What Color Blush Should I Wear?

What Color Blush Should I Wear?Lashify

Blush can literally make or break your look. Expertly applied blush in a perfectly coordinating color can create the illusion of health and wellness across your cheeks. Blush that doesn’t match your skintone and isn’t applied correctly can give off definite circus performer vibes. It’s not a good look. 

Thankfully, you don’t have to sift through the sea of pinks and reds alone. The beauty editors at Lashify® have a few tips and tricks to help ensure you pick the right color blush for your skin tone. 

Not sure what your skin tone is? We’ll cover that too, so you can confidently wear a color of blush that looks like it was created just for you. 

Skin Tone 101

According to color experts, there are over 110 different skin tones worldwide, which probably helps explain why there are so many different colors of blush available on the market. To find the best blush colors, you need to know two things about your own skin: your true skin tone, and your skin’s undertone.

How Do I Find My Skin Tone?

Finding your skin tone isn’t incredibly complicated. In fact, it’s a lot easier than finding your skin’s undertone. Skin tone is determined by the amount of melanin you have present in your skin. 

Your ethnicity plays a role in your skin tone, but keep in mind that your skin tone changes ever so slightly from season to season. Even if you wear a great SPF, you’re likely to have a slightly darker skin tone during summer months or periods of time when you are exposed to the sun than in winter when you see less sun exposure. 

To find your skin tone, look directly at the skin on your face or your forearm. Your skin tone is the color of your skin as it appears on the surface. 

Skin tone is most important when you are attempting to match foundation and concealer colors. For blush, you’ll want a noticeable color on your skin tone that matches your skin undertone. 

How Do I Find My Skin Undertone?

Skin undertone is the color that shows through beneath your skin. These pigments will be either cool (pink, purple, or blue), warm (olive or slightly yellow), or neutral. 

Skin undertone is also a measure of the translucency of your skin. You can sometimes find your skin undertone by looking at the inside of your wrist, but there are other methods you can use if that doesn’t work. 

  • The wrist. Looking at the inside of your wrist, check the colors you see beneath your skin.

  • Examine your veins. Some people have visible veins in areas where the skin is thinnest (like the inside of the wrist or across the temples). Your veins may be bluish purple or yellow-green.

  • Wear a neutral color. Wearing white can help you determine your undertone. You probably have a warm undertone if you look best in off-white colors like cream or eggshell. If bright white looks best on you, your skin undertone is likely cool.

If you’re still at a loss, consider how your skin reacts to sunlight. If you burn easily and rarely tan, you probably have cool undertones. You may have neutral or warm undertones if you tan easily and rarely burn.

Your Best Blush by Undertone

Once you know your skin’s undertone, you can shop for a coordinating blush color. Skin undertones usually fall into one of three categories: cool, warm, or neutral.

  • Cools. Cool undertones have pink, purple, or blue colors beneath the skin. Keep in mind that dark skin tones can still have cool undertones. 
  • Neutrals. Neutral skin undertones look the same as a person’s skin tone. This might also be referred to as having matte skin tone or an even skin tone.
  • Warms. Warm undertones look yellowish, olive, or golden. They usually look great in gold jewelry and tan easily in the sun. 

Shopping for blush is easiest when you match the undertones in the blush with the undertones in your skin. The first step is picking the color you want.

Shop for a Color Category

The easiest way to find the best color blush is to pick a shade family that is as close to your natural face flush as possible. Think of the color your face turns when you are embarrassed, or after an intense workout. 

If your skin blushes pink, stick to pinks. If your skin turns peach, shop for peach colors. Once you’re in the color family you want, you can focus on undertones.

Shop for Undertones

Every category of blush has numerous shades. It goes without saying there are likely hundreds of colors of pink blush available on the market. Each shade will have a definite undertone, and that can help you pick the best color for your skin.

If you have cool undertones and are shopping for a pink blush, you’d want to find pinks with purple, magenta, cherry, and fuschia. If you have warm undertones, you’ll want a pink that has red, orange, or terracotta. 

