Currently Lovin’: Cool-Toned Pink Blushes

With a skin tone like mine (MAC NC30 with strong yellow undertones), you'd think I'd try to stay away from cool-toned, blue-based pink blushes. But nope! For some reason I'm always attracted to them. I think they add a pop of color in the most unusual way to my complexion and more often than not I look more alive in them! Let me show you a few of my favorite cool-toned pink blushes that are currently in my rotation! :D

Dior Rosy Glow Healthy Glow Awakening Blush

Rosy Glow Healthy Glow
Awakening Blush

US$44 | Nordstrom
Why I love it:
The “cool” thing about this blush is that the color “self-adjusts” to your body chemistry! The scary bright, barbie doll color seen in the pan actually transforms to a nice shade of medium pink on my cheeks that surprisingly does not clash with my complexion at all. I have 001 Petal which goes on matte with a buildable color payoff. Read my full review here.

YSL Blush Voluptè Heart Of Light Powder Blush

Blush Voluptè Heart Of
Light Powder Blush

US$47 | Sephora
Why I love it:
This one is a great option for those starting to experiment with cool-toned pink blushes since the color payoff is much more subtle (but buildable) and wearable. Shown here is a Light 03 shade which has a shimmery peachy pink block surrounded by a matte purple-tinged pink. The effect is soft and sweet, plus, it has such a nice floral scent, too! Read my full review here.

NARS Gaiety Blush

Powder Blush

US$30 | Sephora
Why I love it:
Gaiety is the most pigmented and most barbie-doll pink of the three. But don't let the bright color fool you since it is easier to wear than it looks! It can be applied subtly for a more wearable/work-appropriate effect if you start small with a light hand and a loose-bristled brush. It has some ultra fine shimmer in the formula but on the skin, it appears mostly matte.

What about you? Do you normally wear this type of pink on your cheeks?

Tags from the story
, , , ,
Join the Conversation


  1. says: Lily

    Rosy Glow is very bright on my cheeks and it gives my complexion that instant lift. I have all sorts of pinks in my collection but my favourite cool pink is still this Dior one :-)

  2. says: Jeannie

    Gaiety is one of my favourite blushes too! It’s summer in Australia now so I’m currently leaning towards my warmer toned blushes, but I prefer cooler-toned blushes in general.

    1. says: Jaa

      Yeah! I know I’m not the only one who likes this type of blush! Summer you say? Oh how I loooooooooooong for summer…

    1. says: Jaa

      It’s my very first cool-toned pink blush and still remains one of my favorites of all time! :) I hope you decide to give it a try soon!

  3. says: Erin

    I think the YSL is my favorite. Even though I’m cool toned I prefer slightly warm toned and neutral blush. It brings a little life back into my face and balances out the other cool tones I wear and my skin.

  4. says: Dee

    Love that the Dior “Self adjusts”! I normally dont go for these colours because Im so yellow toned but I do have one which is almost identical to Gaiety in my stash from a local brand here. Its nice for when Im in the mood for it but I dont use it enough!

Leave a comment
Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *