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January 2, 2015

Revealed: The Secret To Selecting The Correct Color Of Blush

Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored post on behalf of Paula Dorf.
Views expressed were not influenced in anyway. 

Revealed: The Secret To Selecting The Correct Color Of Blush, By Barbie's Beauty Bits

Blush can either make or break a look. Do it wrong and you could look like bozo the clown, but if you do it right, you’ll be the hit...of the night. There is a trick to applying blush, and more importantly, to selecting the correct color. Choosing the right color blush similar to foundations or lipstick is determined based on your skin tone. So what colors look great on what skin tone? There are 3 skin tone types that I will be discussing, light, medium and dark.

In addition to revealing what colors best suit you, I am also going to give you a blushing bonus so that you can start right away with the correct color!  For this blush series, I have partnered up with Paula Dorf cosmetics once again. And all of my readers are going to get 20% off of any Paula Dorf's Cheek Color purchase. Just use code CHEEK at checkout.

Before I get into what shades looks best on what skin tones, I'd like to share with you a bit on Paula Dorf's Blushes. The line has 9 shades, which have a soft translucent natural glow and extraordinary staying power. With 9 options you will have no problem finding the right color for you!

Light Skin Tone: If this is you, it is important to remember lighter is better. But not too light as you don’t want to wash yourself out.

Colors: Pale Pink or Peach.

Medium Skin Tone: Most women fall into this category.

Colors: Mauve, Deep Peaches, Apricots. Medium and Rosey Pink.

Dark Skin Tone: With this skin tone, you want to make sure that you choose a color that will show up and show off your features. You don't want to mute your skin with a color that is too light.

Colors: Dark Mauve, Plum, Gold, Brick, and Orange Shades.

How To Apply: Once you've determined your pigment, you can now define the color on your cheeks making your cheekbones pop, and showing off you beautiful features. Simply smile and with an angled brush, apply to the apples your cheek. Sweep it in an upward motion towards your temples. Important, you want to make sure that you do not have any excess product on your brush! To ensure this, tap the blush brush before use. This will clear any unwanted product, enabling a perfect application!

So there you have it, the secret to selecting the correct color of blush. And don't forget to use the code CHEEK to get your 20% off, your cheeks will love you for it.



  1. This was really interesting to read. I don't wear makeup, but I always wondered how ladies chose a color to wear.

  2. I love all blog about beauty and this one was very informative. I love the video on how to apply

  3. Hi there! Visiting from an Alexa thread from! This a great post...I never really put much though into what blushes I buy. I just make an estimated guess as to which colour looks good on me! I LOVE peach-tone colours for summer but I can never seem to find the perfect one for my skin tone (which is olive).

  4. Finally, someone has started to talk about it - thank you! I think this is something every girls who love make ups should truly know about!

  5. I've never used blush but my mom used to wear it. I'll have to see how it looks on me. Thanks for the tips.

  6. Thanks for all the tips, I am completely clueless when it comes to makeup!

  7. This is great to know. I seriously wear make up like once a year, so I know nothing about choosing new colors. Posts like this are very helpful!

  8. I always use light pink or peaches, I am very pale. Thanks for the great information. I love my blush!

  9. Ahhhhhh such a great post!! I lobe a good blush!!! I can look pail at times and blush literally saves me ;-)

  10. What a great post! I typically choose what looks appealing to me and go from there,most of the time it doesn't look amazing on me but is just so pretty by itself. This is great info!

  11. I've worn blush only a couple times in my life, once I applied it myself, and like you said I looked like Bozo the clown, and another time I had my make-up perfessionally done, it was my wedding and I looked amazing. So it does prove you should know what you are doing when applying blush. I've tried the fish face look when doing it along the jaw line, but I think I put too much on.

  12. Great tips for choosing the right blush! The wrong color can definitely be unflattering.

  13. This is great information. I don't wear blush much but when I do I try to blend it in with my skin tone.

  14. Thanks for the tips. Blush is always hard to pick out. I usually do go for the lighter pinks since I am pale.

  15. Great tips on make up!! I am still clueless when it come to make up, I normally only wear it for company formal events.

  16. This is an awesome post indeed to select the correct color blush.. I have not tried Paula Dorf's products before but the blushes sound amazing. I love that there is 9 different colors to choose from for your perfect color. Thanks for sharing.


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