If there is one thing all cowgirls can agree on, other than that horses are the best, it is that blush is a beautiful thing. It can accentuate your cheekbones, warm your skin tone, and give you a perfect youthful glow.
Picking the right blush color to complement your complexion is simple if you know how to decide on, and stick to, a family of colors that works for you. Sometimes choosing the right blush is harder than getting your stubborn horse to cooperate. To make this easier, we have listed the most flattering shades for fair, medium, and dark skin.
For you fair skinned cowgirls, a pale pink usually looks the most natural. Adding a bit of shimmer makes this already wonderful look more elegant, a look perfect for those fancier rodeos. For another great look, go for a peachy pink shade. This will give your skin a pretty glow as this shade is the most universally flattering. A dusty rose shade will give you a flush that won't look too obvious or unnatural. Wild West Blush shades to try- Petal, Saloon, and Howlin' Rose.
For medium skinned cowgirls with a yellow or golden undertone, an apricot shade is usually the best. The warmth of medium skin tones makes the orange undertones of apricot look subtle and fresh. Peaches would also achieve a natural flush to your cheeks if you are medium skin toned. Additionally, medium skin tones should look for a medium pink, berry blush. This creates a delicate look with a little vibrancy. Wild West Blush shades to try-Ponderosa, Roan, and Buckle
Darker skin tones should try a cranberry blush or brick shade to get a gorgeous, healthy glow. These colors will bring your complexion to life without looking overpowering. A darker skin would require a deeper berry or bronze shade. Wild West Blush shades to try- Canyon, Chestnut, and Rawhide
Use an angled blush brush, tap off the excess, this will get rid of any unwanted blush on your brush and keep you from applying too much on your cheeks. Apply the color to the apple of your cheeks and blend back toward the temple. Remember cowgirls, the goal is to look like you took a quick ride on your favorite horse and got a little sun, not like you rode for the whole day and got too much sun.