Look for the brightest pink POSSIBLE, my friends.
I admit that when I see bright, punchy, Barbie pink I think “spring” or “summer”. I’m usually drawn to warmer, softer, and more “nude” shades in the winter. And while those are still a great option for so many skin tones, if you are looking to wake your face up this season look for a shade of blush that resembles a Bubble Tape package.
A few of my very favorite blush brands are Milani, Tarte, and Nars. I must admit that Charlotte Tilbury blushes I’ve tried left a little to be desired.
Milani Baked Blush in Dolce Pink is bright with a little bit of radiance as well! Tarte’s Dollface from their Amazonian Clay 12 Hour collection, is a cooler toned Barbie pink. NARS “desire” blush is seriously bold but I imagine a subtle swipe of it on the apples of your cheeks will look stunning.
My only reminder to you is this: if you are planning on wearing red or orange-based lipstick, skip the punchy pink blush! It won’t create a cohesive look on your face. Instead, when wearing red lipstick, try just doubling up on bronzer for a little cheek definition without using a competing color!