For Black women, blush is so difficult to get right that many of us skip it altogether! Here, ESSENCE.com staffers find one that works on all their skin tones, from alabaster to mocha brown.
Nars Powder Blush in Taos ($27, sephora.com), a deep coral shade spiked with subtle golden shimmer, is truly universally flattering! The warm hue gives brown skin a gorgeous glow. J’adore.
“I love this blush. Such a beautiful pop of color on my cheeks — it gives that extra oomph!” — Shakyna, Digital Development Coordinator
“I love how this blush brightens up a face. I would definitely rock it for a night out.” — Yolanda, Entertainment Editor
“This blush is so radiant! I realized it worked on all skin tones when I used it on each of my friend’s multi-racial bridesmaids. The shade instantly wakes up any complexion.” — Tia, beauty editor
“I usually opt for Nars Blush in Orgasm but Taos is the perfect addition to my collection. Nars rocks!” — Angelique, Integrated Marketing Manager
“Nars Tao Blush has been my favorite product to try. It adds a nice dimension and pop of color to my face. I’d love to keep in my kit!”
— Zandile, Fashion Editor
“I love this blush! It perfectly enhances my cheeks and brings out my facial features — especially my dimples!”
— Stacia, Digital Sales Planning