When Black women choose blush, we always seem to go for the obvious choice—berries and deep pinks. But top celebrity makeup artists like Sam Fine agree that shades in the peach family—corals, melons, tangerines—give brown skin the most natural-looking, radiant glow. Especially in the summertime! From Regina King to Brandy, here are our favorite peachy-cheeked celebs, and the products that’ll give you the look at home.
Zoe Saldana glows in a pop of peach blush.
LORAC Baked Matte Satin Blush in Plush ($24) is a soft, pale coral hue that flatters all brown skin tones.
Sanaa Lathan’s tangerine lips and matching cheeks give her a sunny, summery sheen.
Katerina Graham’s sheer melon blush is the perfect compliment to her shocking, mossy green eyeshadow.
Stila One Step PrimeColor in Capri Coral ($22) is an ultra-blendable eye, lip, and cheek shade that’s easy to apply (simply use fingers!) and won’t budge or crease all day.
Tatiana Ali goes for a natural-looking finish with her subtle, coral-kissed cheeks.
In full Sasha Fierce mode, Beyonce strikes a pose with silvery eyeshadow and peachy-bronze blush.
Using a fluffy brush to blend the ribbons of color, Cargo BeachBlush in Coral Beach ($28) gives cheeks a sexy shot of melon shimmer.
Brandy gets her glow on with faux lashes, sheer lips and major orange blush. Try Nars Blush in Exhibit A ($26).
Tracee Ellis Ross blends peach blush on the apples of her cheeks for a demure, flirty flush.