Dark Girl: Hot Pink Blush

I broke down the reasons us Beautifully Brown gals should rock orange blush. So now, let me put you on to hot pink blush. So many of my darker girls don’t understand how striking hot pink blush looks on our skin. Why hot pink? I feel like (and I could be wrong) hot pink blush gives us this uber, sexy flirtatious look that mauves just can’t pull off. Of course, mauves are amazing. Put it this way: mauve blush is that friend you can pretty much take any and everywhere and you know she’ll get along with everyone and work the room. Hot pink blush is that friend you only take to parties and clubs, but it’s okay because you know you’ll always have a fabulous time.

What I wore:

Here, I’m wearing e.l.f cosmetics blush in Diva. It’s super potent (seriously, less than a dime size would be enough for both cheeks). It’s almost like a melted lipstick consistency, making it long lasting, but super bright.

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How I pulled it off:

Again, I created a good face of makeup using my favorite foundation and concealer. I kept a cat-eye, added a lash and rocked a barely-there nude lip. I let the blush be the star of the show. If you don’t want to do a lash, add at least 2 to 3 coats of mascara to give yourself that dramatic, yet simple eye.

When applying, start with the least amount at first. Then, look at yourself close to a window. You’ll want to see what it looks like in natural sunlight. Use your dominant hand’s middle finger to apply the blush on the apple of your cheek. Want to go dramatic? Sweep the blush upward from your cheeks to your temples for that Grace Jones affect.

Great hot pink blushes:

e.l.f. HD Blush in Diva ($3.80, ELF Cosmetics)

NYX Cosmetics Cream Blush in Hot Pink ($6.99, Ulta.com)

Chosungah 22 So Tiny Lip and Cheek color ($14, Sephora)