Colour is back, thank god: flushed cheeks made a comeback in the latest round of international fashion weeks, which means that once the warmer weather comes about, hopefully more people than usual will feel adventurous about going for the rose or berry tones themselves. That being said, now’s as good a time as any for a refresher on what blush would work well on you, and we’re not just talking about your choice of shade either. From consistencies to application methods, here’s a quick primer on how to look dewy and gentle as opposed to inflamed.
As a general rule, when it comes to makeup, I strongly believe that you should go with what you like and listen to your skin. In other words, if your skin enjoys the experience (i.e. no breakouts or reactions) and your eyes enjoy the colour, no website or person can tell you otherwise. Too many women don’t do what they like because they heard somewhere that such-and-such colour is too young or not for their skin type, but the right attitude can pull off any makeup look. Just in case you’re not sure where to start, peach is flattering on most skin tones because the orange and yellow tones within peach harmonize pretty well with the undertones on both fair and olive-to-medium skin. Don’t be afraid of the colour itself; instead, be careful to apply it with a light hand to keep the effect subtle. Too Faced’s Sweet Peach Glow Peach-Infused Highlighting Palette ($52) is a solid starter purchase that also comes with a bronzer to add more dimension to your face.