Fall means time to put summer’s bronzers away in favor of soft hues of blush that give your cheeks the perfect flush. From dusty roses and pastel pinks to rich formulas with just the right amount of shimmer, the latest crop of colors is worth crushing over. Whether you’re fair skinned or blessed with an olive glow, we have a shade perfect for your skin tone (and budget). Because everything looks better when you have a little color in your cheeks, right?
Discover Your Next Blush Crush
Photo: Burberry Spring 2015
For Fair Skin
If you have fair skin, you can't go wrong with a sheer rouge in a baby pink hue. The understated color adds the perfect flush to your complexion. Invest in a formula that's slightly shimmery to highlight and define cheekbones.
Blush Stick in Just Pinched Pink
Powder Glow in Shadore
For Medium Skin
Applying a subtle apricot shade allows you to experiment with other aspects of your makeup (bold lips and dramatic eye shadow make the perfect match). If you're looking for something edgier, we recommend a mauve hue for evening-ready results.
Blushing Powder in Tulip Blossom
For Olive Skin
Olive skin calls for a warm-toned blush to complement it. Both bronze-colored compacts and shimmery rose hues naturally flush, brighten and contour your complexion.
Blush in Outlaw
Blushing Powder in Sable
For Tanned Skin
Be sure to stay on the warmer side when choosing the best blush for a tan complexion—raisin and cranberry shades prevent an ashy outcome. Gel-based formulas add a hint of balmy color to the cheeks, leaving a gorgeous dewy look.
Fresh Glow Blush in Pink Azalea
For Every Skin Tone
Feeling overwhelemed by the plethora of pretty blushes on the market? Bright pink and peach are two foolproof colors that go beautifully with every skin tone.
Blush in Apricot/Dazzling Peach
Yves Saint Laurent