Blush is important any time of year, for some fashionistas, it is the only thing standing between a healthy flush and total corpse face, but with summer on the horizon, it is more crucial than ever. Because every blush looks different on everyone, buying a blush you love can mean trying on tons of shades at the store, which can be less than thrilling. Fortunately, these four shades look incredible on absolutely every skin tone.
Bright pink: Bright, borderline neon pinks can look seriously intimidating in the pan, but surprise—they are actually some of the most wearable shades for all skin tones. Because the color is so vivid, it only takes a light hand to create a gorgeous flush that really brightens up the face. Bright pinks are best applied high on the cheekbones with a soft, fluffy brush blended up toward the temple. Select a blush color product that is perfect finely-milled, high-pigmented formula that melts into the skin for a pretty natural finish.
Peach: Like bright pink, peach shades can seem intimidating until they’re actually on your face. They tend to skew very warm, but the right soft peach can add a healthy glow to any skin tone. Peach looks best when applied not to the apples of cheeks but rather to the top of the cheekbone and sweeping outward. Your best option if you have darker skin is a luminizing cheek tint that isn’t a powder or a cream, but instead its consistency is more like a lip balm. When applied, it gives cheeks color, but more importantly, it gives the apples of your cheeks a sheen that is almost impossible to replicate otherwise.
Magenta: A rich, deep magenta is one of the easiest blush shades to wear on absolutely every skin tone on the spectrum. While bright shades add a pop of color to the face, darker blushes create a romantic flush that is perfect for an understated, natural-but-better look that can take you from office-appropriate to a dramatic night-out look.
Rose: A rose tone is by far some of the most wearable blushes around. It is a safe pick, and you really can’t go wrong with a pretty rose colored blush that creates a stunning natural effect. It doesn’t even look like you are wearing makeup, you just look better. Cream blushes work well because you can rub them in as much as you like for a dramatic or subtle look. For the best outward glow, blend your rose colored blush into your natural cheekbone line where pink undertones normally show.