Right around the beginning of October, it feels appropriate to add some depth and a bit more color to cheeks. The light lowering significantly and new shadows early and late in the day lend to the need for something deeper in the blush department. Some slightly unexpected but warm and beautiful ways to dust a little Fall on your cheeks include pops of coral, orange, and subtle bronzes. Some picks I am using to infuse my cheeks with color this fall (don’t be afraid of orange and coral blush – try it first, it looks amazing and healthy and adds so much youthfulness to the face!):
The Viseart Blush Palette in Rose/Coral has gorgeous deepening pinks, all the way to a powerful fuschia. These can be layered for a subtle but beautiful effect or used individually for more impact. The corals are absolutely stunning in shades that are very hard to find, and all three of them are here on this little palette! The powder is finely, finely milled and goes on creamy with high payoff.
Kevyn Aucoin The Neo Bronzer in Siena is another multi -shade wonderland-in-a-palette. But this one focuses on one hue of blush (coral) and adds an ombre range of highlight and bronzer on either end of the blush tones. This is a foolproof way to get a quick cheek that’s warm, blended and looks like you were blending away for much longer than it actually took It’s a snap to swirl a fluffy brush around on either end of this palette and look perfectly blushed and blended.
Southern Fringe Luxury Blush in Salthouse with compact (left) & Diego Dalla Palma Powder Blush in 13 Orange Peach are both twists of orange and pink/coral that are unique and add the perfect warmth to varying skin tones. The Diego blush has an ever so subtle iridescence, and Salthouse has a touch more shimmer, for a truly radiant pop of cheek.
To blend, blend and blend some more (gotta do it), use a very subtle bronzer like T LeClerc Powder in Cannelle along with these deeper blushes – a deep bronzer can be too much with highly pigmented blush, but you do need to transition the cheek color to the the blush color for that fully finished look. This shade creates a slightly warm the base of the skin and a subtle gradient effect, and do remember: with strong pigmented blushes like these, always tap out the brush and use a very light touch to see light swaths of color and not dark streaks when applying. Happy blushing!