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The Best Pink And Coral Blushers That Give All Skin Tones A Rosy Flush

Plus application tips to accentuate your features.

Despite the many swatches available online, online shopping for makeup can still be a hit or miss experience. Yet, unlike foundation which you have to personally test for the correct shade, makeup items like eyeshadows, lipsticks, and even blushers can be ordered with a simple click of the mouse because there are plenty of shades that work across many skin tones. One simple rule to stick to: choose shades that are neutral, which means they are neither too cool nor too warm.

When it comes to blusher, the best example has got to be NARS Orgasm Blush. Favoured (and trusted) by women and makeup artists all over the world, this universally-flattering shade is described as a “peachy pink with golden shimmer”. So the next time you’re looking at doing a little retail therapy online, just look out for shades like peach, coral, rose-pink, dusty-pink. And when in doubt. pick a shade that as golden undertones because every skin tone (from fair, medium, dark and even deep) can do with some added warmth.

And once you’re armed with a blusher that complements your skin tone, how and where you apply can also make a huge difference. For a natural effect that mimics that post-workout flush, apply blusher directly on the apple of your cheeks and blend upwards towards your temple. To locate the apple of your cheeks, all you have to do is look into a mirror and smile—the fullest part of your cheeks when you smile is where you should apply your blusher on, regardless of whether it is a powder blush or cream blush. And as a rule of thumb, avoid applying any product any closer than two fingers’ spacing from the sides of your nose.

You can also use blusher to sculpt your facial features: just increase the pigment intensity at the hollows of your cheeks (or where you would normally apply a darker contouring shade). For a bolder look or simply to prolong the wear of your blusher, you can also layer a powder blusher over a cream blusher. Always tap off excess product from your blush so you always start sheer and then add on more product if you desire added intensity. And if you overdo it, tone down your blusher by gradually layering a sheer foundation over.

NARS Orgasm Blush, $50
As one of the best-selling makeup items, this one-shade-fits-all blusher has an ultra-smooth texture that applies evenly onto the skin without any patchiness and streaking. Plus, it imparts a peachy-pink shade with tiny gold flecks to warm up your complexion. Clinique Cheek Pop in Ginger Pop, $40
With a sheer yet long-lasting formula, Clinique’s Cheek Pop is ideal for beginners to experiment with blushers. This light brownish-pink shade softly sculpts cheeks for those with fair to medium skin tones while adding a natural flush for those with olive skin tones. Best part? We love that it gives a satiny finish instead of a matte ones without any visible pearlised or shimmer pigments. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush in Snapdragon, $54
Best for adding warmth to washed out complexions, this vibrant coral blush contains finely-milled golden pigments to create that post-vacation glow. A little goes a long way for this blush so be sure to tap excess product off the brush before applying to avoid overdoing it. Guerlain Rose Aux Joues in 02 Chic Pink, $75
If you’re in the mood to be more adventurous, try this pink-brown shade. Perfect for those with cool or warm undertones, this subtly accentuates your cheekbones without making a dramatic statement. Wear this on your lids as well for an elegant, monochromatic look. Burberry Beauty Light Glow in 10 Hydrangea Pink Blush, $68
Great for those who want a pop of colour, this vibrant pink blush from Burberry Beauty lights up any complexion with just one sweep. Plus, it has one of the most finely-milled powders that feels like fine silk as it glides onto your skin and stays put all day long. Dior Rouge Blush in 047 Miss, $73
Inspired by Rouge Dior lipsticks, you can expect the Rouge Blush range to be comfortable to wear, long-lasting and effortless to apply. And if you’re looking to create a just-pinched effect, try 047 Miss. Whether you apply it as a sheer wash of colour on fair skin or layer on multiple layers for a bold pop of pigments on darker skin tones, this ultra-smooth blush blends seamless over skin to create your desired effect.