THE BEST CREAM BLUSH FOR YOUR SKIN TONE

Without a doubt, the blush shades you gravitate toward probably already look killer on you. But, what if the shades you don’t typically reach for also work on you while giving your look a fresh edge?

If you’re afraid of high-saturation blush shades like vibrant purples and reds, this is your call to reconsider. These ultra-intense shades may be the ones that make your features, or style, pop.

With Good Apple Blush Balm Duo’s easy-to-blend, creamy formula, you can mix + diffuse even the most vibrant shades for a natural effect. The ultimate rule of thumb is choosing shades that gel with your skin’s undertone. That said, we aren’t sticklers for rules—so you do you.

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FIND YOUR UNDERTONE

You’ve probably seen guides to finding your undertone instructing you to look at the color of your veins or to analyze the type of metal (gold, silver, etc) that looks most flattering on you. We like to keep it simpler and look closely at the colors in the face.

// COOL UNDERTONES //

NYMPH’S GROVE + SECRET THICKET

Think bluish pink, purple and rosy shades. Cool skin tones will have hints of blue beneath the surface with an overall wash of pink. To complement this, we recommend wearing Good Apple Blush Balm Duo in Nymph’s Grove for vibrant purple and berry shades. For a rose-colored cream blush duo, try Secret Thicket.

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// WARM UNDERTONES //

ELUSIVE ORCHARD + RED MEADOW

Warm undertones will lean golden or peachy and looks harmonious with similar blush shades. For warm undertones, we love Good Apple Blush Balm Duo in Elusive Orchard’s for its soft apricot and coral shades. We also recommend Red Meadow for its terracotta and crimson tones, which can be blended softly or concentrated for hi-fi color.

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// NEUTRAL UNDERTONES //

TAKE YOUR PICK

If you sometimes have success with foundations labeled “warm” and “cool,” you may be a neutral skin tone. Neutral undertones are a balanced mix of warm and cool. Because neutrals are a mixture of both, you can try playing around with cool, warm, or neutral blush shades. For a bold cheek look, try Nymph’s Grove. For a widely flattering, everyday shade, reach for Secret Thicket.

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// GET EXPERIMENTAL //

We’re firm believers that the most flattering cream blush for your skin tone is the shade that makes you feel like you. If that means color-clashing, choosing your blush shade based off your mood or mixing and matching colors—own it. In fact, show us how you do it and tag us @kvdbeauty on TikTok and Instagram.