Choosing the Perfect Shade of Blush

by Jen Murphy February 03, 2020


Blush seals the deal but not all blush is created equal. You have to consider the formula, your complexion, and your features. Here is what to consider when choosing the color perfect for your complexion and skin type. 


Hone in on Your Hue

Many women love what blush does to their face. It has the ability to make you look fresh and young. However, sometimes it is hard to know whether you are using the “right” color and you may want some advice on how to choose blush that is spot-on for you.

First, realize that there are no rules as to what color you “must” use. While some women want their blush to look natural, others use makeup as a way to exhibit their expressive personalities, so a shocking or dramatic blush hue is welcomed. But, if you are someone who wants their blush to seem as if it is occurring naturally, there are different ways that you can use to figure out the perfect color.

Consider Your Coloring

One way of how to choose blush is to stick with your skin tone as a general guideline. This gives you some room to decide whether you want a softer or more dramatic effect.

If you have dark skin, the most flattering blush shades are:

  • Berry
  • Brown
  • Fuchsia
  • Tangerine

A great tint for darker skin is Becca Beach Tint in Watermelon, which gives a fabulous flush to your face. Plus, since it is a tint it can be layered until you achieve exactly the hue you want. And if your skin is on the oilier side, it goes the extra mile to stay on.


If you have medium skin, the most flattering blush shades are:

  • Darker pink
  • Deep peach
  • Mauve

Bobbi Brown Blush in Nectar complements medium skin tones with a gentle glow. Its matte formula is sheer and perfect for daytime or nighttime wear.

If you have light or fair skin, the most flattering blush shades are:

  • Light peach
  • Light pink
  • Soft coral

A sure choice for fair skin is Youngblood Crushed Mineral Blush in Coral Reef. Made from highly pigmented minerals, this product gives a gorgeous glow and can even be used on your lids and lips. And since fair skin is often sensitive or easily irritated, this formula is great since it won’t exacerbate your condition.


Look at Your Inner Lip

Another fail-proof tool to discover your ideal blush tone is by looking in a mirror at your inner lip. Match the color you see there to the same exact shade blush, and you have a winner.

Many women have a pleasingly pink inner lip. A good match might be the beautiful Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Pale Pink. Its creamy glow gives exactly the flushed look you want and can double as lip color, too.

Observe Your Undertones

One last means of finding the perfect hue of blush is to look at the undertones of your skin to determine whether you are a “warm” or “cool” person by examining the veins in the underside of your wrist. Those with warm undertones have green veins, while those with cool undertones have blue veins. If you have both, then you are considered to have a neutral skin tone.

Sometimes there are shades of blush that are conducive to pretty much every skin tone. Jane Iredale PurePressed Blush Dubonnet is one of those colors. Plus, it is made from antioxidants and minerals without using artificial dyes, chemical additives or perfumes, so it is gentle on your skin.

Jane Iredale

And, a multi-hued compact is always a fun way to experiment with different looks. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in Bronze has five shades and includes options for contouring or adding shimmer. By using your makeup brush to swirl all five colors together, you can give yourself a healthy, stunning glow.

Search LaLa Daisy

To find the best blush options out there, go straight to LaLa Daisy. Our high-quality, luxury cosmetics are available at a price that goes gentle on your pocketbook. Whether you prefer powder, cream or tint blush, we have the formulas and shades you are seeking.

Jen Murphy
Jen Murphy


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