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How to Choose the Right Blush Color for You

How to Choose the Right Blush Color for You

An essential part of any makeup kit, blush can lend skin a healthy, natural glow – assuming the right shade is applied. However, with endless hues to choose from, it can be difficult to determine the best color for you. So, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide to help you find the best blush for your skin tone and undertone.  

How to find the best blush for your skin 

Step 1: Determine your skin tone 

Your tone is the color you see in the mirror when looking at your bare skin in natural light. It can be fair, light, medium, olive, dark, or deep.  

Step 2: Determine your undertone 

Your skin’s undertone is the underlying color that your skin tone casts. It can be warm, cool or neutral.  

To determine your natural undertone, assess whether silver or gold jewelry best complements your skin. If it’s gold, your undertone is warm. If it’s silver, your undertone is cool. If both work with your skin tone, your undertone is neutral. 

what is my skin undertone

Step 3: Choose your shade 

With pinks, corals, oranges, reds, beiges, and browns available, it can be hard to find the right shade to complement your skin tone and achieve your desired finish. Our below guide will help. 

Find the best blush for your skin 

The best blush for fair skin 

Soft pink, light coral and peachy hues make the best blush for fair and light skin tones. For a natural finish, apply a soft pink shade to skin with cool undertones and a peachy shade to skin with warm undertones. For a bolder look, apply a peachy shade to skin with cool undertones and a soft pink shade to skin with warm undertones.  

No7 Match Made Blusher in shade Peach Velvet provides a warm flush of color, while the Damson Mist hue adds a touch of pink.  

The best blush for olive skin 

Rich pink, warm apricot and deep peach shades make the best blush for olive and medium skin tones. For a natural finish, apply an apricot shade to skin with warm undertones and a pink shade to skin with cool undertones. For a bolder look, apply a pink shade to skin with warm undertones and an apricot shade to skin with cool undertones.  

No7 Match Made Blusher in shade Damson Mist can be built up to provide a deep flush of pink, while the Apricot Blossom hue adds a touch of warmth.  

The best blush for dark skin 

Plum, deep peach and warm brown shades make the best blush for dark and deep skin tones. For a natural finish, apply a plum shade to skin with warm undertones and a deep peach shade to skin with cool undertones. For a bolder look, apply a deep peach hue to skin with warm undertones and a plum shade to skin with cool undertones.  

No7 Match Made Blusher in shade Apricot Blossom can be built up to provide a deep flush of peach, while the Plum Velvet offers a rich berry hue. 

No7 Match Made Blusher 

Blending micro-fine powders with skin nourishing and conditioning Vitamin E, the No7 Match Made Blusher has a velvety-smooth formula that creates an even, buildable color. Choose the right shade to complement your skin tone, then sweep onto the apples of the cheeks and blend along the cheekbones for a healthy, windswept look.  

4 shades are available: Peach VelvetDamson MistApricot Blossom, and Plum Velvet. 

Shop the best blush for light, olive and dark skin tones. 



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