After long periods of cold weather and no sun, our winter complexions can often do with a bit of a pick-me-up. If you don’t have hundreds of pounds to spend on expensive luxury facials, a touch of blusher is a much more affordable (and prettier!) way to brighten up your visage – but finding the right colour can be tricky. That’s why we’ve written this guide to making 2016 the year of cheeks that are just peachy.
The first thing to remember is that, no matter your skin tone, you want to avoid blusher that is either too light or too dark for your complexion. It sounds obvious but blushers can often look very different in their palette than they do on your skin and what looks like a pretty petal pink on someone else could leave you looking washed out and ashen. Similarly, too-dark colours can leave your makeup looking dirty or cartoonish – so choose wisely!
In exchange for your cute freckles and porcelain skin tones, all you fair-skinned ladies have to put up with the fact that subtle is best when it comes to blusher. While we’re not saying you can’t wear bright pinks and peaches (you can wear whatever you like!), if it’s the natural look you’re going for your best bet is a baby pink like the one in this Technic Mega Blush palette. If you have yellow undertones to your skin, a pretty pale peach blusher is also always a good bet. These will give you a naturally healthy flush without providing too much contrast to your pale skin.
Medium and Olive-skinned Ladies
If you have naturally golden skin then ‘warm’ is your buzzword when it comes to blusher. Apricots, orange-toned peaches, and deep pinks will all bring your complexion to life rather than washing it out. W7’s The Honey Queen Honeycomb Blusher is the perfect blend of warm tones for your complexion.
All hail the queens of the blusher world; darker-skinned ladies can pull off bold and beautiful blushers like no one else. From deep purples and pretty corals to bright reds and oranges, think bold to achieve the perfect glow. The Technic Colour Fix Blush Palette has a whole range of shades that look flawless on dark skin.
What’s that you say? This is the best guide to choosing your shade you’ve ever read? Stop, you’ll make us blush…