Guide To Choose the Best Blush for Dusky Skin


Beauty is skin deep, yes we agree but does it hurt if we look good? Especially when we know it is possible? Gone are those days when being dusky meant you have to live in a cocoon with just browns and maroons? Today, makeup has seen various evolution that dusky skin too has a whole lot of options. Even when it comes to blushes for dusky skin, there are many choices.


Indian Dusky Skin

Today we are talking about blush for dusky skin in particular. If you are dusky, just take care of a few points and you are sorted.

Pinks! Not really- Yes, I know how much we all long for those rosy pink cheeks but we need to accept the fact that pink cheeks are not really for everyone. Pink may go anywhere else but definitely not on your cheeks at least not those hot pinks.

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Dark brown: Okay so the general impression is browns are meant for dusky skin however I beg to differ on this. Dark brown does not compliment dusky skin; on the contrary it can make your skin look more tanned, so avoid it please.


Silver shimmer a no-no: A blush with silver shimmer should be avoided on dusky skin complexly. While gold compliments the dusky skin, silver does not, so it is better to avoid it.

Orange: Orange is a color generally considered a taboo for dusky skin, however the fact is that orange compliments dusky skin tone a lot. It adds that right hint of color to the cheeks and does wonders to the skin. When I say orange I don’t mean the brightest or neon orange, of course. I mean the warmer orange tones. They are great on medium to dusky skin tones.

Corals: Coral shades also are great on dusky skin tones. There are many coral blushes from different brands available all over the globe. You must choose the coral that suits you the most.

Bonze and gold: Dusky skin tone and gold are very complimenting. Any blush with gold shimmer looks smashing on medium to dusky skin tone. You can also go for bronze or gold pigments for a highlighter.

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Other than these shades of blush, you can also go for wine, plum and some shades of pink as well.

Here are a list of best blushes for dusky skin tone:

M.A.C. Styleseeker Hidden Treasure Blush: This blush shade is incredibly flattering on the medium to dusky skin tones, particularly if you want a sheer wash of color sans glitter.

Price- 1350/- for 6 grams

Bourjois Blush 54 Rose Frisson: Bourjois Blush 54 Rose Frisson is a beautiful soft pink shade. It will endow a natural soft pink flush to the cheeks.

Price- INR 850/-

Inglot AMC Cream Blush 83: This is a matte blush and the shade is a very pretty rosy brown, It is a neither pink nor brown color, which makes it apt for medium to dusky skin tone.

Price- INR 750/- for 5.5gms

Lakme 9 to 5 Pure Rouge Blusher- Peach affair: This is from Lakme’s 9 to 5 range and is a gorgeous shade of blush that suits medium to dusky skin tone very well.

Price- INR 450/-

Maybelline Dream Touch Blush- Plum: This is a soft plum shade blush. It is a cream blush and the color is a subtle plum which compliments the dusky skin very well.

Price- INR 375/-

Maybelline Cheeky Glow Blush- Fresh Coral: It is a much pigmented non-shimmery orangey coral blush, a very good coral shade for dusky skin tone.

Price – INR 270/-

Also Read – Beauty Tips for Darker Skin Tones

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Divya Rechesh

Divya Rechesh is a Freelance Writer based in Mumbai currently. Outgoing, spunky and practical is what describes her the best. She hopes to experience new things everyday in life and contribute something to this world through her writing.