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5 Best Blush Colors for Any Skin Tone

5 Best Blush Colors for Any Skin Tone

If you’re anything like me, I want to SEE what colors look like on different skin tones. Check out my ftop 5 blush colors for any skin tone.

Get The Look: 4 Looks with The Motives Goal Digger Palette

Get The Look: 4 Looks with The Motives Goal Digger Palette

With the recent launch of 4 NEW Motives palettes, I decided to use one at a time and create some fun looks for my All Things Beauty Community during some LIVE tutorials. Last week I moved on to the Motives GOAL DIGGER Palette and I am in love! […]

How to Pick The Best Blush For Your Skin Tone

How to Pick The Best Blush For Your Skin Tone

As a makeup artist, I get asked about blush all of the time. Blush really gets a bad rap. It seems hard to apply, there are so many shades out there and it can be confusing. Then, you’re afraid if you don’t get it all right, you’ll look like a clown!

Do you know what color blush looks best with your skin tone? Do you know how to apply blush for your face shape? You’re in the right place! This month, I going to dive into the subject and teach you all of the tips and tricks that I’ve learned over the years. Blush is THE one makeup product that can make the sleepiest, most stressed out person look refreshed, so this is definitely a step you don’t want to miss!

Motives Blush Swatches

Should You Use Warm or Cool Blush Tones?

There’s an easy tip in deciding whether you should use a warm or cool tone blush. For a natural look, choose a blush with the same undertone as your skin. If you want a pop of color, pick one with the opposite undertone as your skin.

In other words, if you have a warm skin tone (yellow undertone), choose a warm blush shade for a natural look and a cool blush shade for a pop of color. If you have a cool skin tone (pink undertone), choose a cool blush shade for a natural look and a warm blush shade for a bit more pop of color.

  • Warm Blushes: Coral, Peach, Tangerine, Brown
  • Cool Blushes: Fuchsia, Pink, Raisin, Berry
  • Neutral Blush: Mauves

But let’s dive into this a bit more…

The Best Blush Colors for Fair Skin Tones

Motives Cosmetics Pressed Blushes

When you have fair skin, your best blush shades are soft pink, light coral, and peach. Anyone with lighter skin can’t really go wrong with a cool-toned pink blush. And, if you’re someone whose skin tends to be the palest of the pale, then opt for a formula that’s iridescent or shimmery to subtly brighten and warm your complexion.

For those with fair skin with cool undertones, you should wear the soft pink shades for a natural look and the peach/coral shades for a pop of color.

If you have fair skin with warm undertones, wearing peachy coral shades will give you a natural look and using soft pink blush will give you a pop of color.

My picks:

Cool Blushes For Fair Skin

Warm Blushes For Fair Skin

Neutral Blushes For Fair Skin

If you feel as though you have both cool and warm undertones, then you could play it safe in the neutral blush zone. But don’t be afraid to play it up!

The Best Blush Colors for Medium Skin Tones

Motives by Loren Ridinger Blushes

Medium skin tends to have green or yellow undertones that can easily look sallow. When you have a medium skin tone, try rich pink, warm mauve, and deep peach blush shades.

If you have cool undertones, you should wear the rich pink or mauve shades for a natural look and the deep peach shades for a pop of color.

Those with warm undertones should wear deep peach shades for a more natural look and the rich pink or mauve blushes for a pop of color.

Here are my picks:

Cool Blushes For Medium Skin Tones

Warm Blushes For Medium Skin Tones

Neutral Blushes For Medium Skin Tones

If you aren’t sure what your undertone is, you could have both cool and warm undertones, and you could play it safe in the neutral blush zone. But don’t be afraid to play it up!

The Best Blush Colors for Deep Skin Tones

Motives for La La Blush Colors

Very deep skin tones need bold, intense red pigments—anything too light or milky will look too ashy on deep skin, and anything too dark (like plums and burgundies) can look bruise-like. A super-vivid, almost fluorescent red blush may seem crazy, but it actually translates to bright, fresh, and natural on deeper skin.

If you have cool undertones, wearing fuchsia or light berry shades will give a natural look and the tangerine hues for a pop of color.

