We know what you’re thinking: Orange blush—who the heck looks good in that?! Well, you could for starters. Trust us on this one. You just need to find a shade of orange that suits your skin tone (and comfort level), which is what we’re here to help with. (And don’t worry—we’ve rounded up the best orange blush options out there, but more on that in a minute.)
In general, those with lighter skin tones do well with a softer peach or apricot-hued blush, whereas those with medium to olive skin can go for a coral or even a sunset orange. And if you have dark to deep skin, you can either try a terra cotta to add a subtle warmth to your face or pop of tangerine on the apples of your cheeks for more of a statement look.
Which brings us to our next point: the application. The trick to pulling off orange blush is to apply it with a light hand. (We’re talking about a hummingbird hovering above a flower level of lightness here.) Whether you’re using a cream, liquid or powder formula, you want to put the smallest amount of product on your brush and apply it just above the apples of your cheeks and sweep the remaining color inward, and then upwards toward your temples to diffuse the edges. Once you’ve blended everything in, you can build up the color as desired.
Alright, let’s get you some orange blush now, shall we?