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Orange Blush Is Fall’s Next Big Makeup Trend

Shop our eight favorite formulas before they sell out.

orange blush trend
Meagan Wilson
Blush is the most underrated beauty product, in my not-so-humble opinion, when it should really be the MVP of your makeup kit. If, like me, you roll of out bed and find a sleepy gremlin staring back at you in the mirror, a little bit of color on your cheeks can light up your entire face in a way that loads of foundation or concealer just cannot. I back blush 100 percent. So when I saw this image on my Instagram feed recently, I immediately sent it to our beauty director with about a thousand exclamation points. Orange blush is having a moment!

Rose and pink shades will always be classic for blush, but if you feel devastated over summer’s end and your fading sun-kissed glow like I do, then orange blush is your new best friend. Sure, a bright tangerine powder or cream can look daunting on its own, but after you apply it to a freshly moisturized complexion, it’ll add warmth to your cheeks without having to pile on bronzer. I will say that it’s not exactly foolproof; a lighter touch is essential. But dust a fine layer on the mid-to-top of your cheekbones with a fluffy brush (or a Beautyblender if you prefer a cream formula), and you’ll look refreshed, tanned, and positively glowy. Bonus points for adding a shimmery highlight on top.

Check out the eight best orange blushes on the market below!

Dior Rouge Blush in Stand Out: I’m a fan of the shimmery finish on Dior’s Rouge blush, especially for evening, when I want a more dramatic effect.
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