Bronzed and Blushed

No matter what makeup look you’re going for—natural or glam—the right blush and bronzer are critical to tying the whole thing together. The right pop and combination of colors can make the face look more awake and lighter, restore a healthy glow to the skin, and highlight your natural features. We’ve put together some tips and tricks to help you find the perfect blush and bronzer for your face.

What Works Best for Each Skin Tone

The first step in choosing a blush is finding a match for your skin tone to flatter and highlight your natural featuresBronzed and Blushed best. There are four skin tones: fair/light, medium, olive, and dark. Once you’ve determined your skin tone, it’s time to examine the undertones. The three types of undertones are warm, cool, and neutral. One way to determine your skin’s undertones is to look at the veins on your wrist and neck. You have a cool undertone if your veins are purple or blue. If the veins are green, you have a warm undertone. You likely have a neutral undertone if you’re unsure what color is most prominent in your veins. 

Bronzer Tips

Bronzed and BlushedOne of the best ways to achieve a genuine-looking tan on the face is by correctly applying bronzer. When shopping for a bronzer, you should ideally opt for a color two to four shades darker than your skin tone. However, if you have fair skin, it tends to use streaks or mistakes easily, so do not veer far off from your natural skin tone. No matter your skin tone, the main thing to remember is that bronzer isn’t meant to be a “look” – the best bronzer is when it looks like your skin, and you don’t notice it. 

Two main steps to applying bronzer are warming up the face and contouring. When warming up the face, apply bronzer onto the cheekbones just above the hollows of the cheeks. To contour, sweep the remaining color on the brush upward onto the forehead in the shape of a “C” and back down the face in a “3”, ending under your jawline.

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Tips for Finding the Right BlushBronzed and Blushed

Fair/Light Skin

  • Baby pink: Baby pink comes out naturally for those with light skin, so if you’re looking for a genuine flushed look, this is the way to go.
  • Peach: Peach is one of the most flattering shades of blush for fair skin tones. Although more bold and vibrant than baby pink, it still pairs nicely with this skin tone.

Medium Skin

  • Apricot: If you’re looking for a soft yet slightly bold shade, apricot is the perfect choice. As a bonus, it brings out tan in medium skin tones.
  • Berry: For a bright makeup look, use a berry shade. For a relaxed look, use a light touch. For a dramatic look, layer the berry shade on your cheeks.

Olive Skin

  • Rose: Go with a rose blush if you want a genuine, natural look on your face. While not too bold, this pop of color will still stand out.
  • Copper: Use a copper shade to bring out the skin’s natural brightness. Those with lighter olive skin only need to apply a little, while those with a darker complexion need a few swipes.

Dark Skin

  • Brick red: This daring hue of red will make any makeup look fun and flirty. Warm colors like brick red also add a fresh, hydrating look to dark skin tones.
  • Plum: Versatile and pronounced, plum is perfect for dark skin tones. It can be worn as an everyday blush or one for special occasions.

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