration is important too. So, sip…sip…sip. Not tea, coffee, or caffeine that much, but water. Plain water satisfies all your hydration needs and the idea is to drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. But if it turns boring, you can sip on coconut water, buttermilk or fresh juices also. You can flavor your water by adding slices of cucumber, tulsi leaves, carrot, lime, or mint leaves too. These would make for great anti-oxidants and help flush out all toxins from our body.

7. Using A Mild Bleach Can Help:

Mild bleaching is also an effective way of getting rosy cheeks naturally. But we are not talking about slathering your face with harmful chemicals every once in a while, instead, we recommend the use of natural bleaches like vinegar and tomatoes juice that help you get rid of tan, enhance complexion, and yes, give that pinkish glow to your skin too. Avoid stepping into the sun right after applying these bleaching agents. Apply them preferably in the evening time so your skin gets an entire night to rejuvenate. Also, always carry an umbrella and wear sunscreen to shield yourself from the harmful UV rays.

8. Massage Your Face For Rosy Cheeks:

Your face will glow naturally if there is a healthy blood circulation under the layers of your skin. To boost the blood circulation massage your face every three days. You don’t need to be a certified masseuse to pamper your face. Just tap your fingertips lightly on your face in small circular motions, first anti-clockwise, and then clockwise at least for 15 minutes. Use a facial cream or a mix of essential oils for doing this face massage to get better results. A boosted blood circulation will give a flush of red on that face.

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9. Get Rosy Cheeks Using Aloe Vera Gel:

We all know, aloe vera gel has some magical properties and is also a great natural antioxidant and is used in many products to cure various skin problems. Its skin-friendly property has made it a vital ingredient in various beauty gels and skin creams. The plant can be grown at home in a tub very easily. And we won’t be surprised if many of you already have it. Cut a leaf, scrape the gel in between and massage your face with this gel about twice a week. Let your skin soak in its goodness then wash your face with warm water.

10. Miracle Face Packs For Rosy Cheeks:

These natural face packs are super easy to make and you can find all the super ingredients at home.

Face Pack 1: Cucumber Face Pack

Cucumber has been known to have cooling effects on our skin. When mixed with other natural ingredients, it betters our complexion

Things that you will need:

  • 2 tablespoon grated cucumber
  • 5 teaspoons milk
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 5 teaspoons honey
  • 2 teaspoon wheat flour

How do you apply: Mix all ingredients well to form a smooth paste, not very thick, not very runny. Spread it evenly on the skin and allow it to dry. After 15 – 20 minutes rinse your face with warm water. Follow up with a good moisturizer.

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Face Pack 2: Almond Face Pack

This almond face pack is known to give a glowing skin and a rosy shine to the cheeks even when you are wearing no makeup.

Things that you will need:

  • 4-5 almonds, grounded
  • A few rose petals, crushed
  • Mint juice – 2 tablespoon
  • 1 teaspoon honey

How do you apply: Mix the ingredients well; if the paste is a little too thick, you can get your desired consistency by adding raw milk (for dry skin) or rose water (for oily skin). Apply it all over your face and let it dry. Wash it off and apply some moisturizer. We suggest using this face pack at bedtime, so you can avoid getting exposed to the harmful rays of the sun right after use.

Face Pack 3: Beetroot Face Pack

Beetroot is one of the best natural ways to get a rosy hue on your cheeks without makeup.

Things that you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon glycerin
  • 2 teaspoon beetroot juice
  • Cotton pads

How do you apply: Mix both the fluids, pour it into a little glass jar, and shake well. With a cotton pad, apply this liquid on your face gently. Apply only on the blush area. Let it sit for 20 minutes and rinse off under running water. Don’t use a towel as it can rub off the color. Don’t use a moisturizer for next 30 minutes.

All the above-mentioned tips for rosy cheeks will work wonders on your face, but you must follow them regularly. You cannot just do it once in a while and expect dramatic results. These tips work for all skin types and would not produce any side effects. Flaunt your rosy cheeks and make heads turn your way effortlessly!

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