Contouring has been having a major moment in 2015—we've watched countless tutorials and attempted those cheekbone-accentuating looks ourselves. But what's even more important than how you do it is what you do it with, meaning you need the perfect products for your skin tone. So amidst all the reds, corals and pinks, how do you know which blush works best for you? Here's a guide to choosing the right blush for your skin tone.
1. Look at your lip color
Sometimes, basing your perfect shade of blush for your skin tone can come right from your chosen lip stick, stain or color that you wear on a regular basis. Makeup expert Elaine Offers used this method when suggesting actress Julianne Moore’s blush shade that would best match her skin tone—one based off her light pink lipstick.
2. Test blush on your hands
The dab is probably your best beauty tip when trying to find any makeup product that will possibly be put on your face. Applying a bit of the blushes that you want to try on your hand can give you the perfect insight as to how it will look on your face and whether it's too dark or too light for your skin tone.
3. Get to know your skin tone
Do you really know what your skin tone is? Makeup Geek recommends tips that can help individuals identify which group they belong to: Fair Skin, Medium Skin or Dark Skin.
4. Use shades that directly match your skin tone
Usually, the ultimate tip is the simplest—your best shade of blush is the shade that most resembles your natural skin tone. Therefore, if you fall into the fair skin category, Makeup.com suggests light pinks for your blush; medium skin should follow with the light pink scheme and peach; finally, the best matches for dark skin would be reds, oranges or browns.
5. Try a natural way of discovering your best blush
According to allwomenstalk.com, one can find their natural blush color after an intense workout, pinching their cheeks or even during an embarrassing moment (even though blush color is probably the last thing you're thinking about in that moment!) “as a guide to find what color is most natural and flattering for you.”
No matter what skin tone you have, know that blush is only just an enhancer of your natural beauty!