Blush may not be high on the list of no-excuses, must-have makeups Everyone, but if we’re being completely honest, it’s the one makeup staple that, when done right, completely elevates even the simplest of looks. The thing is z darker skin, it can be difficult to find a shade of blush that doesn’t make your cheeks look ashen. You may come across products and formulas that are too pale, too pearly, or not the right texture for oily or dry skin.
The point of blush is to create a warm, natural-looking blush, as if you’ve just stepped out of the cold. You don’t need super fair skin to achieve this effect. All you need is to go lighter than you think you need with your blush choice. “With [people] Color, you can have so much fun with color,” says Sir John, a makeup artist who often works with Beyoncé.[The blush] may look shocking in the pan, but once you apply it gives you the gentlest hint as if you’ve come in from the cold.
The more vibrant it looks in the package, the more likely it is to add a vibrant, healthy glow to even the richest complexion. (However, as you will see, some blushes can be deceiving in their packaging). Hot pink, fiery coral, berry, and burgundy blush work best for the melanin-rich.
The texture and finish are just as important as the shade itself. “I want people to get into the habit of using less powder because it just looks more modern,” says Sir John. However, he adds a small caveat to this tip. For darker skin in particular, he suggests lightly setting a cream blush with a powder formula, not only to make it last but also to intensify the tone.
A collectively well experienced crop of makeup artists and Curls Editors shared their favorite Blush for darker skin. Keep checking out her picks along with a few other standouts that will make your cheeks blush and glow.