Getting color right is key when it comes to choosing a blush: Rock a shade too bright and you’ll look like a clown. Choose a shade too deep and it’ll muddy up your complexion. We’ve all been at the home stretch of a semi-flawless makeup look only to ruin it by dusting an unforgiving shimmer on our cheeks. If you're a blush novice with no idea of where to start, we’ve sifted through the best blushes on the market to create this buffet of black-girl friendly options to choose from.
M.A.C. Cosmetics Sketch Blush
Apply this berry-colored blush on the hollows of cheeks for added dimension. $23, maccosmetics.com.