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Choosing a blush color that looks good with medium beige skin calls for finding a shade that brings out a fresh-faced and natural look -- not an overdone or dramatic one. When you swipe blush onto your face, focus on adding color and life to enhance the natural beauty of your skin, says Robert Jones in his book, "Makeup Makeovers Beauty Bible: Expert Secrets for Stunning Transformations."
Clues to Color Choices
Find out what color your skin naturally flushes and take a cue from there. Give your cheeks a pinch and study the color in a mirror. Robert Jones recommends in his beauty bible to step away from shades that are deeper than your natural color. The editors of "Marie Claire Hair and Makeup" recommend in their book to go with a blush that's no more than two shades darker than your skin tone to get the most natural and face-flattering look.
Super Shade Selection
Medium beige skin looks best with blushes with warm pink or soft peach undertones. Celebrity makeup artist Carmindy recommends shades such as mauve, rose and terra cotta in her book "Crazy, Busy Beautiful." Robert Jones cautions in his book that the older you are, the more you should lean toward peach blush. Soft peach tones warm mature skin, while some pinks can come off fake and unflattering. Carmindy recommends in her book to stick with rose-colored blushes if you have mature skin and to go with universally flattering coral tones in times of indecision.
Wait until you've finished applying all your other makeup before putting on the finishing touch with your blush. Keep the application as light and natural as possible. Start at the top of your cheekbones and work down when applying blush, as opposed to streaking upward. A downward stroke keeps blush from sinking into any open pores and showcasing them. Also, it will help you control the amount of color that gets deposited on the apples of your cheeks.
While you may be tempted to brush on a dramatically darker blush for nighttime wear, don't. Unless you're aiming to look older than you are, dark, heavy blush is never a good look. Also, don't match your blush to your lipstick. You want it to serve as an enhancement to your beauty -- not an accessory.