Blush should add a hint of color and glow to your cheeks, but when your skin is the color of porcelain, finding one that actually does this is not easy.
- I’m often asked for recommendations for blushes, and I thought I’d put together an updated, three-part series on blushes for fair, medium, and dark skin tones (I’ve done this at least once before). I’d love for you to share your favorites for your skin tone as well 🙂 The more suggestions, the better!
- 10 best blushes for fair skin: 1.Milani Baked Blush Milani Baked Powder Blush, Agudo Richly pigmented and very buildable, the beautiful matte and shimmery shades of Baked Rose are the perfect cheeky take of color for every complexion.
Most blushes end up appearing too orange or dominating your face, and after a few bad experiences, many people end up avoiding the product completely.
It’s such a shame because blush is a wonderful way to brighten up your look!
That being said, not all blushes are created equal, and the last thing you want is a formula that’s going to end up streaking and smearing or a non-blendable version that leaves you with clown cheeks. Fear not, the blushes below—a mix of silky powders, blendable creams, and more— are the best of the best. Since then, I’ve tried blushes from several different brands, but MAC still makes most of my favorites simply because they have an amazing color selection. Plus, the formula is pigmented, blendable, and applies smoothly on the skin. These 5 MAC blushes are my favorites, but they definitely have loads more that are perfect for medium skin! First up first, in this article, we focus mainly on pinky blushes, suitable for fair skin with pink undertones. Either you look for a soft, pale pink, or a bit more pigmented, matte, or highlighted finish, this is the right place to pick the perfect match for you. Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Blush.
In our guide, we will show you which colors work well for snow-white complexion and help you understand how to choose the best blush for fair skin the right way.
Top 10 Blushes for Fair Skin Table
|Picture||Name||Suggested Color||Price||Rating (1-5)|
|1. Mineral Fusion Blush, Creation, .1 Ounce||Creation||$$||4.4|
|2. Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips All-In-1 Custom Nude Palette For Face & Eyes||Nude Palette||$||4.4|
|3. Smashbox O-glow Intuitive Cheek Color, Sheer Rosy Pink, 0.5 Ounce||Sheer Rosy Pink||$$$||4.4|
|4. Milani Rose Powder Blush, Tea Rose, 0.60 Ounce||Tea Rose||$||4.3|
|5. jane iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain||Forever Pink||$$$||4.2|
|6. e.l.f. Blush, Peachy Keen, 0.168 Ounce||Peachy Keen||$||4.2|
|7. Coastal Scents 10 Color Blush Palette (PL-012)||10-Color Palette||$||4.1|
|8. Maybelline New York Fit Me! Blush, Medium Nude, 0.16 Ounce||Medium Nude||$||4.0|
|9. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Exposed 0.2 oz by Tarte Cosmetics||Exposed||$$$$||3.9|
|10. RMS Beauty - Lip2Cheek Smile, 0.15 oz.||Smile||$$$$||3.8|
Determine Your Undertone First
If you haven’t been purchasing blushes based on your undertone, then you should be!
So many people out there choose colors that are wrong for their complexion because they don’t bother to determine what their undertone is, so while we do provide you with a list of the best blush for fair skin, you might need a different shade than the one we have suggested.
Keep in mind that all of the products come in different shades, so you can compare them to find one that matches.
- Fair Skin/Pink Undertones. Rose pinks and pale pinks will help brighten your look without dominating your cheeks and face.
- Fair Skin/Yellow Undertones. Stick with peachy tones that will help balance the orange and yellow while give you a natural flushed look.
What About the Season and the Occasion?
You also need to consider the season when comparing blushes. What works in the winter isn’t going to do much for you in the summer, and vice versa.
In the winter, you might consider going with plum shades if you want to achieve a more dramatic evening look. Aim for sheer blush rather than a thick, high-pigmented product that will overdo it.
For the summer, peachy colors will work well, and a bit of shimmer will help give you a warm, summery glow (great if you hate sunbathing but still want to look like you don’t).
Don’t Forget About Lip Stains & Palettes
Best Mac Blushes For Fair Skin
Lip stains – while intended for the lips – are often a great way to add some color to your cheeks, as well.
Products like the jane iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain or RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek were formulated for use on both the lips and the cheeks, and we all appreciate having a multi-functional product in the makeup bag.
Palettes should also be mentioned, as the more options you have at your fingertips, the more custom colors you can blend based on your mood, the season and the occasion.
One of our top picks for the budget-conscious shopper is the Coastal Scents Blush Palette. They provide you with 10 different shades of pink, making it easy to use them individually or mix them to create something unique.
Top 3 Best Blush for Fair Skin Reviews
Out of all the products we tried, these three stood out above the rest.
Naturally, we all have different preferences and expectations from our makeup products, so if you don’t find any of them to your liking, be sure to check out the other seven options on our list.
1. Mineral Fusion Blush, Creation
This rose-colored blush from Mineral Fusion is absolutely dreamy, and those of you who are interested in using a quality product will appreciate the natural ingredients in the formula.
There are no parabens or phthalates; it is free of gluten, artificial colors, fragrances, and talc; and it is gluten-free. They’ve used a mixture of White Tea, Red Tea, and Sea Kelp along with Vitamins C and E to help keep your skin youthful.
If you have pink undertones and you want something that will give you a natural flush to your cheeks, try this one!
