How to Choose the Right Blush Color for You

best blush for light, olive and dark skin

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. 

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Step 3: Choose your shade 

Our luscious collection of No7 Match Made blushers is available in a range of shades designed to flatter every skin tone and promises to deliver a lit-from-within glow and a seamless application. Enriched with vitamin E to nourish the skin, our blushers are available in five colors, so you’re sure to find a shade to suit you.

Find the best blush for your skin 

The best blush for fair skin

It can be difficult to find the ideal blusher shade to flatter fair skin tones. As enticing as berry tones and wine hues can be, they can often overpower cooler skin. To enhance your fair skin, we recommend using soft nudes, brown, and peach blushers.

When swept over the nose and cheekbones, the shades Honey and Peaches deposit even coats of color for the ultimate natural look with a soft matte finish.

If you prefer a pop of color to complete your makeup look, Damson Mist promises a rosy glow for a naturally flushed finish.

If you gravitate towards liquid and cream makeup products, the sumptuous and silky texture of the No7 Lip & Cheek Tint promises a glowing wash of color with a powdery finish for both the cheeks and the lips. It’s the perfect multitasker for all occasions.

The best blush for olive skin 

For those with warmer complexions and darker eye colors, a deeper blusher shade is the ideal partner to lift your features. Apricots, corals and rich pinks will enhance the natural tones in your skin and add dimension to your makeup.

If you prefer a barely there finish, Peaches will infuse your makeup look with a subtle hint of rosiness. If you’re looking for something a little bolder, Pomegranate has a rich berry hue that will elevate your complexion in an effortless sweep.

The best blush for dark skin 

Deep plums, chocolates and hot pinks are the way forward if you’re blessed with a deeper skin tone. By selecting richer, darker blusher, it won’t appear chalky or ashen. The shades Pomegranate and Cranberry deliver a velvety and warm matte flush that will have you looking as though you’re glowing from within.

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. 


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