Why choose a peach blush instead of a pink blush this summer?  Regardless of your undertone, complexions can warm up in the summer and our clothing tends to be much more colorful than during the winter.  Wearing a blush that’s more orange than pink will warm up your skin without getting sun, or brighten tanned skin.

Here are 4 blushes to suit your complexion:

  1. Cool Fair Skin.  For the fairest complexions with pink undertones, bronzer can look too brown or orange, so choose a muted peach like Nars Blush in Sex Appeal (1) to add warmth to your skin.  Grab your 300 tapered blush brush (2) and sweep over the apples and along the cheek bones, then use circular strokes to blend out the edges.
  2. Light to Medium Skin.  Warm undertones will look radiant, and for the naturally florid complexions, peach is a great alternative to a pink blush. Dip the tips of your 300 tapered blush brush into a creamy formula like MacCremeblend Blush in Posey and sweep onto cheeks with small circular strokes.  If the color is too bright, take a dusting of sheer powder on the flat edge of your miracle complexion sponge and press lightly over the pigment and surrounding skin for a “lit-from-beneath” glow.
  3. Medium to Dark Olive Skin.  Choose a deeper shade of peach like Bobbi Brown Blush in Apricot to counter the green undertones and brighten your visage.
  4. Dark to Deep Skin.  On the darkest of complexions, a light peach shade will just sit on top of the skin, so select a bright orange gel like Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil in Timeless Coral to achieve a peachy-glow.  Dot along the cheekbone with your fingers allowing the warmth to work gel into the skin.  For a seamless finish use the flat edge of your miracle complexion sponge to blend out the edges.

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