Beauty How-To: Choose Blush for Medium Skin

Adding a few swipes of color to your cheeks is like frosting a cupcake. It adds the sweet, tempting topping that makes an already appealing treat even more desirable. But while we can all agree on buttercream or chocolate fudge frosting, the right blush color is harder to pick.

Determine Your Price Range:
Drugstore brands carry just as many colors as professional labels. Stick with a product line you can afford, but don’t feel like you will have to sacrifice the perfect match.

Identify Your Skin Undertone:
Does your medium-toned skin have a pink, yellow, or olive tint? Rosey undertones will drink up a peach colored blush, while yellow skin can wear pink shades well. All of our olive skinned girls should stick with the sun-kissed look and opt for bronzed blushes.

Pinch Your Cheeks to See Your Natural Flushed Look:
Like all makeup, blush looks best when it looks natural. Pinch your cheeks in a mirror to add a natural flush to your apples and gain a better idea of what blush color to buy.

Shop Around and Avoid Color Extremes:
You’re skin is called “medium” for a reason: blush that is too light or too dark will be a bust. Play around with some testers until you find a shade that brightens your face.