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How to Choose the Perfect Natural Blush for Your Skin Tone

Find your perfect natural blush according to your skin tone and learn how to apply blush according to your face shape.

Posted on July 3, 2017
Written by: 100% PUREÂŽ

Welcome to 100% PURE’s complete breakdown of natural blush. Who knew there could be so many beautiful shades, subtle sheens and natural formulas to choose from? We’ve rounded up every single natural blush we’ve formulated and snapped some serious eye candy pictures just for you. We’ll also teach you the most helpful tips and tricks for applying blush for your face shape; as with contouring and highlighting, there are pro tips for every face shape and ways to give yourself the perfect healthy glow. Ever wondered what your true perfect blush shade was? Well we’ve figured it out and pulled together a helpful chart to point you in the right direction based on your skin tone and undertones; we’ll match you to the perfect blush shade that’s tailor-made for you! Not all blush is created equal. Have you ever wondered What Gives Makeup its Color? It’s important to know exactly what is going on your skin, and blush is no exception.

Our amazing natural blush selection will help you get a healthy glow, minus the toxins or animal cruelty. All our blushes are 100% cruelty-free, so it’s a win-win. We’ve formulated our blushes with the finest ingredients, using natural fruit pigments from cocoa, pomegranates, peaches, and so many more delicious fruits. Take a peep to find your perfect natural blush.

Find the Perfect Blush Shade According to Your Skin Tone and Undertones

blush chart

Have you been on the hunt for your perfect blush shade, but felt like you never picked the right shade for your skin tone? We’ve pulled together this helpful natural blush guide to point you in the right direction. Undertones definitely play a key role in the quest for the “perfect” natural blush shade. Our blush is colored from fruit pigments to give you that wonderful healthy glow. There’s no need to sacrifice performance; our antioxidant and vitamin-rich blush formulas are long-lasting, and are created without chemicals or synthetic dyes.

Which blush is best for fair skin with warm undertones?

If you’re a fair tone, you’ll need to choose a blush that won’t overpower your light complexion. We’d recommend choosing a natural blush that has a cool or neutral undertone in a light pink base. You’ll want to stick to cool tones, especially if you are extremely pale, otherwise red undertones in the blush will make you look unnaturally red and blotchy.

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Which blush is best for medium skin with warm undertones?

If you’re a medium tone with warm undertones, you’ll want to stick with a blush that is a more neutral peach or slightly pink colored. This will create a more natural looking flush that will complement your warm undertones.

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Which blush is best for deep skin with warm undertones?

If you’re a deep skin tone with warm undertones, you’ll want to opt for melon tones that lean towards coral. This hue will give you a realistic flush that will compliment your beautiful brown visage.

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How to Apply Blush According to Your Face Shape

If you’ve already read and mastered How to Contour and Highlight with Makeup, it’s time to move on to Blush Application 101: Face Shape. We’ll be covering how to correctly apply blush according to your specific face shape. Not all faces are the same, so why would everyone apply blush with the same techniques? Read on for a few pro tips and helpful tricks on how to tell exactly which face shape you are, plus a quick guide on which tools will help you apply blush. Get the full breakdown below to get that healthy flush of color, naturally.

Round Face Shape

blush face shape chart: round

Key Features

  • No pointed features
  • Face is as long as it is wide
  • Rounded cheeks

How to Apply Blush to a Round Face Shape

Start by applying your natural blush to the apples of your cheeks with our Cruelty Free Blush Brush F20. Gently brush upward in a curved line until you hit your temple. Using our Cruelty Free Powder Brush F50, blend out the blush so there are no hard lines of color.

Rectangle Face Shape

blush face shape chart: rectangle

Key Features

  • Square jaw line
  • Face is longer than wide
  • Width of hairline and jaw even

How to Apply Blush to a Rectangle Face Shape

Start by applying your natural blush to the apples of your cheeks with our Cruelty Free Blush Brush F20. Gently brush upward in a curved line until you hit your temple. You’ll want to concentrate the focus on your cheeks to soften up your hard angles. Using our Cruelty Free Powder Brush F50, blend out the blush so there are no hard lines of color.

Oval Face Shape

blush face shape chart: oval

Key Features

  • No pointed features
  • Face is 1.5x longer than wide
  • Slightly upside-down egg shaped

How to Apply Blush to an Oval Face Shape

Start by applying your natural blush to the apples of your cheeks with our Cruelty Free Blush Brush F20 at a 45 degree angle. Gently brush parallel to the outer corner of your eyes and not temples. Figure out your line angle by using your brush handle. Gently place it at the outside corner of your eye, then align with the center of your top lip. Using our Cruelty Free Powder Brush F50, blend out the blush so there are no hard lines of color.

