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There are personal preferences, and there are some favorite choices, but your skin type is the best decision-maker for which type shall suit you the best. The right one shall be effective and more suitable organically. There are various choices, from liquids to gels and creams. Let's check more about them.
Weather conditions decide a lot of factors in determining the right choices. India generally witnesses warm temperatures and hot weather conditions. For southern India, it is extremely hot and humid. For people with oily skin, a brush that can wipe away excess oil or sweat on the skin is ideal.
Powder blush is ideal for getting a shine-free finish and a nice flush of color for the day. Gel blushes are another choice as they are water-based and oil-free. These blushes, unlike powder ones, help give a clean and sober finish. They're ideal for a no-makeup look on days.
Dry skin needs moisture-based products, and liquid or cream blush is an apt choice for this skin type. It absorbs into the skin and acts as an added moisture layer on skin. Powdered blushes can emphasize flakes and fine lines for this skin type; it is better to avoid powdered ones.
Liquid blushes require careful application as getting the right amount can be tricky sometimes; some products dry up fast as well. With regular application, you can get the hang of applying the right amount and getting the precise right touch-up as needed.
Cream Blushes provide a smooth and velvety touch on your skin. You can get a good amount of color with a small application.
For shimmery blushes in cream or liquid formula, the best way to apply is using your ring finger. Take very little product on your ring finger, apply and blend on your cheeks' apples, and slowly build up the colour if need be.
For matte blushes in cream or liquid formula, try using a damp beauty blender for the best results. You can also spritz your blender with a fixing spray and then blend the blush for a better colour payout. Some of the best liquid blushes for Indian skin tones are - Petra by Pixi and cheek tints by Benefit.
If you have normal skin, every blush type is suitable for your skin, and the choice of blush depends on your personal preference. Powder, liquid, or gel blush all can work well. To get a smooth flush, powdered ones can work well; for a no-makeup look day, a gel blush can save the day. You can easily choose and vary between all different types.
Choose as per occasion and timing. For instance, I would choose a matte powder blush over a cream blush during the day. It would naturally flush my cheeks without making them look muted.
Whereas during the evening or night outs, I would rather choose a shimmery gel or cream blush that adds a slight sheen along the cheekbones. If I’m running late for work or any other important assignment, I would take a cheek tint or stain and quickly use my fingers to blend it well before I step out.
Let's look at the different shades and how different shades are suitable for different skin types. Whether it be a soft pink, peach, deep pink, mauve, or deep shade, we've covered roughly all to give you the idea.
For ones with fair skin, vibrant colors are not suitable as they look too dark and give an artificial look. Soft colors like pink and peach, colors that look like your skin tone, are more suitable—a few colors to name light corals, pink.
Petal pink blushes are suitable for ones with cool (pink, blue) undertones and warm (yellow, golden) undertones; a soft peach shade is an apt choice.
It's important to go with minimal blush with fair skin. This is because even the slightest of excess colour buildup looks unflattering on fair skin tones and takes away from the face's innocence. It’s always a great idea to mix a couple of shades and mix it with the bronzer before applying.
You can opt for darker shades for medium-tone ones than very light ones to get a better finishing and appearance. Stick to colors like deeper pinks and peach for a better finish. You can add layers to make them vibrant or opt for a bit deeper shade.
A few shades like rich pinks and mauve shades can provide a goodly finish on this skin tone. Berry shades are a good choice for adding radiance to cool medium skin tone, and a peachy pink shall suit warm medium skin tone better.
A Hack: You can always use your demi-matte lipsticks or creamy lipsticks as a blush. Mono-tone makeup looks that use the same lipstick as an eyeshadow; lipstick and blush are hard to achieve.
But if done with perfect blending, they can look very attractive. Use your ring finger to apply the lipstick as a blush on the apples of your cheeks and blend upwards towards the hairline.
For ones with dark skin tones, deep shades like deep red, orange or brown are much more suited. The choice for this skin tone should hinge more towards highly bright colors. These shades shall add a radiant look than a washed-out one.
Tangerine or brick orange blush is suitable for yellow or golden undertones. Deep berry or raisin hue goes well with cool undertones.
Use more bronze, wine, burgundy, cherry, coffee and taupe shades for dark skin tones. It's harder for the blush to stand out under darker skin tones.
To make the blush jibe with your overall makeup look, use a brown-toned bronzer around the cheekbones and along the jawline. This step will amp up your look by adding a punch of warmth to your blush. Have a look at this Makeup Revolution Blush Palette.
Based on the information we provided above, we shall now discuss the top 10 blushes available in India. We have assembled a list of every different top-rated brand available from Maybelline to Lakme and many more. Let's dive in!
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Lace Bright Pink
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The Balm Instain
High Definition Blush
Baked Powder Blush
Extra Dimension Skinfinish
Long-Wearing Powder Staining Blush
New York Fit Me Blush
Canada Glam On Perfect Blush
Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duos
I Heart Makeup Triple Baked Blusher
High Quality Blush With a Number of Different Shades
High-End Option With an Incredible Shade Range and Formulation
Easy to Use, Silky Formulation With Shimmer
Long-Wearing and Glowy With a Buttery Formulation
Cruelty-Free, Long-Wearing, and Highly Pigmented
Lightweight and Long Lasting Powder Blush
Great Blush With a Subtle Shimmery Finish
Dual-Toned Blush for Both Matte and Shimmer Fans
Paraben and Sulphate Free With a Glowy Finish
Blush with a Lots of Shimmer
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