Blush is an often underrated must have in any makeup bag. Many worry it can venture into clown territory, but when you choose the right shade and product for your skin type, it can give you a nice glow, accentuate your cheekbones, and bring out the color of your eyes. Watch how to find the right blush for you.
The quiz uses the Fitzpatrick skin sensitivity scale to determine your skin type. (Fitzpatrick isn't our preferred measure, because it doesn't offer as many options for deeper skin tones, but it's still the industry standard.) After you answer a few questions, it then tells you which stars have skin that resembles yours, along with info on what you should be doing to protect yourself from skin cancer risk. It only takes a few seconds to fill out, and who doesn't want to be told that she has something in common with Penelope Cruz?
The sun's UVA and UVB rays can penetrate and damage all skin types, increasing a person's risk for skin cancer. Even people with types 5 or 6 are at risk, and often develop skin cancer on the palms, fingers, or other lightly pigmented areas of their bodies. So tell me . . .
|Skin Type||Skin color||Reaction to sun exposure|
|Type 1||Pale white skin||Always burns, never tans|
|Type 2||White skin||Burns easily, tans minimally|
|Type 3||White skin||Burns minimally, tans slowly|
|Type 4||Light brown or olive skin||Burns minimally, tans easily|
|Type 5||Brown skin||Rarely burns, tans easily and darkly|
|Type 6||Dark brown or black skin||Rarely burns, always tans|