Healthy skin has a natural rosy glow, regardless of skin tone. Unfortunately,
factors in the environment, health care issues and skin care concerns can rob the skin of its natural glow and leave it looking dull and pale. Applying foundation can help to correct many skin care problems and irregularities in skin tone, but it can also cover up the natural tinge of color on the cheeks and leave a woman looking washed out. Fortunately, you can enhance the color of your complexion and boost your natural glow with the right blush, and you'll find the perfect blush for your makeup looks in our collection at drugstore.com.
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Blush is a color cosmetic designed specifically for the face. When swept over the cheekbones, blush makes the skin appear healthier and accentuates the natural arch of a woman's bone structure. Traditional blush products are powders that provide subtle color and are easy to blend. You can also find cream-based blushes that have more vibrant hues that stand out more prominently. Liquid blushes also produce very noticeable results and are often applied with the fingertips for easy blending.
Powdered blush formulas typically come in a compact that includes a blush brush. Individual blush brushes with longer handles and larger heads can also be purchased for contouring the cheeks. Some blushes come packaged with a bronzer, a cosmetic that is used to produce darker shadows and contours on the complexion. With these blush duos, the lighter blush is swept over the cheekbones and the bronzer is used below them. Blush may also be sold with highlighter, a very light powder makeup that is used to brighten the complexion and is applied above the cheekbones. You can even find blushes sold in trios with both bronzer and highlighter in one handy compact.
The key to getting the most beautiful results possible with blush is selecting a hue that complements your skin tone. Cool colors like pinks and burgundies will bring out blue, pink and lavender undertones for women of all skin colors. Warmer hues like coral and taupe are suited for ladies who have gold, orange or peach tones in their complexions.
As you compare blush colors, you should also pay attention to the darkness of the hue. The lighter your complexion, the lighter your blush color should be to get natural-looking results. You should also take into consideration what eye and lip colors you'll be using, going for bolder blush for more natural eyes and lips and lighter blush if you plan to go for a dramatic mouth or eye look.
Whether you're looking for a soft, natural blush or a bold color to add glamor, you'll find the ideal products to complete your makeup collection in our blush department at drugstore.com. We have a wide selection of powder, liquid and cream-based blushes as well as blush compacts that combine bronzers and highlighters with gorgeous cheek colors. You can view all of our blushes beginning on this page or use the links at the left to refine your search.