Our Top Blushers for Asian Skin
Blushers are one of the easiest types of makeup to buy, because of their tendency to suit any and every skin tone if applied correctly. That said, there are some which really stand out for their suitability towards Asian skin tones. Here are our avourite blushers for Asian skin. Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush This is one of the best blushers out there, and you would be hard done by to find a better one, especially one that is as affordable. These blushers by Bourjois have a lovely, mild fragrance with superb longevity, and a very wide range of shades too. You can choose between matte and shimmery finishes. The brush included isn't great but the thought to include it is appreciated. My favourite shade is Cendre de Rose Brune which is a matte, medium pink; it looks like the perfect natural flush on Asian skin tones.
Priced at £7.99
Max Factor Creme Puff Blush This is a take on the cult classic Creme Puff Face Powder. It comes in a range of medium shades which each comprise of two intertwining colours, to create a multi-dimensional effect. These are long lasting and have a medium pigmentation that can be toned down or built up with ease. The best shade for Asian skin tones is Gorgeous Berries - plum and berry hues are suited so well to Asian skin tones, and can look both natural and dramatic at the same time.
Priced at £8.99
Bobbi Brown Blush Now this is an exceptional blush. I have tried several from the range and have found them to be extremely pigmented, so much so that you have to apply it with a very light hand. This means they last for ages and present good value for money. Bobbi’s blushers last the entire day and are fragrance-free. I really like the fact they is completely and utterly matte.
Priced at £19.50
Bourjois Little Round Pot Cream Blush This is the cream version of the Bourjois' Powder Blushers, which applies as a cream but dries as a powder. It comes in a mere handful of shades however the shades are universally flattering and seem to adapt depending on the skin tone they are applied to. The longevity is not quite as good as the powder version but what I do like is that it can actually be applied with a brush, unlike many cream blushers, which is great for those who don't like applying blush with their fingers.
Priced at £7.99
Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush This product comes in several shades, although superficially most would seem too light for women of colour. However the colour translates well and the blush seems to light up and give radiance to any complexion. It has a very floral and powdery fragrance which would definitely excite fragrance lovers.
Priced at £45.00
Makeup Academy Blushers These blushers are ideal for those on a budget. The formulation is good and quite pigmented, and although the packaging and look of them aren't really impressive, it is only £1 and ideal for those starting out, on a tight budget or wanting to experiment with shades before committing to more costly blushers. There isn’t a vast range of shades but I have tested those available and think they are pretty on Asian skin tones.
Priced at £1.00
Urban Decay New Afterglow 8-Hour Powder Blushers These little babies are very exciting, if not for the actual quality and pigmentation, but for the intriguing and unique range of shades available. Most brands fill up their shade range with hues of pink and red, however Urban Decay have included a variety, including different types of purple, orange, red, magenta, pink and brown. Purple in particular is surprisingly easy to wear on Asian skin tones. These blushes come in a range of finishes and don’t quit until you do.
Priced at £19.00
No7 Natural Cream Blush This is a smooth and creamy blusher that boasts a silky texture, which feels as natural as a second skin when applied. Like Bourjois' Cream Blushers, these too can be applied with a brush. Most cream blushers require a stippling brush to get a decent payoff but No7’s version is extremely versatile to use and can be applied with a regular blush brush. It's fragrance free and lasts for hours and hours. There’s a very limited selection of shades, but I have tested the majority and feel they flatter Asian skin tones very well.
Priced at £8.00
So the future looks rosey for Asian ladies who love makeup.