5 Melanin-Friendly Blushes for Your Everyday Glow

beauty3 weeks ago


If you’re looking for pigmented blush that pops, check these out

Even though it feels like there’s a new beauty product to try once a week, it can be challenging to identify staple-worthy picks for your daily routine. This can be especially true if you have a deeper skin tone that not all products properly service. That’s where these highly pigmented blushes come into play.

For the perfect blush, we want a product that is blendable, buildable, and lasts all day long. Whether you prefer a balm, powder, cream, or liquid formula, one thing is for sure – you need a product with great, long lasting color payoff. Here are five highly rated and beloved blush formulas for dark and deep skin tones.

Juvia's Place

Blushed Liquid Blush

Juvia’s Place Blushed Liquid Blush

if you’ve seen this small but mighty blush go viral on tiktok, you know that a little goes a long way. it comes in 12 highly pigmented shades that complement deep skin tones and are both buildable and blendable. Juvia’s Place is black female owned, and offers tons of other beauty products perfect for deeper skin tones too!



Pat McGrath Labs

Divine Blush: Legendary Glow Colour Balm

Pat McGrath Divine Blush

it’s impossible to talk about incredible makeup without mentioning Pat McGrath — the makeup icon behind many of our favorite runway glam moments. in my experience, her products are high quality, skin friendly, and long lasting. the shade range for these balm formula blushes is limited to four options, but the glowy formula makes almost all of them universal.



Patrick Ta

Major Headlines Double-Take Crème & Powder Blush Duo

Patrick Ta Major Headlines Blush Duo

if you’re like to layer your blush, this cream and powder duo product is perfect for you! patrick ta’s line has been embraced by beauty lovers of all kinds, thanks to his pigmented formulas, and i love having two formulas in one case to create the perfect blended cheek without having to run through multiple products. this blush always sells out quickly, so get your favorite shade while it’s available and let me know what you think!



Rare Beauty

Soft Pinch Liquid Blush

rare beauty soft pinch liquid blush

if i had to pick one product from this list… this would be this one. i’ve been using the “love” shade of this blush religiously for over a year; it’s consistently a top-seller at sephora and i have no question as to why. highly pigmented, buildable, and shades that come in both radiant and matte finishes — you’ve undoubtedly seen viral videos of how just a dot will do the trick for a perfect flush of color, so it’s well worth the money!



Danessa Myricks

Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder Flushed

Danessa Myricks Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder

beyond being a black female owned, highly-pigmented product that comes in unique shades – the vegan formula of this blush blurs large pores and fine lines on your cheeks and lips… what’s better than that? it also includes hyaluronic acid for added skincare support.


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