Makeup Ideas: The Best Blush Colors for Brunettes
By Kate on 1 February 2012
Find the perfect blush color for your brunette hair with help from these makeup ideas.
It’s not just healthy, shiny hair strands that can make your hair color stand out; makeup is also a fun and easy way to put the spotlight on your hair color. To see for yourself, find out which blush colors will bring out the best in your brunette shade.
Blush Colors for Brunettes
Blush is used to bring out cheekbones and apply warmth to the face. That warmth can also work well with a brunette hair color as it will highlight the various tones in the shade.
The most flattering (and widely available) blush colors for brunette locks are peach and pink.
Light and medium brown hair colors will work especially well with peach toned blush. The light tone and color will highlight and enhance any caramel, honey or gold elements to your brunette hair.
For darker brunette locks, such as black and mocha, pink blush will create a color pop that doesn't overwhelm and nicely contrasts with your deeper shade. Using a pink blush that is subtle, translucent and light reflecting will also balance out the darkness of your hair color.
And there you have it! Two easy blush colors that will bring your brunette locks to life. Two final tips for when you're using blush are to aim for cheeks that look naturally flushed with color (if you can see harsh lines then keep blending), and that if you want your blush to be the highlight of your makeup look, keep your eyes and lips pared down with neutral eye shadow, natural looking lipstick and just a hint of mascara.
To see how you'd look with any of the brunette hairstyles pictured in this article, click on the above images to try the virtual hairstyle with your own photo!