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How To Find The Best Blush Color According to Your Skin Tone

Jun 8, 2021 · 4 minutes read

For many women, the right blush color can be the ultimate game changer. The right shade will elevate and complete your makeup look and transform your skin from dull to dewy in a matter of seconds. However, pick the wrong blush color and you may end up looking like you’re auditioning to be a mime. So, how can you make sure you’re using the most flattering blush color for your skin tone?

What Color Blush Should I Wear

Even if the days of trying out a new blush shade at the makeup counter weren’t gone (for the time being, at least), physically testing multiple blush colors to find the perfect one is time-consuming and wearisome. The free YouCam Makeup app can greatly simplify this process by letting you virtually try on a slew of blush colors and patterns.

Users can experiment with over 33 different colors and over 21 unique patterns to find the one that suits them best. Beauty lovers can navigate the hyper-realistic try-on experience in two ways: in live camera mode and by uploading a photo. To top it all off, the intensity of blush colors can be easily adjusted to mimic the real-life application process. You can change how many layers of blush you want to apply with a single tap.

Choosing the Best Blush Color For Your Skin Tone

With so many blush shades out there, from peach and rose to plum and everything in between, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Below, we spotlight the best blush colors for fair, medium, and deep skin tones, so you can find that perfect shade that flatters your complexion and enhances your undertone. 

  • Fair or Light Skin Tone


If you have a fair/light skin tone, you’ll want to pick a blush color in the soft pink family for that healthy flush. If you have fair skin with cooler undertones, go for the berry blush shades to achieve a subtle glow.

It’s best to apply just a sheer layer of blush for the right balance of contrast. Just apply blush with your fingers either over or under your foundation for a natural and realistic look. >> Download the FREE YouCam Makeup app & Try!

  • Medium or Olive Skin Tone


If you have a medium/olive skin tone, you have a bit more freedom when it comes to playing with richer, brighter colors. The most suitable blush colors would be on the orange-peach spectrum. Apricot or orange shades are the most flattering; deep peach shades will add a pop of color.


As always, don’t forget to look at your undertones: for the olive skin with neutral undertones, pick a berry blush. If your undertones are warm, coral shades would be your best bet. Apply the blush on your temples and around the edges of your forehead for the perfect flushed look.  >> Download the FREE YouCam Makeup app & Try!

  • Dark Skin Tone


The sky's the limit when it comes to blush colors for dark skin. You can confidently try on rich, bright tones without having to worry about creating a harsh contrast. Choose between deep Fuschia, berry, or tangerine blush shades.

If you have dark skin with cool undertones, opt for Fuschia or light berry for a natural flush. Warm brown or tangerine shades go well with warm undertones if you want a natural look. As a general rule of thumb, stick to warm tones that flatter your skin tone. To boost up the glow, apply the blush while your foundation is still a bit wet. >> Download the FREE YouCam Makeup app & Try!

Find Your Best Blush Color In A Tap

Now that you know how to find the right blush color for your skin tone, it’s time to put theory into practice. Download the free YouCam Makeup app to experiment with multiple blush colors and patterns to find the right one for you. If you’d like to try on blush shades in real-time, open the YouCam Makeup app, click on “Makeup Cam” and choose from all of the available makeup options in the horizontal navigation menu. If you’d like to upload a photo instead, select the photo you’d like to test on, click “Makeup” and “Face”, and navigate to the "Blush" section.

Don’t forget — you can experiment with not only blush colors, but also patterns and levels of intensity. As you can see, sampling various blush colors has never been easier. With YouCam Makeup, you can find the best blush color for your skin tone in a matter of seconds!


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