We should also mention that it is cruelty-free; just one more reason to love it!
2. Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips All-In-1
Top Mac Blushes For Fair Skin
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips palette has something for every undertone. Whether you’re looking to create a sheer, natural glow for your pink undertones or if you would like something that will compliment your yellow undertones in the summer, this palette allows you to achieve it all.
Keep in mind that these are shimmery, so we consider it to be the best blush for fair skin in the summertime or when you need to highlight.
The brand is known for being quite skin-friendly in the drugstore category, so you don’t have to worry about any parabens in the formula. It is non-comedogenic and also gluten free just like the Mineral Fusion Blush.
3. Smashbox O-glow Intuitive Cheek Color
Smashbox has perhaps one of the most unique blushes on the list since it comes in a tube and goes on as a sheer gel. This particular one is in the Sheer Rosy Pink color, and it looks gorgeous on pale skin.
The price is a bit higher due to the ingredients they used in it, including Goji Berry-C Complex, ginkgo biloba, and pomegranate seeds.
The product goes on quite thick, and you don’t need very much of it since a little will go a long way. It is easy to work into the skin and ends up feeling more like a stain. If you’ve never tried a stain, then be prepared for a little culture shock!
The finish is quite natural – it seems to have just enough pigmentation to be noticeable without overdoing it, which is what many want when they’re going for a natural look.
Best Mac Blushes For Dark Indian Skin
Ever since I started doing these Top 10 Lists (I’ve put it in my menu bar now), this has to be the MOST requested post. Mac makes 100s of blushes and its easy to get blinded by those bright candy pink colours that we over look the subtle shades which are exactly the shades that work for us everyday (happens a lot with me!). Ofcourse I don’t own all these shades but a quarter. The rest I searched in the vanity boxes of my friends and cousins. And lastly took notes from Temptalia and Makeupgeek. So here is THE list!
1. Mac Gingerly Blush:
Its a warm terracotta Mac blush with peach tones. It adds warmth to your skin. When I had a chat session once, I asked him for his favourite blush for Indian skin and he recommended this! Yes do you need any more testimonials?
2. Mac Peaches Blush:
Mac Peaches is well…..peach! Its a happy warm peach that goes with all your coral and orange lipsticks. But you have to layer it to build up the pigmentation. Also is shows up better on fair to medium skin. I don’t think its pigmented enough to show up on darker skin tones. But for others, its one the best peach blushes from Mac!
3. Mac Melba Blush:
Its a brown peach blush. More of a very warm peach although it looks brown in the pan. It has enough yellow which our Indian skin needs but with a little hint of peach which translates to a natural flush. Most of us Indians don’t blush in pink but brown peach.
4. Mac Mocha Blush:
Its an earthy warm mauve blush. More brown then mauve. You get what I mean? Its like Melba but you replace the peach with mauve. There! Now I know I really make sense. Alright alright! Bottom line: it suits us Indians and works well as a matte warm everyday blush.
5. Mac Springsheen Blush:
Now we have a blush which doubles up as a highlighter. Mac Springsheen is a mix of rose and coral with a hint of golden shimmer. The shimmer isn’t much but gives a nice coral sheen as the name suggests. Its one of those shades you must have for late night outs.
6. Mac Dollymix Blush:
What do you think of when you hear doll? I think of pinks and bows. Which is exactly what this blush colour is about. This is a shimmery rose pink blush. Its one of those blushes which work really well for Indian weddings and functions where we are always dragged to meet and get crushed by a 100 punjabi aunties.
7. Mac Ambering Rose Blush:
Mac describes it as a “muted rose” shade. Excuse me! Its a rose gold brown with tiny little gold flecks. The shimmer is quite visible when you apply it which in turns gives a bronze glow. You know as they say “excess of everything is bad”. It hold true in this case. Apply it with a feather touch and it will make you look like a sun kissed
goddess starlet. Go overboard and you end up looking like a disco light!
8. Mac Pinch Me Blush:
Its a dirty rose coral which in my opinion works best on darker skin tones. It may end up looking a little muddy on fair skin. Since it is sheertone, it is a little weak in the pigmentation department like Mac Peaches. So you need to layer it a bit. But once it shows up, you fall in love with the warm flush.
9. Mac Frankly Scarlet Blush:
Who’s bored of pinks and browns and corals? Meeee! We Indians are not about only everyday safe blushes. Once in a while we like to venture out in the dangerous category just to have some fun…..and colour. In the pan it looks christmas red. But hey looks can deceive. It translates to a soft rose red on cheeks. Its the kind of flush you get in cold Delhi weather. Every girls needs a red blush….even just to look at.
10. Mac Well Dressed Blush:
Okay enough of warm blushes! Who says Indians need to have warm blushes? Okay they work well with our yellow skin tone. But if you have ever tried the warm rule then you know cool toned blush work as instant pick me up shades. They add a pop of colour which makes you look awake and bright. Well Dressed is a satin dirty mauve pink blush with cool tones. The colour is sheer so its perfect for days when you don’t want an obvious colour on your cheeks but still need to look bright.
Price: All Mac blushes are priced at Rs.1350. I highly suggest you get them without the pan because that way they come out cheaper and you can make your own blush palette. Get one those magnetic Z palettes from ebay.
Also recommended for you:
PS – Could my internet speed be any slower? I wanna kick the mtnl guys!