The Perfect Blush Shade For Every Skin Tone

Learn which shades match your skin color best!
by Erin Torrejon   |  Mar 4, 2015
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The struggle is always real when picking the right shade of makeup to suit your exact skin tone. Since we know just how challenging and confusing it gets, we're here to help you figure out the right blush shade to suit your skin tone! But before getting started, make sure you know your color first. Also, remember that these hues are merely suggestions to help flatter and emphasize your beautiful, natural color.

 1  Fair/Pale

light pinkGet Cheeky With Me, Happy Skin

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Try not to get too carried away when applying blush. Since your complexion is fair, light shades of pink, peach, or berry will flatter your skin best! Anything that's not subtle or pale will be too much of a harsh contrast on your skin.

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 2  Light

maybellineDream Bouncy Blush, Maybelline

This skin tone is perfect for blush ranging from light to bright and slightly deep pink hues. Make sure to blend in your blush well to avoid the stage makeup look.

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 3  Medium

makeupHD Blush, Make Up For Ever

Since your skin tone is already on the warmer side, you won't need bright shades of blush to emphasize your color. Apricot and muted mauve hues are your best bet!

 4  Olive

benefitRockateur, Benefit

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When it comes to this skin colors, warm tones are perfect for you! Coral, orangey-peach, rose, and anything bronze flatter your skin best. Just make sure to stay away from anything with cool or blue undertones.

 5  Morena

thebalm
Instain, the Balm

Don't be intimidated by deep hues or bold shades. Deep or bright shades of red, orange, or brown will give your skin a radiant look. Anything too light or subtle will just wash out your skin.

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Have any beauty-related questions you want us to talk about? Just tweet us @candymagdotcom or leave a comment below! We love hearing from you!

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Erin Torrejon
Former Associate Fashion and Beauty Editor
Resident fashion and beauty girl. I’m a health-nut who devotes cheat days to french fries and other glorious carbs. I live at the beach and I can talk about movies, music,  clothes, and my current beauty obsessions for hours on end. 
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