What kind of blush colors don't pique your interest?

I love that they exist for others, but I don’t reach for less traditional shades of blush, like green or blue or full-on purple. I’ve found that while I love that they exist, really bright, intense blush shades (in any color)–like red–are always more work than I want to put in.

— Christine
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Peach, coral, apricot or brown blushes. They either look unnatural against my skin’s pink undertones or (in the case of brown toned blushes) they make me look drawn and sort of sickly.

Vivid blush or non traditional colors. I’m too pale and don’t have the aesthetic to pull off. Plus with my job, it wouldn’t be appropriate

I do not wear brights either, even layered over bronzer at this point. I look best with nudes or more muted shades of blush. I do not do unconventional. If I want something different, I will layer one of the crazier shades of h/l I have over blush. I have kept the ABH Winter Solstice, the only one of its ilk still remaining in my coffers.

I also really hate coral blushes. Sorry coral blush fans. It’s usually more about the chroma, but in general, I do not find them flattering in the least.

Anything that doesn’t work with my skin’s undertone, overtone or depth. This would include pastel or light anything, neon bubblegum pink, orange, fuchsia, anything unnatural (although I DO wear UD Bittersweet, so purple can work). I usually avoid anything too yellow toned, also, because it can make me look very sallow. Too cool can make me look green.

Not a fan of tans or deeper beiges on my skintone… they make my cheeks look dirty. I even prefer my bronzer to have a little bit of a pink undertone. It’s what looks most natural on my skin.

Anything orangey, blue based pink, fuchsia or lavender (and wild or bright colors like you mentioned.). I have to watch peach blush and how it oxidizes in case it starts pulling orange.. I can do reds with a light application, mauve in the winter and bronze mauve in the summer. I like to use my bronzer closer to the back of my face and then blush to front and blend together. I never apply slush with a heavy hand.

I’m not one to get excited about blush colors, but reds and browns (like in brown-browns, not contour or bronzing shades) are the ones I don’t like, maybe also bubble gum / Barbie pinks.
And unusual colors like green or blue, as you mention, off course.

Pink blush makes me look washed out. I need more of a peachy/coral shade, but not orange. I’m not drawn to any unusual shades of blush, either.

I have found the less eye shadow I use the more I need blush. I cannot use bright colors nor white based pastel blushes most pinks orange purple or browns don’t work. I’ve stuck with MAC blushes for the most part loving melba the best with sunbasque coppertone and Fluer power. I just bought Lovejoy and I will get warm sun. Patrick Ta is the only blush I’ve purchased From another brand besides the iconic orgasm

There are very few shades of blush I don’t like. However, because I’m so light-skinned, I’m not interested in very dark or bright shades that I can’t sheer out. I’m also not interested in shades that don’t look good on me: Brown (unless it has a rosy tone to it), bronze, dark copper, maroon, very cool-toned darker purples (they can wash me out), or extremely yellow based (they make me look jaundiced).

I am intrigued by unconventional cheek colors, so they pique my interest in that respect. I don’t usually seriously consider buying them because they can be tricky for me to make look good, and I’d rather have unconventional colors as highlighters than blushes.

I like pretty much any shade, so long as it’s not very saturated or bright. Vivid shades just don’t look great on me unless I go in with a really light hand. Oh, and pastels. Those look awfully chalky on my skin tone.

I don’t need any more blushes anyway ha ha, but I don’t usually care for most pinks (i.e. most blushes?) or more orangey shades. Pinks are boring to me unless they’re very bright or more nude-toned, and copper/terracotta/peach (again, unless they’re toned down with beige-brown or vibrant enough to be weird) don’t really seem to suit me.
Basically, I don’t want anything too pink or too orange, unless it’s SUPER pink or OUTRAGEOUSLY orange.

Extremely cool toned like lavender or blue purple tones are off-putting against my neutral-warmer skin tone, nor unconventional blushes. I want colors that can work in all settings with all lipsticks I own at every occasion.

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