How to Choose the Right Blush Color for Your Skin

Whether you’re going for a natural flush or rosy cheeks, blush is a staple in every makeup routine, from the cosmetic newbie to the seasoned makeup artist.

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With just a few swipes of blush on your cheeks, you can lift, brighten, and make your makeup look entirely your own. Unfortunately, because blush is such a popular, widely used makeup product, it can be tricky to find the right one for your skin tone and type.

Though, if you’re looking for an amazing all-rounder, with shades to suit every mood or skin tone, Scott Barnes’ Chic Cheek blush palette is the perfect option.

Blush comes in every form, from liquid to powder to cream blushes, and every shade from yellow undertones to warm, bright pinks.

So, if you’re searching for the blush that perfectly matches your skin tone and desired look, then this is the article for you!

Which Blush Works Best With Your Skin Tone?

Choosing the ideal blush for your skin tone can be a challenge. There are so many shades, undertones, and finishes to pick from the process can get overwhelming and leave you with a blush that doesn’t suit your face or complexion.

If you’re looking for the best blush to match your skin tone, here are the best shades for every skin tone and type.

Best Blush Colors for Fair Skin

If you have fair or pale skin, pink-peach blushes are your friend. Soft pink or light coral shades will create a natural blush if your skin has cool undertones. If you have warm undertones, peachier pink or subtle apricot shades are the way to go.

For a brighter pop of color, a soft pink blush on warm skin tones will do the trick. For cool undertones, peachy blushes are more likely to pop.

Unless you’re going for rosy red cheeks, you should keep your blush application light if you have fair skin to avoid a theatrical look, more suited to the stage.

Best Blush Colors for Medium Skin

Deeper skin tones are perfect for more pigmented pinks and peaches. Like fair skin, medium skin tones work well with soft blushes, but it’s also great if you’re looking to try out bolder deeper-toned blushes.

If you have warm-toned medium skin, a deeper mauve will suit your skin better, while cooler medium skin tones may work with a lighter red.

Unlike fair skin, medium tones have more legroom to experiment with blush colors without creating too stark a contrast with their complexion or looking too doll-like.

Best Blush Colors for Dark Skin

Dark skin tones often call for a bold, bright shade of blush. Fuchsia, plum, tangerine, and other highly pigmented blushes are ideal for dark or olive skin tones, even though they may look a little bold in their packaging. Once you apply them to your skin, they can create a gorgeous, subtle blush that complements your complexion.

Darker skin shades also look incredible with a bold red or orange-toned blush to really make your face glow and your cheekbones pop.

The Benefits of Using Scott Barnes Blush

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Scott Barnes has decades of experience as a makeup artist to the stars, and he’s used all those years of makeup artistry to design powder blush makeup products that fit every single skin tone.

Another unique benefit of using the Scott Barnes blushes is that any shade can fit any skin tone. This is because the blushes aren’t just buildable, they’re blendable. By mixing shades and layering blushes to create the perfect high-low color impact, you can create a blush shade and look completely unique to your application and perfectly complementing your skin tone.

Whether you use the blush singles or the Chic Cheek palette, you can find shades that suit your skin tone, or create brand new shades by mixing and matching colors you love.

For fair or pale skin, Scott Barnes offers the Minimalist and Samba Sass single blushes.

Plus, if you check out Scott Barnes’ Get the Look webpage, you can find great examples of how any of his signature blush shades can fit any skin tone.

For medium skin tones, there’s Mango Fizz and Plastic Pink if you’re looking for a pop of color. And if you’re looking for something a little different, Samba Sass looks amazing on medium toned skin, especially combined with Rosé from the Chic Cheek palette.

And for those of you who have dark or deep skin tones, Plumeria and Ultra Pink are perfect for giving your cheeks a warm, purple undertone while blending perfectly into your skin.

Plumeria is also a great blush to add warmth to another shade on any skin tone, while Plastic Pink packs a punch of color for deeper skin tones.

Not only are the Scott Barnes single blushes gorgeously pigmented and suitable for a range of skin tones, but they’re also incredibly easy to use with a simple blush brush.

Check out Scott’s faves and shop our collection of blush singles to find the right blush color for your skin tone.