Blush tones have been scattered everywhere in fashion, but the amount you’ll be seeing in the high street shops, on the pages of magazines, new makeup collections and on style blogs is going to knock you out. Blush is both warm and neutral enough to suit every skin tone, as it mimics a natural hue we all have to some degree. It’s time to embrace the beautiful flush in every way possible just as we have here!
#1 Back to Blush
Blush basics bring a bit more personality to your look, and will still maintain that classic elegance that a neutral palette provides. Wear with a blazer to smarten up or tucked into jeans for a long key look.
#2 Pale Power
Blush can come in varying shades so there’s one for everyone and every mood you could find yourself in. This blogger’s pale blush maxi dress is ethereal and perfectly neutral to compliment her skin tone and metallic accessories.
#3 Pink Power Suit
A powder blush suit can take the banality out of formal workwear. It especially adds freshness in Spring and Summer when wearing a black or grey suit makes you shudder. Affordable ones are hitting the market too, such as the Boohoo Eloise Pleat Front Pocket Crepe Trouser (€16) or the & Other Stories Flared Suit Trouser (€75).
#4 Cotton Candy!
If warm weather is approaching or you’re lucky enough to be jetting off to a sunny location, a beautiful way to incorporate blush into your outfit is by trying a cotton candy hue. A light blush jacket will play to those airy summer vibes while keeping you warm in the evenings.
#5 Mistress of the Midi
Blush tones are a grown up option when it comes to picking pink, so if you want to look chic and more ladylike, do it right with a blush midi skirt! Nothing is more classic, prim and elegant than a midi after all. Pair it with a cropped sweater or a tucked in tee to tone it down, or with a one piece body to give it a bit of va va voom.
#6 Ladylike Leather
Take inspiration from the Grease Pink Ladies and switch up your leather moto jacket with a blush bae like this one. You won’t regret it, as even though it’s coloured outerwear, it is surprisingly versatile!
#7 Make Me a Marshmallow
Who doesn’t want to be as beloved by all as a pink marshmallow? Nobody, that’s who. If Myleene Klass thinks it’s best to don a faux fur coat in blush pink, we know it’s officially cool.
#8 Girly Girl Grace
Bring out the feminine side of your style in a voluminous, pleated style circle skirt. There is an old school girliness to it that is saccharine sweet, but easily worn in a low-key way that won’t give you a sweet toothache. Worn with either metallic or more neutral colours will keep it looking modern and effortless enough for any outing.
#9 Yarns and Yarns of Knit
Layering different shades of pink is a great way to incorporate the colour into your wardrobe and not have to worry about what will work. Layering a blush jumper over a maxi dress in a floral pink pattern is slightly clashing different seasons together, (floral epitomizes Spring/Summer, knitwear Autumn/Winter). But what a beautiful clash!
#10 Pair Pink and Red
We have enforced the colour coded restrictions for too long, limited ourselves unnecessarily with silly rules. Remember how fashion told us to never wear pink and red together? There’s actually something rather wonderful about them both together. And if you really need more convincing…
#11 Low-Key Blush
Incorporating blush shades into your makeup bag is probably not something you’ll need much convincing of. After all, everyone has a natural blush or flush, it just varies from person to person depending on your skin tone. A light blush pink on the lips will accentuate them in as low-key a way as possible.
#12 Cheeky Blush
Focusing the product on the contours of the cheeks and the apples, spread a bright blush shade across the cheeks to give an endearing warm flush to the skin. It adds depth to the face and will give you model cheekbones.
#13 Subtle Smokey Eyes
A smokey eye in blush shades you say? This is such an easy way to do a smokey eye from day to night, drawing attention to the eye while still remaining somewhat neutral. Pair with a pink lipstick shade for natural voluptuous pillow lips.
#14 Luscious Lips
Speaking of pillow lips, what better than the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick (€32)? The famous lip liner has been given a sibling in this limited edition matte lipstick. The blush pink will moisturize the lips with Lipstick Tree and Orchid extracts while giving a matte finish.
#15 Make Like a Sunset
A really light wash of a subtly two-toned blush with an orange and pink base is such a beautiful way to give the eyes a dreamy haze effect, mimicking a sunset. Be light handed in order to achieve this in the most wearable everyday way, rather than going HAM and getting more of an editorial/runway look.
#16 All Eyes On You
Similarly, this look is a light haze of colour that looks as though there are barely anything there, you just have a natural definition. Pink eyeshadow is often renegaded to tween looks, a bruised eye look or danger territory of looking like you’ve a bad case of pinkeye. This proves this just the case if done in a light wash in a subtle tone like this with more of an earthy undertone than a fire red.
#17 All Out Blush
Don’t be afraid to go for blush tones on all the features from eyes to lips and cheeks. It’s neutral enough not to look overdone if you use a relatively light hand. They don’t all have to be the exact same shade either, once they’re all in the same blush-toned family, you will be smokin’!
#18 Blusher On Point
If you want to experiment with blush tones in a small way, what better way to do it than with your blusher? If you want to see what shade of blush pink suits your skin tone, this is a good way to see without dousing yourself in the colour.
#19 Pucker Up
The Dior Lip Maximiser (€36.50) is practically transparent, with just a hint of colour in it. The light pink just enhances the natural hue of your own lips more than anything.
#20 Grace Kelly Royalty
Darker hues of blush pink give that Grace Kelly look on the lips, like Kate Bosworth shows here. Who doesn’t want to look like a classic Hollywood beauty?
#21 Blushing Accessories
Don’t forget to stray at least once or twice into the world of accessories when it comes to trying out blush. Blush watches show don’t have to be very pink toned, but can instead have brown undertones. So wearable!
#22 Rose-Tinted Glasses
Tinted lenses have been a huge trend for the last few years, so just give us the chance and of course we will incorporate so blush tinted sunglasses in our accessories wardrobe too! Quay have brilliant affordable options to try out when it comes to trends in sunnies.
#23 Blush Bag Brigade
If you tend to opt for darker colours no matter how hard you try when it comes to your outfits, a super easy way to add in a pop of contrast is with accessories like this bag. It’s a light and creamy shade of blush, which will brighten up a look without being too brash for those who prefer the darker end of the colour palette.
#24 Bucket Bag Beauties
Bucket bags are by nature quite minimalist, given the lack of compartments, so there’s no danger of going overboard by adding a touch of colour! Though if it was up to us we’d be covered head to toe in the shade…
#25 Velvet Plush Blush
Coming to the very end of the list, and the body, having your feet adorned in a pair of blush shoes will having you strutting with pride. Once again, a pair like these have a nude enough undertone to go with various patterns and colours, so they won’t be marginalised to the back of the wardrobe… Basically, if we could bathe in blush, we totally would!