Choosing The Right Blush Makeup For Your Skin Tone

Written by Lopa KMar 18, 2024
Choosing the Right Blush Makeup for Your Skin Tone

Ever wondered how to do blush makeup that suits you? Well, for that, today we are going on the quest to find the right blush shade to match your skin tone. Blush makeup look is the missing ingredient for flawless makeup – it adds that pop of colour and glow to your cheeks, making you look radiant and refreshed.  

But here's the thing, not all blush shades are created equal and what looks oh-so-glam on your bestie might not necessarily work for you. Don't fret though! With a little know-how and experimentation, we are going to help you find the right blush shade for your blush makeup. 

Tips to Find the Perfect Blush Shade 

Finding blush makeup for every Indian skin can be a bit of a challenge, especially if you're unsure where to start.  

  • Avoid trying to replicate the shades recommended by individuals with different skin tones as what works for them might not work for you.  

  • Your undertone is the best criterion to find the right shade for you. 

  • Typically, Indians have warm undertones, so opt for red or coral shades. If you have cool undertones, consider pink blush makeup or purple. 

  • If you have a neutral undertone that is both cool and warm, you can wear any hue. The key in such a case is just to look at the intensity of the blush shade, that is the lightness or darkness.  

  • For intensity, you can use light shades if you are extremely fair or dark. For medium skin tone, if the blush is too light, it may not show up on your skin. Meanwhile, dark shades suit all skin tones. 

Blush for Every Skin Tone 

With these guidelines in mind, let’s look for the prettiest blush shades for every skin tone and undertone. 


1. Fair Cool

6. Dark Warm

If you have fair, cool-toned skin, think delicate and soft like pink blush makeup. Light pink or purple hues offer your complexion a subtle yet charming touch. Lakmē Face It Blush in ‘Perfect Plum’, with its soft pink undertones, easily adds a hint of colour that complements your cool undertones without overpowering your natural beauty. 


2. Fair Warm

6. Dark Warm

Embracing your fair, warm tone calls for cream blush makeup shades that exude warmth and vitality. Peachy or coral shades like ‘Soft Coral’ from Lakmē 9 to 5 Powerplay Velvet Crème Blush bring a sun-kissed glow to your cheeks, enhancing your natural radiance and giving you that fresh-faced look that's perfect for any occasion. 


3. Medium Cool

6. Dark Warm

Mauve or purple liquid blush makeup is your secret weapon if you have a medium, cool-toned complexion. Lakmē Absolute Sheer Cheek Mousse in ‘Purple Hue’ offers a sophisticated and elegant vibe, with its cool undertones adding depth to your cheeks for a polished and refined look. 


4. Medium Warm

6. Dark Warm

With a medium, warm skin tone, you have the opportunity to play with vibrant shades that reflect your personality. Add reds or oranges to your blush makeup kit, such as ‘Cherry Bomb’ from Lakmē Facelift MultiSlayer Blush Stick. It adds a burst of colour to your cheeks and you can go bold as well by building it up for a pigmented look. 


5. Dark Cool

6. Dark Warm

Light pink blush makeup or berry shades work beautifully on dark, cool-toned skin, bringing definition to your face. ‘Sweet Cheeks’ from Lakmē Facelift MultiSlayer Blush Stick offers a subtle flush of colour, leaving you with a vibrant finish that's simply irresistible. 


6. Dark Warm

6. Dark Warm

For those with dark, warm skin tones, bold and intense hues are the way to go. Rich oranges or deep reds like ‘Deep Red’ from Lakmē Lip Love Lip & Cheek Tint bring a sultry look to your face, adding drama and allure to your makeup while highlighting your stunning features. It also doubles up as a lip tint if you are in the mood for a monochromatic look! 

But the best way to find the shades for your blush makeup kit is to swatch it yourself. If you’re shopping online, look at picture or video reviews of the shades from customers who have the same skin tone as you. You can also use a virtual try-on option to see how the colour would look on you. 

FAQs on Blush Makeup 

Q1. Should I put blush before foundation? 

Blush is usually put over foundation but there are new TikTok hacks on blush makeup which suggest putting blush before foundation. If you want a subtle and completely seamless look, you can put the blush first, blend it and then put sheer or medium coverage foundation. 

Q2. How to use blush on the nose? 

The most common way is to apply blush on the bridge of your nose and the sides and then blend it out towards your cheeks for the Y2K sunburnt blush makeup. But if you have a small or pointed tip, you can also brush on some blush on the tip of your nose. 

Q3. How do you make sure the blush doesn’t melt? 

Since we have pores, sweat and oil glands in our cheek area, the blush tends to melt off by the end of the day. To make sure it stays all day long until you wipe it off, set it with a setting powder. If you want a dewy finish, you can use a setting spray instead. 

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