Heart Face Shape

blush face shape chart: heart

Key Features

  • Slightly pointed and narrow chin
  • Widow's Peak
  • Forehead is the widest part

How to Apply Blush to a Heart Face Shape

Start by applying your natural blush directly under your cheekbones with our Cruelty Free Blush Brush F20. If you’re having trouble finding out where your cheekbones are, gently suck in making a fish face to show the caved in areas of your face. Using our Cruelty Free Powder Brush F50, blend out the blush so there are no hard lines of color.

Oblong Face Shape

blush face shape chart: oblong

Key Features

  • Face is 2x longer than wide
  • No pointed features
  • Narrow Chin

How to Apply Blush to an Oblong Face Shape

Start by applying your natural blush directly on the apples of your cheek in a horizontal line with our Cruelty Free Blush Brush F20. Gently sweep the line towards your ears, helping to create a wider face. Using our Cruelty Free Powder Brush F50, blend out the blush so there are no hard lines of color.

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6 Natural Blush Tips That Will Change Your Makeup Game

PRO TIP 1: Shimmer with Caution

Shimmery blush is great for giving you a lovely luminous glow, but it can also magnify imperfections in your skin, such as pimples or large pores. If you have slightly more textured skin, avoid shimmery finishes and stick with matte formulas for best results.

PRO TIP 2: Know Your Skin Type

If you’re wondering what blush formula is best for your skin type, we recommend sticking to cream based formulas for drier skin and powder for oily skin. If you have normal skin then the world is your blush colored oyster.

PRO TIP 3: Multi-Task

Always on the go and trying to cut down on bag clutter? Pack a multitasking makeup product with our Lip & Cheek Tints. You’ll be able to use this product as a blush and lip color. Extra bonus points for trying it out as a light, sheer eyeshadow.

PRO TIP 4: Oily Skin

If you tend to be more on the oily side, apply our Bamboo Blur Powder on your cheeks before blush application. The bamboo silica will help keep you matte and your blush color lasting longer.

PRO TIP 5: Don’t Forget Primer

Never underestimate the power of primer. If you notice that your cheek color isn’t lasting towards the end of the day, start your makeup routine with a layer of Mattifying Primer or Luminous Primer to keep your healthy glow all day long.

PRO TIP 6: Lipstick as an Emergency Blush

If you forgot your natural blush all together, don’t worry, your natural lipstick will double as a handy rouge. Dab a little of your natural lipstick on your cheeks and blend lightly with your index finger. Don’t let it set too long without blending, or you’ll have clown vibe going on.

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Which makeup brush is best for applying blush?

It’s a crazy world out there when it comes to makeup brushes, and it can be difficult finding which one is the perfect blush brush. We’re all about quality over quantity, and can’t stress the importance of purchasing cruelty-free makeup brushes. Animals are wonderful to pet and love, not to use to apply makeup to our face. Besides the major downside of using animal fur, another con is that fur is porous, which can absorb (and harbor) bacteria from your skin even after multiple cleaning sessions. This can lead to unwanted breakouts and skin sensitivities.

100% PURE’s cruelty free makeup brushes are great alternatives because they’re made of taklon fibers. We’ll try not to toot our own horn too much, but did we mention the plastic is sourced from recycled water bottles? Score one for animals AND one for the Earth! The smooth bristles are designed without ridges or layers, for ideal blush application. We also designed the brushes to be non-absorbent, so they won’t store bacteria or old makeup inside the tiny bristles. Our cruelty free makeup brushes are antibacterial, too! When it comes to specific makeup brushes, we’d recommend having our Cruelty Free Blush Brush F20 and Cruelty Free Powder Brush F50 in your tool kit. The F20 is best for first application, followed by the F50 to blend out the pigment for a luminous glow.

Are you just starting out in the exciting world of natural makeup? We’ve compiled a few helpful guides to get you on your way to being a makeup pro. If you’re trying to find your perfect lipstick shade for your skintone, check out our Lipstick Guide. Stumped on how to choose the best natural foundation? We’ve got you covered. Are you ready to hop on the #browgoals train and whip your peepers into shape? You’ll need our quick and easy fixes for the most common eyebrow problems to help whatever eyebrow status you’re starting with. Stay tuned for more helpful makeup guides all summer long.

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