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

Deeper blush shades, like berry, red or burgundy, I tend to skip if I’m not testing something in that shade family. If I’m picking by personal preference, I go for more medium colors! But I love the way deeper shades look in the pan, haha!

— Christine
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Shades like the one you put up with the Facebook link to this question! Vivid, intense fuchsias and pinks of that sort. Those look so beautiful and cheerful! I do have CP Pie, but barely wear it much.
Intense orange looks beautiful in the pan, but whenever I’ve attempted to wear them, I look seriously I’ll and jaundiced. So, about as close as I get is CP Quarters or MAC Spring Flock. Each has enough “something else” to it.

Red to do a snow white-esque look. Too afraid to try. Also I bought a makeup revolution palette. Colors are crazy pigmented. It just sits there bc I don’t know how to wear the blush…just yet. I haven’t had it that long so I’m still pondering how I’ll use it:)

I’d love to try a vibrant red blush as a bronzer (I burn vs. tan, so red would work for me) but practicality turns me towards light-to-medium shades. I’d also like to try vibrant shades but only if I can try them first.

Red blush looks pretty in the pan, but it can look overwhelming, so I prefer pinks and berries, even if I’m wearing red lipstick

Red! I think red blush can look amazing, but I really have to work on my base to hide the redness on my cheeks, otherwise it emphasizes it pretty badly.

Any blushes with pearl or shimmer – I like the way they look in the pan but I prefer to do a satin blush and add minimal highlighter instead.

Same here: I love how they look and swatch and look on younger people but for myself I think: ahah, no. I prefer satin, matte or sem-matte blushes. (With in deed a highlighter to top them off.)

Medium/deep plummy blushes! They look so gorgeous when swatched but I’m afraid I can’t pull them off with my pale-to-light skin 🙁

I just love how plum blushes look on my skin in the winter when i’m about a nc 20. I pull a lot more neutral in the cold months. You should definatly try it. Just for referance MAC Flirt and tease is my favorite blush like that. It looks dead scary in the pan but trust me it is GORGEOUS. Too bad it got DC… But there are good alternatives.

Same – I have a couple of the Sleek Blush by 3 palettes, and between the Flame, Pink Sprint, and Sugar palettes, there are some SERIOUS deep/bright colors. I don’t regret buying them – they are so gorgeous and it’s nice to have the option, but on a normal basis it’s a lot of work to be super careful and risk overdoing it. I usually reach for medium or even sheer buildable brushes… I’ve never been accused of being light-handed so it’s safer that way, ha!

I’ve got two blushes from Sephora that are a neon pink and neon orange/coral. They look frightening in the pan but are beautiful and fresh when applied with a light hand. I always forget about how wearable they are.

Oh, and I’m on a hunt for a red blush. I want to try one but I’m not sure would I wear it a second time. It’s not a typical drugstore shade that I could try and toss.
I also loved how that yellow Suratt blush looked on you but they are not available in my country (and up in price). Duping it with a yellow eyeshadow might be tricky, not many yellow shades out there.

NYX has an eyeshadow line called Primal Colors which are essentially really buttery, intensely pigmented bright powders and they make both a red and yellow shade that would work as blush so long as you use a light hand! They’re only $4.99 at Ulta (if there is one near you). NYX also has a red cream blush but I feel that might be a little trickier to work with and not as multi-purpose as the powder.

Red. I like it, and it even looks good on me (when applied properly), but it’s tricky to apply on me to look great! It needs to lean slightly blue, because neutral pinks and reds tend to look warm in contrast to my very cool undertones, and warm colors tend to look odd on my cheeks. I have to apply enough that it can be seen, but not enough to be obvious or stand out, and it has to be blended expertly. And it has to be carefully coordinated with colors used on eyes and lips — eyes aren’t too difficult, just stick to greys or cool browns — but lips are tough, because red cheeks + red lips can be too much, and most “nude” lip colors make me look sick/dead. However, with all the grey and taupe lipsticks that have come out recently, I really should be able to wear red blush more often!

Pale beige-like colors. They make me look like death. I always have to add a pop of color to them, usually a peachy shade to keep it light and not look like I am going for the clown look.

Corals for me! I adore corals on others but on me they tend to be the only color family that imparts a sunburnt look. I tend towards deep colors (berries and plums), classic rouge shades, pinks, and purples of all kinds (lilac, lavender, brights, etc).

