Best Blushers For Pale Skin
1. ELF Studio Matte Blush Duo - Soft & Subtle - £5.00
- So the first two swatches (on the left) are the two shades in this duo blush. Both these colours are stunning on pale skin and I quite often mix them together. They are fully matte shades, nicely pigmented and the packaging is sturdy with a mirror inside. They are slightly powdery compared to other formulas of blushers that I own but it doesn't kick up much powder. Particularly the paler shade is a lovely peach shade on pale skin, giving you a bit of colour without looking harsh. You can buy these in the UK from the ELF website and they usually do free shipping or some kind of offer when you spend £25. There are 2 variations, Soft & Subtle (which is peachier) and Rosy Flush (which is pinker) and you get 8.4g of product overall.
2. Seventeen Shimmer Brick - Pink Bronze - £4.99
- I think this is actually meant to be a highlighter; if you use the top strip of colour, it does work as a highlighter, or you can mix all the strips together and use it as a shimmery blush or blush topper. For the purpose of the swatch, I mixed the strips together. The overall shade is a nice peachy pink but it does contain a lot of shimmer (kinda gives that away with the name!). There are 2 variations of this, Gold Bronze and Pink Bronze (I have both) and they are both great quality. You get 5.7g of product and the packaging is sturdy and slim so great for travelling. You can get Seventeen Make Up in Boots Stores or online.
3. Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks - Peach Melba - £1.99
- This blusher is a bargain for only £1.99 - everything in the Natural Collection range in £1.99! This blush comes in 6 shades, I have 2 shades but my favourite is Peach Melba. As you can see from the swatch, it is a matte peachy pink shade and it is nicely pigmented. I'm not a huge fan of the packaging (it has a screw top) but for £1.99 you can't really complain. It applies nicely and is buildable, which is great for pale skin because you don't want to turn yourself into a clown.. well, unless you're going for that look. I really like this blush and it's one I reach for on a regular basis. Natural Collection is available in Boots stores or online.
4. Essence Silky Touch Blush - 20 Babydoll - £1.00
- Again, this blusher is a bargain for only £1! A lot of people think that Essence make up is hit or miss - all the products I've tried from Essence have been hits in my opinion but I haven't tried that many of their products. This blusher is a hit however, it is very soft and silky, as the name suggests and the packaging is small and sleek but still sturdy (which you would not expect for only £1! You get 5g of product in this blush and it is slightly shimmery when swatched but it doesn't look that shimmery when applied. This is quite a pigmented blush so for us pale girls, it's worth using a light hand when applying. You can find Essence Make Up in the UK in Wilko stores or online.
5. Max Factor Creme Puff Blush - Nude Mauve 10 - £8.99
- This is a blush I've already mentioned a few times on my blog because it's a new favourite of mine. This is a beautiful blush for pale skin. It is shimmery but not glittery - it adds a natural looking glow to your skin but doesn't look like a highlighter. The formula is soft and silky and doesn't kick up any powder if you lightly tap your brush in there. It blends into your skin beautifully and is buildable in colour. The swatch is a lot darker than how it would appear on your skin; it's a very natural looking blusher when applied but it still adds a bit of colour. The shade is lovely, as you can see from the swatch. This blush comes in 6 shades and has nice sturdy packaging.
6. NYX Professional Make Up Baked Blush - Journey - £6.50
- Again, I've mentioned this blush before as it's one of my favourites. I have 2 of the shades - Journey and Chiffon. Journey is a pinker shade and Chiffon is more of a nude peach shade. All of the baked blushes are slightly shimmery but they aren't glittery. Journey is a pale pinky colour and you only need to apply a small amount to add a bit of colour to your face as it is quite pigmented. The packaging is very sturdy, but it is quite bulky so not the best for travelling, and it has a little bow on the front. This blush comes in 12 shades and you get 6.5g of product, which is about average. You can find NYX products in larger Boots stores and online in the UK.
7. Milani Baked Blush - Luminoso - £10.00
- This is an absolute cult favourite on YouTube, specifically in this shade! It looks quite scary in the pan - I had seen swatches and thought it would be great for pale skin but when it arrived, it looked a very bright, neon pink! When swatched it looks completely different so don't be put off by that! It is a lovely soft formula and isn't powdery at all. It is super pigmented and is a nice peachy, coral shade. You don't need to apply a lot to add some colour to your skin. I ordered this from Beauty Bay's website, as Milani is difficult to get hold of in the UK. Beauty Bay has 11 shades of this blush, but I'm not sure if you can get more in America. You only 3.5g of product, which is not great compared to all of the others but as I said, you don't need to use a lot of product so it will still last a long time.
8. Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher - Rose De Jaspe - £7.99
- This is another blush that is more on the pink, mauvey side than peach (like many of my favourites!) but it still works for pale skin. It's quite a pale pink shade but it is very shimmery. Bourjois have 21 shades of this blush currently on Boots.com so I guarantee there is a shade for you no matter what your skin tone or preference is. Again, you don't get a lot of product in this blush for the price, you only get 2.5g but it is very pigmented so you don't need to use a lot. If you look up Bourjois Little Round Pot Blusher swatches you should be able to find the whole collection and choose one for yourself. Bourjois is available in the UK in Boots and Superdrug or online.
Let me know in the comments section if you've tried any of these blushers or have any other favourites that I haven't mentioned.
Sarah (aka. Pale Princess) x