Blushes - Brown girl friendly

Blush is an essential item in a makeup collection. A good blush will highlight, brighten, and illuminate your face with minimal effort. The problem I faced when I started getting into makeup was finding the right shades for my dark complexion.  I ran into blushes that were not pigmented enough to appear through my dark skin. Through research, trial and error, I have narrowed my favorite makeup brands that sell blushes that are women of color (WOC) friendly. At the top of my list is NARS, followed by MAC, SLEEK Makeup, and Milani.  I generally select vibrant berry hues since they complement my skin’s cool undertones.  In the summer I like to have that sun-kissed glow look so I wear blushes with earth tone plus shimmering hues.

Top right to Bottom:

Taj Mahal

Albatross

Exhibit A

Sunrise

Sweet as Cocoa

Berry Amore

So the NARS blushes are a little bit pricey but a little goes a LONG way with these blushes so its worth the investment.  Same goes for MAC blushes, you truly get your money worth.

Swatches from top to bottom: Berry Amore, Albratoss, Sunrise, Taj Mahal, Sweet as Cocoa, and Exhibit A.  (Don't let the swatches scare you, I swatched them on my arm just to give you an idea of how pigmented they are.  When applied with a brush on the cheeks they are quite beautiful!

Swatches from top to bottom: Berry Amore, Albratoss, Sunrise, Taj Mahal, Sweet as Cocoa, and Exhibit A.  (Don't let the swatches scare you, I swatched them on my arm just to give you an idea of how pigmented they are.  When applied with a brush on the cheeks they are quite beautiful!