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How to Never Buy the Wrong Shade of Blush Again


When it comes to your makeup, discovering the perfect blush can be an absolute game-changer. The right pop of color can instantly restore a healthy glow, warm up your skin tone and make you look more awake in seconds. But finding the right blush for your skin tone can be tricky. Choosing the best blush shade can really depend on the look you are going for, but it's your skin tone and type that plays a huge part in selecting the best formula.

We spoke to makeup artist Cher Webb who gave us a rundown on how to find the right blush for you. From choosing the right formula to picking the perfect hue, here are our tips and tricks for how to never buy the wrong shade of blush again.

Fair Skin

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If you have a fair complexion, start off lightly and build up the shade until you reach the desired look. It's likely that you will have a neutral or pink undertone, so go for washes of fresh pink, light peach or berry shades with cool undertones.

Glossier Cloud Paint in Puff $18Shop

"I love the sheer pastel-toned Glossier Cloud Paint for fair skin," says Webb. "Try this in shades Puff or Beam for an instant boost of sheer radiance."

В Getty Images BareMinerals Gen Nude Powder Blush in Pretty in Pink $24Shop

"If you prefer a powder base, try BareMinerals blush in Pretty in Pink," suggests Webb. It's the perfect peachy pink tone that will warm up any complexion.

Medium Skin

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"Medium skin tones tend to be more tanned with warmer undertones. This kind of complexion looks amazing with a mix of peach and rosy pinks," says Webb.

Nars Liquid Blush in Orgasm $32Shop

"The ultra-flattering hues of Nars Orgasm leave cheeks glowing. The blusher is now available in both powder and liquid form, so you can choose whichever texture you prefer," says Webb.

Shutterstock Benefit Benetint Rose Tined Lip and Cheek Stain $30Shop

"Benefit really raised the bar when it came to cheek tints. The Benetint has been on the beauty scene forever and still remains a firm favorite for so many of my clients," says Webb.

Olive Skin

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Olive skin tends to have both yellow and green undertones, so a flush of blush can perk the skin up in seconds. Opt for orangey-peach or golden-toned blushes to give the skin a natural flush.

Bobbi Brown Blush $27Shop

Try the super-popular powder blush from Bobbi Brown in the shade Clementine. The finely milled and blendable powder can be built up to create just the amount of rosy glow you want.

Shutterstock Perricone MD No Blush Blush $35Shop

Take the hassle out of finding the perfect blushВ shade with the crazy-clever No Blush Blush. This unique serum adapts to every skin tone, creating a hue that's perfect for you.

Dark Skin

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Darker skin tones tend to have a warm undertone, meaning anything from hot corals, brick reds and deep berry shades all look beautiful.

MAC Powder Blush in Raizin $25Shop

"MAC Raizin Powder Blush, with its signature rich red hue, is a cult classic and firm favorite in my makeup kit," reveals Webb.

Shutterstock DecortГ© Cream Blush Moisturising Cheek Glow in PK852 $35Shop

The cream-to-powder formula of DecortГ© blushes is perfect for giving skin a really glow-from-within finish.