Best Blush Palettes

Best Blush Palette For Medium Skin:

NARS Velvet Matte Bronzer in Taupe (Limited Edition)

The NARS Velvet matte bronzer is one of the most popular blushes in the world. The shade is a very light taupe with warm undertones. It’s texture is creamy and it blends easily into your face without looking patchy or cakey.

You need to apply it with a damp brush since it tends to get patchy when applied dry. It lasts all day if used with primer but dries down quickly so you may want to reapply it throughout the day.

It comes in a compact which contains enough product for two applications. If you’re using it alone, then you’ll have to use less than half of the compact because the formula isn’t as pigmented as other shades in this range.

If you are looking for a neutral bronzer that doesn’t look too orange or pink, then this is the perfect choice. It works well on both fairer and lighter complexions. It’s not too bright nor does it appear yellowish.

I think it looks great on anyone with a complexion from pale to dark even though its not as shimmery as some other mattes in this range.

It’s a neutral shade that can be used as eyeshadow if you’re in a pinch. Since it’s a limited edition item, it is now extremely hard to find online or in stores. If you’re interested in this blush, then I recommend buying it as soon as possible since it probably won’t be around for long.

Best Blush Palette For Fair Skin

If you have a very fair skin tone then you need to choose your blush carefully so that it doesn’t look clownish or unnatural on you. Keep in mind that just because a blush may be categorized as “fair” or “light”, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it will look good on you. The best way to find out is to get a sample from the store or order one online, and try it out.

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Blushes that are great for fair skin tones are typically sheer, have a light shimmer, and don’t contain red or orange undertones. Just because you have fair skin doesn’t mean you have to avoid blushes that have some pink or red in them, but you’ll probably have to use less than someone with a darker skin tone since otherwise you may end up looking like you have clown cheeks.

Also, having a light skin tone means that you shouldn’t use just any blush color since you have to be very careful with what you pick. Some colors look terrible on fair skin and can make you look sallow, sickly, or even somewhat jaundiced. Keep in mind that some blushes that work for one person may not work on another so it really depends on your complexion as well as the color of the blush.

If you’re looking for a light colored blush, here are some of the best:

Best Blush Palette For Olive Skin

If you have an olive skin tone then you have a wider selection of blushes to choose from than those with a fair or dark skin tone. You can pretty much pick anything in any color family as long as it doesn’t have red or purple undertones. Here are some of the best ones for you if you have an olive skin tone:

Best Blush Palette For Dark Skin

If you have dark skin, then you probably already know that finding the perfect blush color and shade is a real challenge. Not only do you have to worry about color family, but also undertones as well. Here are some of the best blushes for dark skin:

Where Can I Buy Blush?

Blush is typically sold in the cosmetics section of department stores as well as certain chains like Macy’s and Sephora. You can also buy it online. Some of the best known brands include:

Hard Candy

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Urban Decay

Benetint Brand (sold at Sephora)

Benefit Brand

Blush comes in many forms such as cream, gel, liquid, and powder. Just choose the kind you want and apply it to your cheek bones as well as the apple of your cheeks for a healthy rosy glow.

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