When it comes to blush, it's not so simple for us black women to simply grab any pink color off the shelves. We have to consider the undertones of our skin, which colors complement us best, and whether red is actually a feasible option. It's far too easy to wash out our complexion with those colors that boast a little too much white.
Sometimes we want more than just a bronzer, and we deserve it. A little color is needed. But a good blush for brown skin is hard to find. That's why we've found 15 blushes that perfectly complement our skin and are great for any season.
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Buxom Wanderlust Primer-Infused Blush in Goa ($22, Sephora)
Berry shades are ideal for our skin. For those with red undertones, this complements the cheekbone perfectly.
Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek in Rally ($24, Sephora)
Stick blush is amazing for on-the-go application. Just a light dab of this on the cheeks, as well as the lips, will immediately add dimension to the face.
NARS Blush in Desire ($30, Sephora)
Pinks can be a tough one for deeper skin tones, but with a little bit of this blush on the apples of the cheeks, that's a problem of the past. It gives the rosiness one desires without making the skin appear ashlike.
Glossier Cloud Paint in Haze ($18, Glossier)
Ask any blush aficionado their favorite, and we can almost guarantee that they'll mention Cloud Paint. Luckily, brown girls weren't left out in the production of this fan favorite. Haze is the berry that will warm up your cheeks without giving you that Grandma's blush effect.
Beauty Bakerie Cotton Candy Champagne Blush Palette ($38, Ulta)
Leave it to a black female-owned brand to create an entire palette of blushes perfect for us. This Beauty Bakerie quad gives you your summer coral along with your winter mauve all in one.
Juvia's Place The Saharan Vol. II Blush Palette ($18, Ulta)
This fiery set of six blushes will set both your cheeks and heart ablaze. If you've been looking for that perfect winter blush, now is your chance to try out half a dozen for under $20.
Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion in Peach ($30, Sephora)
If you thought the only powder Laura Mercier had perfected was its translucent powder, think again. This deep peach shade brings life to the face almost instantly.
Kevyn Aucoin The Neo-Blush in Grapevine ($38, Sephora)
A highlighter and blush all in one. With one sweep you can deepen you cheekbones as well as highlight the skin around it.
Iman Cosmetics Luxury Blushing Powder in Peace ($11, Iman Cosmetics)
Iman Cosmetics has long been creating those products that black women can rely on. This berry mauve blush is no different.
Black Radiance Artisan Color Baked Blush in Warm Berry ($5, Target)
If you like your blush with just the right amount of shimmer, this one is for you. Just one quick swipe and you'll be sold.
E.L.F. Blush Palette in Dark ($5, Target)
Four is always better than one. A day at the beach on top and a cozy day by the fireplace on the bottom.
Giorgio Armani Beauty A-Line Liquid Blush in Raspberry ($38, Sephora)
With this chic liquid blush, a little goes a long way. Put a bit on your finger and massage into the skin for a subtle yet dynamic transformation.
Shiseido Minimalist Whipped Powder Blush in Sayoko ($29, Sephora)
This blush goes on smooth and stays there all day. This whipped powder blush is where liquid and powder meet and make for an easy application.
NYX Cosmetics High Definition Blush in Tuscan ($6, Target)
You don't have to spend much for a wonderful wear-all-day blush. Complement your red undertones with this red blush for a sultry touch.