There are red blushes and then there are red blushes. Red blushes can look scary in their packaging and the pigment alone can cause a ruckus on your face if not used correctly but it’s not something you should shy away from if you love to experiment with color.
On dark skin, red blush looks amazing. It works well on all skin tones, but is exceptional on darker skin tones. It’s a color that flushes you and gives a sort of innocent glow to your face. Red hues play well on darker skin tones to bring out the natural red, olive and orange undertones of dark skin which is why they look so beautiful on darker skinned beauties.
Granted, finding a red blush is a bit of a challenge. In this case we went with two options–Nars Exhibit A and Make Up Forever Artist M-846 Morello Cherry. Nars Exhibit A is a really beautiful matte, brilliant red that is build-able and leaves the faintest of glows if you like red but want to start with baby steps. It’s also more of an orange red, making it safer than a traditional red hue. It’s really soft and silky and goes on really smoothly.
Make Up Forever Artist Shadow M-846 Morello Cherry is actually eye shadow but since we all know that shadow and blush are basically interchangeable, we went for it and ended up with a really beautiful blush that is a stunner. Morello Cherry is a beautiful red blush for dark skin thanks to its matte finish and rich burgundy red hue. Because it’s so pigmented, much more than the Nars, you’ll want to apply with a very, very light hand. Depending on how vivid you want your cheeks to glow will determine how many swipes you make. Though it photographs well, in person, Erin’s checks were not this bright, but we’re pretty sure you could build to this intensity with this shadow.
The beauty about red blush is that even though it may seem like a lot, paired with a nude lip and a natural makeup look, it’s still really impactful.