Neutral skin undertones might be said to have it the easiest, because they can essentially shop from both cool and warm shades, but a wider range of choices might make your selection seem more difficult. 

If so, focus on matching the color of your blush to the color of your eyes. If you have cool eye colors like blue or green, go for a cool blush. If you have dark brown or hazel eyes, opt for a warm blush.

Helpful Hints

You’ve got the color, now let’s tackle a few application tips to help you make sure it gives you the color and look you want without making you look red in the face.

Apply It on Your Cheeks (Only)

The apples of your cheeks are where you naturally flush. Keep your blush application focused on the apples of your cheeks and avoid spreading it onto your temples or too close to your nose. 

It’s also a good idea to avoid applying it to your forehead. If you want color there, you’re better off using a bronzer or highlighter. 

Use the Right Tools for the Job

A massive blush brush can spread blush around in an area much too large. If you’re using a powder blush, use a small, full brush to apply it to your cheeks and blend it upward and outward. 

Blend Like a Pro

Nothing looks worse than blush that has been centered onto your cheeks without blending. Using your fingers or your brush, blend your blush upward and outward, ensuring the concentration of color remains on the apples of your cheeks and fades into the surrounding skin. 

Perfect Blush + Perfect Lashes

Once you’ve mastered your blush game, you’ve gotta master your lash game. No, that doesn’t mean spending all your time and money at a pricey salon. 

Instead, you just need the Lashify DIY Lash Extension™ System. Our system lets you get salon-quality lashes at home (and they last up to 10 days with proper care). You can even wear them overnight.

The Lashify System

Our system works differently from other at-home lash kits you may have tried. 

  • Gossamer® lashes. Our Gossamer lashes are 100% Korean PBT silk, and completely cruelty-free. Each Gossamer has multiple lash fibers attached to a short, weightless Spine. This helps keep them comfortable and protects your natural lashes by distributing the weight of voluminous Gossamer sets across multiple natural lash fibers, instead of just one.
  • Bonds. We don’t use glues with the Lashify system. Glues can contain chemicals like formaldehyde and cyanoacrylates that can cause lashes to harden and become brittle. Bonds contain biotin and lavender, and work like lash serums to nourish and strengthen your natural lashes while you wear your Gossamer lashes. 
  • Application. We use Underlash Technology™ to apply Gossamer lashes beneath your natural lash, close to your waterline. This helps keep your Gossamer lashes comfortable and makes application more forgiving.

Getting started is easy, you just need the Lashify Control Kit

Regain Control

The key to blush is knowing your undertones. The key to lashes is having more control. The Control Kit gives you everything you need to get started with Lashify

Each kit contains:

  • Two sets of Gossamer lashes. Pick two from our Curl, Amplify, or Bold collections. 
  • Fuse Control® Wand. The only tool you’ll need for Gossamer application, the Fuse Control Wand is also available in a smaller size for smaller hands and faces.
  • One set of Wandoms®. These coverlets ensure your Gossamers don’t get stuck to your Fuse Control Wand.
  • Whisper Light Bond™. You’ll get our most popular, dual-sided bond Whisper Light, which you can use for application and touch-ups.
  • Glass Finishing Coat. The perfect sealer for getting long wear out of your lashes. You don’t have to seal your Gossamers, but if you do, Glass is a great solution. 
  • Samples. Each Control Kit comes with samples of Pre Cleanse and Melt Away. If you love them, come back and grab full sizes here

Everything comes wrapped up in a protective hard case with a mirror to help you apply your lashes like a pro.

Blush Like a Pro

You can pick the best color blush for your skin once you know a little about how to shop based on your skin tone and skin undertone. 

Next time you get a compliment on your oh-so-natural cheek flush, bat those gorgeous Lashify lashes and say, “Thanks, I’ve got a friend in the makeup industry.” We’re totally down to be your beauty besties.


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