On very dark skin tones, you also want to keep it matte. If you use anything with shimmer, it can look too reflective.

Those with warm undertones, should wear the warm brown or tangerine shades for a natural look and the pinks and berries to give a pop of color.

Here are my picks:

Cool Blushes For Deep Skin Tones

Warm Blushes For Deep Skin Tones

Neutral Blushes For Deep Skin Tones

Motives bossy-matte Blush

A Fool Proof Trick

If all of this talk about undertones has you overwhelmed, and you are still unsure of what your skin tone is, or still not sure which color is best, take a peek at the inside of your bottom lip. This color, which is different on everyone, is a great guideline to what color ‘exists’ organically in each individual skin tone.

In other words, the color inside your bottom lip depicts your perfect, natural, goes-with-everything, every day blush color.

Of course you can still wear other blush shades if you’re looking to make a more dramatic impact. But this simple trick will save you whenever you need to invest in a new, everyday blush.

Not All Blushes are Created Equal

Flushed Cheeks with Motives Blush

Have you ever purchased a blush, and have to apply a lot to even see it because there’s barely any pigment in it? There’s so many blush options out there, but be sure to go with a high quality makeup.

I featured the Motives Cosmetics Blushes because they are very pigmented and a professional quality product.

Create perfectly flushed cheeks with this complexion-enhancing, high-quality pressed blush that provides you with a healthy glow, flattering every skin tone. Designed to be worn alone or layered together for more depth, this long-wear blush features a smooth texture and boosted color intensity.

  • Blend well and layer exquisitely 
  • Creates a natural, healthy-looking glow so skin looks renewed and flawless
  • Soft and luxurious texture in a satin-smooth, non-irritating formula
  • Instantly minimizes the look of imperfections and visible pores
  • Works well for women of all skin types and colors
  • Conditions the skin without clogging pores

And the best part is, they won’t break your bank!!

Stay tuned for: HOW TO APPLY BLUSH FOR YOUR FACE SHAPE


Get The Look:  4 Looks With The Motives Boss Babe Palette

Get The Look: 4 Looks With The Motives Boss Babe Palette

Focused, Fabulous and ready for the hustle this palette is packed with shimmer and matte shades with high color payoff to meet your boss status expectations

Motives By Loren Ridinger & Motives for La La Launch New Palettes

Motives By Loren Ridinger & Motives for La La Launch New Palettes

The wait is finally over! Four hot new eyeshadow palettes created by Loren Ridinger and La La Anthony, are now available. Each is uniquely beautiful and I ensure you, it will be hard for you to pick a favorite. Each palette is filled with 10 vibrant shadows that are sure to impress.

The Best Eyeliner For Every Eye Shape

The Best Eyeliner For Every Eye Shape

All month I have been sharing information about eyeliner, but one of THE most important lessons is HOW to apply eyeliner that’s best for your eye shape.

One of the amazing and fun things about makeup, is we can use it to change eye shape or the way that your eyes look. Some eye shapes will benefit from a dramatic cat eye, while others, just a subtle flick. Here are some tips to help you flatter your eye shape.

Almond Eyes

If your eyes are oval-shaped with narrow corners, you most likely have almond shaped eyes. The almond shape can be big or small. If your eyes are on the smaller size, be careful not to make them look smaller by closing in your eyes with a lot of eyeliner.


To enhance almond eyes, draw a thin line starting at the inner top corner that gets thicker toward the outer corners. You can flick it out, stopping at the tip where your crease starts. You can also smudge eyeliner underneath, keeping it thicker in the outer corners.

Monolids

Monolids are flat on the surface and don’t have much of a crease, if any.

Use pencil eyeliner for this type of eyes. Start applying the eyeliner from the innermost lashes. Make sure that the shape is going along with the eyes structure.

With monolids, you want to make the outer corner of your eye more defined than the inner corner, so it opens up your eyes rather than closes it.

Hooded Eyes

Hooded eyes feature an extra layer of skin that droops over the crease, causing the lid to appear smaller.