Any shade that looks like more rosacea. I tend to use blushes that mute that color. On good skin days, I can get away with more but anything super deep purple, berry, or red, often look like it so much that it’s hard for me to accept it even then. I know I’m not in a flare but it look like it is. People say I look great in those colors and I know I do, it’s just how I see myself when I’m in them is hard to separate it out.

I really love the look of coral blushes but just can’t pull them off. It is the same with the lipsticks as mentioned yesterday. I tend to lean towards berries and plums.

Red and cool purple. I’m too pale too pull off straight up red, though I can get away with Sleek Pinktini (fuchsia-leaning red) for a Snow White look. Cool purple blushes usually end up looking like bruises on me. I wish I could figure out a way to pull them off. The closest I can get is UD Bittersweet.

I bought the Bare Minerals The Regal Wardrobe this last Christmas. You also reviewed it! The blush called The Love Letter is so super pretty, but for some reason looks bruise on me and I feel is tricky to wear. How come it looks like a bruise on me? I still wear it sometimes anyways.

I like how cool pink tone blush looks on my fair skin tone, but I’m usually more drawned to neutral earthy tone blushes like MAC Gingerly , Laura Mercie Spiced Cider ,and Benefit Dallas .

I love the look of cool toned blush esp light purples/lilac types but they don’t look that good on me, but occasionally I will wear one?

I absolutely stay away from any red’s, purple’s, orange’s and any beige’s! I do love pink’s and light coral colors. I definitely want to try to mix a purple with a lighter shade of pink’s and light coral’s. Just to take some of the “pow” away from the blushes I feel that absolutely will not look good on me. “* But always put your lipstick color on first. In my opinion, this helps you not over blush yourself. ** ?

Purple!
I remember watching a Marlena video a few years ago where she was saying how you should wear cool blusher with warm shadows & vice versa… Well I tried it out a few times & it just wasn’t a good look on me.
I might be too pale for the purple though too (NC-15/light w/neutral undertones but a little red on my cheek area).
I tried it w/a neutral eye & it looked better, but I still don’t have a good, light purple one to go to.

* very attracted to UD’s Bittersweet, but not sure if I could pull it off…
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I just cannot wear anything peachy, coral or apricot. These colors look dreadful on me. I end up avoiding a lot of the full-face palettes because so often the blush is one of these colors.

my clinique cola pop blush! it’s soooooo stinkin pretty but i feel i can only wear it in the fall and winter. it’s probably the only product that i designate for a certain time of the year

Lilac/lavender shades for sure. I’ve seen so many people pull it off, but my medium olive skin just seems like it would look jaundiced with such a cool tone. But maybe there’s one out there for me!

I like to look at corals in the pan and I really love them on other people but my skin runs too sallow and I usually have too much oxidation for them to ever look very nice on me, even if I color correct a bunch. Hello pink every summer, nice to see you yet {again}, 😀

Unfortunately for my bank account, I seldom deny myself of any desired makeup or skin care product. I am learning though. Deeper colors do give me pause though.

Weirdly, I struggle to go with a neutral blush (like a beige). It looks so good on some folks and I feel it would be a good option when I have a lot going on with my eye make up.
I just don’t seem to like it. Maybe cause I’m so pale the shades that are light enough not to look muddy or orange just don’t add much?

Blue! I love it with a black or a blue lip, but sometimes I forget I have it because it’s a loose powder. If there’s a thing I forget about it’s loose powders. :/

I’d love to try a deep berry or burgundy blush but have yet to. I have only ever really used a baby pink or variation of that as it suits everyone.

I have a few shades that are similar, but Colourpop’s Santos is my faaave color that I never wear. I feel like it needs a pretty bold look (it really doesn’t, but in my head it does)

I’d love to wear berry shades more because they look so pretty in the pan, but I have natural redness in my cheeks an I feel like berry tones only emphasize on it more, maybe a super full coverage foundation would help…

Tan blushes in all shades possible: beiges, browns, bronzer as blush… They wash me out very badly. I’m light to medium skintone with neutral undertones and this kind of blushes make me look monochromatic or even dirty if they are too dark. I need something with color in my cheeks, like pinks, berries or corals to brighten my complexión.

I like the idea of red blush, but I just don’t like how it looks against my skin when I actually put it on. It makes me feel clownish, so I usually opt for red lips instead.

Pale/baby pink. It’s not complementary to my deep skintone or the unconventional eye and lip colors I wear, but it looks sooooooo pretty in packaging.

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