We may call it rouge, but there are far less red-hued blushes on the marketplace, though luckily, we have some and many of the permanent ones are fantastic. Here are three warmer and three cooler takes on red blush. When working with deeper or more richly pigmented shades, my best tip is to use a fan brush, which will allow you to build up the color and intensity slowly and easily. Also, it’s nice to have a buffing brush on hand, or if you use liquid foundation, use the residual product left on the brush to tamp down over-applied blush.
- Clinique Cola Pop — A Warm Red with a Luminous finish.
- NARS Taos — A Warm Red with a Pearl finish.
- Kevyn Aucoin Fira — A Warm Orange with a Satin finish.
- Surratt Beauty Rougeur — A Cool Red with a Satin finish.
- MAC Frankly Scarlet — A Warm Red with a Semi-Matte finish.
- Urban Decay Quiver — A Cool Red with a Satin finish.
Kevyn Aucoin The Legacy Palette
This palette by Kevyn Aucoin Beauty includes everything you need to sculpt, highlight and define your face, eyes and brows. Designed to work on all skin tones, this full-size collection of 12 classic eyeshadows, The Celestial Powder (which adds a subtle light to your skin) and The Sculpting Powder (which creates the perfect shadow with its effortless combination of brown, red and grey pigments) glide effortlessly onto your skin.
For our last of fall favorites, here’s a look at some of my top picks for all things berry-hued (which tend to be lip and cheek oriented, as you may notice below).
- Kevyn Aucoin Neolita — a warmer, reddish berry
- NARS Vivien — a muted, rosy berry
- Urban Decay Venom — a shimmering berry
- Laura Geller Plumberry — a luminous fuchsia berry
- Kat Von D Bauhau5 — a bright, berry-pink with a flat matte finish