To define hooded eyes apply a very thin line of eyeliner very close to the lash line with a thick wing. Tightline your upper lid with a dark eyeliner. Darkening the lash line this way also means you don’t waste too much lid space with liquid/gel liners.

Downturned Eyes

Downturned eyes have a slight dropping on the outer corners. If you draw a horizontal line from your inner corner to the outer corner, and the outer corner is lower, your eyes are downturned.

To lift downturned eyes, flick your eyeliner upward at the outer corners to lift your eyes up. Curl your lashes to open up the corner even more!

Round Eyes

You have round eyes if you have a visible crease in your eyelid and the iris of your eye is surrounded by just a touch of white, disconnecting it from your top and bottom eyelid.


Applying eyeliner to the top lash lines and thickening at the center of the lids will make round eyes look more oval. You can also play out the outer corners with an extended wing or by smudging dark liner along the lower lash line.

Small Eyes

You have small eyes if you are unable to see white around your iris.

Never apply dark eyeliner on your bottom waterline, as this will make your eyes look even smaller. Instead, tighline your upper lash line, and smudge along outer corner of your lower lash line.

Also consider adding a stroke of light-colored eyeliner along the top and bottom waterlines to make your eyes appear even bigger.

Wide Set Eyes

Wide set eyes are more than one eyeball width apart, so the goal is to make them appear to be closer together.

A thicker, more pronounced line in your inner corners creates the illusion of less space between your peepers.

Close Set Eyes

Close set eyes are less than one eyeball width apart.

Use light colors on the inner corners, and extend the outer corners using dark eyeliner.

Want even more eyeliner tips? Check out my article: 12 EYELINER HACKS THAT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE


Get The Looks: Thrill Me Collection

Get The Looks: Thrill Me Collection

Everyone has been loving the new Thrill Me Collection and I must say, I have been using it almost daily! There are so many looks that you can achieve with it. Check out these looks that I think everyone can get inspired by! Bring out […]

12 Eyeliner Hacks That Will Change Your Life

12 Eyeliner Hacks That Will Change Your Life

Where would we be without eyeliner? The power of a perfectly lined eye can’t be beat. These eyeliner hacks are meant to make your life easier.

The Best 2019 Makeup Trends

The Best 2019 Makeup Trends

Just like fashion makeup goes through trends each season. I’ve covered quite a bit for you and I hope that it’s giving you some options of how you can spice up your every day makeup routine by incorporating some of these 2019 makeup trends!

Bold Eyeliner

2019 makeup trends

You have already seen this trend in my article 5 Unexpected Ways to Wear Blue Eyeliner, bold and vibrant eyeliner is in this spring! Rock this makeup trend with my two favorite new blue Long-Wearing Liquid Eyeliners or shop for these classic eyeliners

Monochromatic Makeup

2019 makeup trends

Maintaining a makeup theme is a thing! Rather than figure out which shades will complement one another, simply stick with one or two tones that are similar. Go for pink or peach pastels that feel like spring, and work that color into your eyes, cheeks, and lips. Try this pink lip from the new Thrill Me Palette on your cheeks and lips.

Golden Glow

2019 makeup trends

Looking like a golden goddess is nothing new when it comes to spring, but still just as relevant as ever. The new Thrill Me Palette has a beautiful copper and rose gold shadow that will give you the first golden spring look.

Pretty In Pink

2019 makeup trends

Play up your pink lip or rosy pink cheeks this spring with this makeup trend. Follow the monogchromatic trend and even try a pink eye look.

Clean Skin

2019 makeup trends

The just got back from getting a facial look is in this spring. Keep your face makeup light and natural for a fresh spring look. Be sure you are regularly using your Lumière De Vie skincare routine for flaweless looking skin.

Airy Lashes

clean makeup

Don’t worry ladies lashes are still in, but put down the heavy strips of fake lashes and opt for a coat of mascara. Spring is all about airy flirty lashes which happens to one one of my favorite makeup trends this year!

My Secrets to The “No Makeup Look”

My Secrets to The “No Makeup Look”

One of the biggest trends that we are still seeing is the flawless “no makeup look”. It’s the perfect solution for those who love makeup, but are too busy to fit in a full face of makeup every day. And the best part is, this […]