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Whether you’ve been rocking the same hair color for years or are thinking about changing things up with a new hue, it’s it might be a good time to check that your makeup is right for both your skin tone and hair (especially if you’ve recently dyed your hair — your old blush might not be as flattering as it used to be). Whether you’re blond, brunette, gray, or red, these blush colors will look great with your hair and complexion.
Crimson hair can take center stage, but a swirl on the cheeks of a peachy apricot blush (at least one shade darker than skin) imparts a sun-kissed glow that balances beautifully with red locks rather than competing with them.
The tone-on-tone of light locks against a fair complexion can make skin look dull. To enliven it, apply a baby pink blush that’s two shades brighter than skin. Its pigments pick up the rosy undertones in skin for a natural-looking flush.
Darker hair can leave the complexion looking pale by comparison. The fix: a mauve blush. Its brown undertones pump up the color on cheeks while complementing the warmth in darker hair hues. Opt for one that’s two shades rosier than your skin tone.
This story originally appeared in our print magazine.