Finding the perfect shade of concealer or foundation can be easy – you simply take home the formula that most closely matches your skin color. Selecting the right blush, however, can be much trickier. After all, with the seemingly endless hues available, how are you to know which tone looks best?
Luckily, makeup artist Molly Stern recently shared some insight with O magazine about choosing the perfect shade of blush, and her advice is simple – use your skin color as a guide.
"If your skin is fair, pastels (like baby pinks and peaches) work best," Stern told the publication. "If you have an olive complexion, try fuchsia and orangey tones…If your skin is dark, choose a coppery or golden shade."
Once you've figured out which color is best for you, it's time to choose a formula. If your skin is naturally dry, a cream blush may work best. Women with a more oily complexion, however, may prefer a powder blush.
Additionally, you should pick up a blush brush close to the size of the apples of your cheek. While many blushes come with applicators, they are often too small to apply color in a natural manner.