Choosing the Right Blush

by Charlotte Wood
(last updated June 1, 2015)

There are so many different types of blushes from which you can choose and sometimes that's overwhelming. Blush in general can sometimes be scary anyway because applying it is often a barrier. But before you can even begin to apply, you need to choose the right blush. Fortunately choosing the right blush isn't hard and once you do you can enjoy a polished look everyday!

Blush is supposed to enhance your made up look; it's supposed to look natural and really just serves as a polishing tool for you to finish off your look. Blush should definitely not be the focus of your makeup because if it is then you risk looking really scary. The clown look is one to always be avoided. There are just a few things to keep in mind as you shop for the perfect blush and if you keep these things in mind there's no doubt you'll successful!

The brand of blush you buy doesn't have to be expensive, but it should have some quality to it. The makeup sections of Wal-Mart and Target are great; they offer enough of a brand selection and their prices are reasonable. Blush from Neutrogena, Cover Girl, or Estee Lauder works just fine and can produce just as pleasing a result as an expensive brand.

After you've settled on a brand you need to focus on the color and shade of your blush. You don't want your blush to stand out. I'll restate the cardinal rule of all makeup wearing: you want makeup to enhance your features and so a natural looking blush is the way to.

  • If you have fair skin, then look through the medium to lighter shades of pink.
  • If your skin tone is medium or olive, then you should look for blush that's a darker pink or red or a brownish shade.
  • If you have dark skin, then brighter pinks and red work because the dark pigment of your skin will offset the potential scariness of bright colors.

Choosing the right blush isn't difficult and once you utilize these simple selections techniques you'll be surprised at how easy it really is!

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