Red lipsticks are a makeup bag staple, but finding the right hue for your complexion can be a challenge. Don't be intimated! If undertones have you scratching your head, and you're not sure what a blue-based red is, we're here to break down the steps to finding your best red lipstick color. On Maria: Tory Burch top, BaubleBar necklace.
As the resident beauty expert for Barneys New York, Jason Ascher is the go-to guy for all things cosmetic. And now that the new season is here, he advises seeking out the makeup mode that's best suited to your complexion. To find out which fashionable new hues Ascher says are best for your skin tone, just keep reading.
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I've been getting asked a lot of questions lately about how to find the right shade of blush for your skin tone. I admit, even I get distracted by playful pinks and oranges at the makeup counter, but then when I get home, they look way too bright on me.
As a general rule, blush is the most flattering when it looks natural. The shade you choose should resemble your natural flush and looks best when applied to the apples of your cheeks, your cheekbones and the sides of your face, but never underneath your cheekbone area. I hope that within this nine-post round up, you can find the perfect blush that best suits your skin tone!
- Fair Skin
- Medium Skin
- Yellow Skin
- Olive Skin
- Ebony Skin
- How To: Apply Your Blush
- Get The Most From Your Makeup: Broken Blush
- Coming Soon: New Lancome Color Design Blush
- Cult Favorite: Nars Powder Blush in Orgasm
To conclude my series, The Best Blush For Your Skin Tone, l've explored the market for bright plums, oranges, deep auburns, bronzes and burn reds that flatter ebony skin tones. You gals can get away with a lot of color, and the good news is that these shades can significantly brighten your complexion. So don't be shy! Go for the bold, but remember to blend, blend, blend—or you'll risk looking like a clown!
Guerlain Divinora Bubble Blush in Rouge Lollipop ($38) is a super-smooth creamy mouse blush/tint that blends really well into skin. Its bright red-orange color gives you a radiant glow. It's formulated to have a silky feel and a velvet finish. Simply dip your fingertip into the pot and blend onto your cheekbones.
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Welcome to part four of The Best Blusher For Your Skin Tone. In this installment, we are exploring blush for olive-colored skin. You lucky girls are the ones with the gorgeous and natural golden glow all year round! For this type of skin, petal pinks and deep peachy apricots give you a subtle warmth. Here are a few of my suggestions—and by all means, please leave comments and share your own favorites with everyone!
Pantina Cheek Sweeps ($5.50) aren't out yet, but you can expect to see these shimmery and mess-free blushers this fall in two shades: Tru Bliss and Radiance.
For olive skin tones, I'd go with Tru Bliss. It's a bright pink/coral hue that glides on easily and blends flawlessly into the skin, leaving a slight iridescent trail and a gorgeous flush to your cheeks.
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For the third installment of The Best Blushers For Your Skin Tone, let's take a closer look at appropriate blush colors for skin with yellow undertones. For this type of skin, corals and coppers are complimentary. You can either got for a matte shade, or wear something with a little bit of gold sparkle which will enhance your natural undertones.
Pout Coral Nymph/Bronze Siren Cream Cheek Duo ($22) is a cream duo that houses a coral shimmer blush on one side and and a golden shimmer bronzer on the other. This is a great double-duty compact that provides a sheer glowing and dewy, natural finish. The shades can be worn separately or blended together for a customized look.
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