How to Pick a Blush Color Over 50? – A Simple Guide for Glowing Mature Skin!

by Stephanie Yankova

The first signs of aging usually show on our face, because it is always exposed to external factors such as UV light and wind. This causes the epidermis to thin over time, which makes your face appear more pale. This is where blush comes into play. It helps bring back the color in your face and instantly gives you a youthful, healthy glow! But with so many brands, colors, and formulas, it’s inevitable for women to wonder how to pick a blush color that will suit them. We know the struggle, and we have the solution!  

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Should Mature Women Wear Powder or Cream Blush?

The split between these two formulas usually goes as follows: women who do their makeup with brushes generally tend to prefer using powder blush. Inversely, those who do their makeup with their hands reach for the cream or stick formulas. The powder performs better when you do matte makeup, while the creamy product has a more skin-like appearance, which is a better choice for a natural “no makeup” look.

Powder blush is the enemy of mature skin, and I’ll tell you why. There are no moisturizing ingredients in powders, therefore they dry up the skin and increase the visibility of fine lines. This will make you appear much older, which is not the effect we’re going for.

Cream blush, on the other hand, is much more hydrating and will give you that rejuvenating glow you’re aiming for.

Note: If you have oily skin, I suggest you take a look at your skincare products before you reach for the powder. Using the right moisturizing serums for mature skin will allow it to maintain healthy pH levels, and reduce the overproduction of sebum. The powder blush will dry the skin and clog your pores. As a result, the dehydrated skin will be forced to produce more oil, because it naturally tries to correct itself.

How to Pick a Blush Color Over 50?

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To choose a blush, you need to consider your skin tone and undertone. If you don’t wear foundation, the undertone will be much more visible, meaning that the color of the blush should correspond with it. There are 3 types of undertones: cool (red, pink), warm (yellow), and neutral (green). Match the color of the blush with it if you want to complement your natural skin. Those with underlying neutral hues have a combination of the two, so they suit every blush color.

Here’s how to make your pick based on your skin tone:

  • Fair – Your skin is almost paper-like, with either a neutral or pink-hued undertone. You best suit a radiant pink shade or a very light peach color with shimmer. (Check Max Factor Miracle Pure Cream Blush in the shade ‘Radiant Rose’ and Kulfi Mehndi Moment Long-Lasting Radiant Cream Blush in the shade Garland Glow.)
  • Medium – Your skin is slightly tanned, with a yellow-ish undertone. Your best match is a coral blush. (Check Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush in the shade ‘Joy’.)
  • Olive – Your skin has either a warm or neutral undertone. You would look best with a berry shade blush. (Check MAKE Heat Stroke in the shade ‘Stimulated’.)
  • Dark – Your skin has warm, golden hies, so the most suitable blush colors for you would be vibrant orange or berry reds. (Check Charlotte Tilbury Matte Beauty Blush Wand in ‘Dream Pop’ and Glossier Cloud Paint in the shade ‘Dawn’.)

Read also: What’s the Makeup That Makes You Look Older at 50?


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