A healthy glow on your cheeks looks great no matter your skintone, but sometimes it can be hard to know exactly what suits you. If you’re struggling with finding the right colour for your complexion, or just want to try something new, our simple guide to the best shade for your colouring should help!

Fair skin:

The key to a good blusher is for it to look natural. If you’re naturally very fair, then a very light blusher is the perfect option for you as it will add a subtle flush of colour that is buildable.

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Daniel Sandler Watercolour – Gentle
Gentle is a light, peachy beige option that will provide your cheeks with a perfectly natural looking flush of colour. Boasting a luxurious texture, this sheer nude blush works to leave you looking chic and chiselled and is perfect for fair skin tones.

Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Blush – Whisper
Great for subtly enhancing your cheekbones, this 24-carat infused blusher provides your pale complexion with a pinky peach wash to make you look naturally glowing from within.

DuWop Blush Booster – Watermelon
Blended with jojoba oil and cooling cucumber, this subtle watermelon shade is perfect for pale skin as it adds a healthy flush of colour whilst still looking natural.

Fair skintone

Medium skin:

Medium toned skin is unique in that it suits many different colours and styles of blush. With the options being anything from a pop of pink to a subtle hint of bronze, these are our pick of the bunch.

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Natio Blusher – Rouge Glow
A soft, rosy pink option, this Natio blusher in Rouge Glow is a mid-pink shade that will add a subtle flush of warmth and definition to your face. Swirl onto the apples of your cheeks and go!

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Creme Rouge Blusher – Hot Pink
A popular shade in Daniel Sandler’s stunning blush range, and a perfect one for medium-toned skin. This hot pink blush packs a lot of pigment in just one swipe, while the vitamin E and grape seed oil help fight free radicals.

Bellapierre Cosmetics Compact Bronzer – Peony
Bronzer can be daunting if you’re not super tanned, but this Bellapierre offering in the shade Peony is a beautiful, light terracotta shade that looks great on medium skin tones. Formulated with jojoba oils and made from mineral pigments, this bronzer leaves you with a radiant, glowing complexion.

Medium skintone

Dark/Olive skin:

Making sure to avoid anything too frosty or light, the best options for ladies with dark or olive-toned skin are deep peaches and dark pinks. Darker skin also looks great with golden hues dabbed on the cheekbones – instant definition!

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Daniel Sandler Watercolour Fluid Blusher – Orange
Much less intimidating on your cheeks than it is in the bottle, this stunning Daniel Sandler blush is a burnished apricot shade that really packs a punch. Easily blendable and delivering a stunning swipe of colour, this blush is an intense option that will really warm your skin up

Maybelline New York Dream Touch Blush – 06 (Berry)
Boasting an air whipped formula, this lightweight berry blush is designed to blend smoothly and effortlessly into the skin. With a weightless feel on the cheeks, this buildable cream blush is a deep rose shade with purple undertones, making it perfect for darker skin tones.

XEN-Tan Perfect Bronze Compact
Working to give you a healthy bronzed glow when you’re on the go, XEN-Tan’s Perfect bronzer compact is a shimmer-free option that glides on to skin and blends easily. Boasting that same, natural olive undertone found in all Xen-Tan products, this bronzer is great for darker skin tones as it will never look too orange, pink or rusty on your skin.

Olive skintone

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