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How do I select the right blush shade?

There are so many great products and shades to pick from that finding the blush colour that is right for your skin tone can seem like a daunting task at best. Blush should be a natural and subtle addition to your face. Wearing too much can make you look like you belong in a circus, and wearing too little can make you look washed out.
 
The most important part of picking the right blush for you is to know your skin tone. To help with this process, we have broken these down into groups consisting of fair skin, medium skin and dark skin.
 
Fair skin: If you burn easily when exposed to sun, get freckles, or if you have porcelain skin then you fall into the fair skin category. For you, when picking a blush shade remember that lighter is better.
 
Medium skin: Blushes that suit those with medium skin tones are rosy pink and deep peach colours. Wearing a blush that is too light can make you look ashen and too dark can result in that clownish look we want to avoid.
 
Dark skin: For those with dark skin, choose colours from rose to deep oranges. Picking a shade that is too light will make your skin appear washed out and pale. The trick is to enhance the natural beauty of your skin.
 
What’s your natural blush colour?
It is recommended that you find what your natural blush colour is in order to find a product shade that would complement it. To do this, follow these steps.
Bend down and touch your toes with your fingers for two minutes and then stand back up. The colour of your cheeks that is there when you stand back up is the right blush colour for your face.
  • Take notice of what colour your cheeks are after you have been out in the cold or exercising.
  • Pinch your cheeks and wait for a few seconds.
  • Match your blush with your current lip colour. If you like pink tones for your lips, than maybe a pink blush will work well on your cheeks.
  • Look at what colour clothes suit you. If you look best in clothes that are cool water tones such as blue, green, aqua, plum and lavender then you should choose a blush in cool tones of crimson, plum, wine, pastel pink, peach, or rose. If you look best in clothes that are warm and earthy such as orange, pink, peach, red, olive-green then you should choose a blush in warm tones of coral, bronze, warm red and brown.
Hopefully this guide helps you find the perfect shade to add just the right amount of colour to bring out the natural beauty you all have inside of you.

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