We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Advertiser Disclosure
Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
How We Make Money
We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently of our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

How Do I Choose the Best Blush for Men?

By Erin J. Hill
Updated May 21, 2024
Our promise to you
BeautyAnswered is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At BeautyAnswered, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject-matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

The best blush for men will depend on a wide range of factors. Men who don't want it to be apparent that they are wearing makeup should probably choose shades that are much lighter and less noticeable than those who want it to be a bit more obvious. In both cases it is a good idea to choose colors that go well with your skin tone so that you look natural and radiant rather than covered in makeup. The exception to this rule is if you are looking for costume makeup, as this would probably be much darker than your natural shades.

One factor to consider when choosing blush for men is the purpose of the makeup. If you are looking for blush that will brighten your face in a natural way, you should go with lighter colors that will not be apparent against your skin. Shades in this category will include light pinks and tans. By using lighter shades, you can create the appearance of a naturally bright or bronzed skin tone without making it obvious that you are wearing makeup.

There are some cosmetics companies that sell specific blush for men. These products are usually sold in shades which are already lighter and less noticeable than those sold to women. If you can't find these or you don't want to pay the price, since they can be more expensive, you can choose any blush aimed at women if it's in the right shade.

Aside from the brightness and strength of the shade you choose, it is also important that any blush for men match your natural sin tone. If you have fair skin, it is probably best that you go with pink or neutral shades to avoid giving your face an orange tone. Olive skin tones or those with naturally tan skins should stick with tans and orange shades. If you have very dark skin, you can use reds and much darker shades.

When applying blush, make sure you use only what you need. Apply it using upward strokes to the apples of your cheeks. You should also remember to use the correct type of blush brush when doing the application.

The main exception to these rules when choosing a blush for men is in the case of needing costume makeup. In this case, the right choice would be dependent on the type of costume you are choosing and the shades necessary to pull it off. Using a liquid or gel blush rather than powder may allow you to customize your look.

BeautyAnswered is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Discussion Comments
BeautyAnswered, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

BeautyAnswered, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.