Just as exact hair color varies widely among brunettes, skin tones differ, too -- from olive to very fair. In general, brown-tressed girls can wear more dramatic shades of blush than their blonde sisters can. Founder of thebeautygirl.com Nicole Pearl explains, "Brunettes can typically handle deeper and brighter shades such as mauve and hot pink. Revlon has a great cream blush, and the shade is called blushing mauve."
Denver-based makeup salon Simply Moore creates its own makeup line and personalizes each makeup item for the individual. The store agrees with Pearl and often uses mauve blush on brown-haired clients. Its staff also suggests a rose or even an ashy blush color for brunettes, depending on skin tone. Hair color matters, too: The darker the hair, the brighter the blush color that can be applied to highlight face features and bone structure. Simply Moore carries a dusty rose color, Trouble, for rich brunettes. Bobby Brown has three excellent choices, too; try the company's pale pink, peony or plum blushes.
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