What blush color do you want to wear but rarely do?

I love orange and red blush, but I love eye makeup more and tend to go heavy enough on eyes that orange/red blush doesn’t pair well with what I’ve done on the eyes!

— Christine
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I guess because, as with lip colour, I actually WANT to wear cheek colours that flatter and look good on me, there really isn’t a blush shade I “want” to wear but can’t. I wear and want to wear the shades that suit my skin tone so I avoid brown blush and peachy/coral/orange blush because those shades just look ridiculous on me (same goes with nude lip colours….I didn’t bother answering in the similar question about lipsticks because I’m sure everyone has heard my “nude lip” many times over)

I felt like you did about constantly repeating the same products. I am sure that regular readers got tired of reading that I love my Chosungah foundation or my EA Red Door Red lipstick. However, after thinking about it I realized that there are always new people joining the blog and most probably aren’t going to go back and read the entire catalog of products, questions and answers and one of them may benefit from our responses regardless of them being repetitive. Just a thought.
Also, I feel you on the nude lipstick train. I see all of these beautiful nude lipsticks on other people and am always envious that they can pull it off. I don’t know whether it is my strongly pigmented lips (I suspect that is the bulk of the issue) or whether it is that I am so fair that nude lips make me look dead. Back in the 60’s and 70’s, I am sure you remember the foundation lips. I would completely block out my lips with foundation and then apply a little gloss and that was my lipstick of the day. I looked hideous but I thought I was really rocking the trend. Now, I think about trying to block out of natural lip colour with foundation and then going in with a nude lip but then I would have to carry foundation around with me all day to touch up. Just not that big of a deal with me. When I look at my Instagram pictures I am always wearing a deep lip colour. It gets boring after awhile so I am always hunting for new deeper reds, berries and plums. That is my excuse for why I have a hundred lipsticks all in the same family, LOL!

I wish I could pull off a cooler pink without it making me look weird. More neutral/warmer blushes tend to suit my skin tone better.

I like orange blush like Becca tangerine and plum blush like nars sin but donโ€™t get to wear them often. Rarely ever. I get ahead of myself with eyes. Actually that would make for a good article……eye looks and lip color to match those not always wearable blushes like orange, red, and plum.

I love a lilac/purple blush but it always just looks like a big bruise on me. The only way I can kind of get away with wearing it is to mix it with a strong pink but the pink takes over the lilac/purple so what’s the point.

Red: It’s bright enough that it takes center stage on my pale skin. I can only wear red if I go very minimalist with the eye makeup and red lips (i.e. a “Snow White” look).

Cool, blue-based violet w/o a hint of pink: I always love how it looks in the pan or jar, but I’m so pale, it makes me look dead if there’s no pink in it. I have to be very careful what I wear with it. Unless super-pale, dead-girl goth is the look I’m going for at the time.

Yellow: I really want to wear yellow blush (or eyeshadow) high on my cheeks and wrapped around my temples. I love it on editorial looks, but it’s not flattering on me, and I can’t pinpoint why. Yellow eyeshadows and lippies look fine with my skin tone. Maybe I just haven’t found the right shade or finish…IDK.

Reds! I have NARS exhibit – itโ€™s such a beautiful bold color but I hate looking too ruddy. MACโ€™s make you mine is such a stunning shade and a lot more subdued than exhibit A but I still look too ruddy for my taste.

Lavender! I am light-medium to medium yellow it looks awful on me. But I do use the one I have to layer over other blushes to give a purplish tint.

Pink! I have a few of them but I tend to reach for mauve and peach. I need to make an effort to do more looks that will pair with a pink blush this year ๐Ÿ™‚

Purple! I LOVE my UD Bittersweet blush so much, and I do love how it looks on me. The only reason why it doesn’t get used as often as I’d like is that my closet needs more purples, lavender and plum in it. Or at least for me to get around to popping a load of mine into the washer a bit more often, lol!

I wish I could pull off an orange blush. I do use a couple of what I consider orange blushes but I always pair them with something else that will tone the “orangey” shade down.

I don’t worry much about the depth of pigment when using very strongly pigmented blushes because I always swirl my blush off on my wrist and take most of the initial pigmentation down a bit before going to my cheeks and I find that I can wear a lot of strong blushes even though I have gone for a bright lip or deeper eye look. It works for me anyway.

I think you can wear any color you want, but just have to moderate how heavily you wear it. Red is a classic color, that is why Nars Exhibit A is a cult favorite. It looks good on everyone, but you have to use a light hand if you’re fair. So I really don’t have any color I won’t wear, really, although I do tend to favor certain looks more than others.

In general, I prefer eye shadow to blush. I have the basic colors. In addition, I avoid pure red bc I have mild rosacea and don’t want to emphasize any redness. I can do the reds that lean toward berries.

I just wear peachy blushes because they work well with my complexion shade and allow my eyeshadow and lipstick to be the dominant colour look on my face. I like the blush to have a soft matte finish and be subtle.
So I can’t wear pinks, plums, bronzy/brown shades at all.
I really don’t want to wear any other colour.

Orange, I have a beautiful one that I can wear by BlackUp, so I do. But not as often as I’d like because it doesn’t always work with my eye color schemes.

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