Blush For Medium Skin Tones, Demystified

Blush is the sort of thing the less beauty-inclined among us might look at and say, "Oh, that goes on your cheeks, right?" Well, yes, but it's more than that. For a truly natural-looking, pretty flush, choosing and using blush is an art.
This art form is particularly important to those of us with medium skin tones. We know bright, berry colors work well for those with deeper tones, and light pinks jive best with fair skin. But, what about those who fall in the middle of the skin-tone spectrum? And, once you've found your perfect, complementary shade, how do you go about applying it?
To answer these burning questions, we called in makeup pro James Vincent. And, after viewing the results, all we can say is: Medium-skinned ladies, meet your new best friend.

Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium, $44, available at Nordstrom;
Kevyn Aucoin The Pure Powder Glow in Dolline, $37, available at BeautyBar;
Kevyn Aucoin The Pure Powder Glow in Fira, $37, available at;
Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow in Liquifuschia, $26, available at Net-A-Porter;
Kevyn Aucoin The Celestial Bronzing Veil in Tropical Nights, $48, available at Neiman Marcus.

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