Beauty 911! Finding A Purple Blush

I had someone ask me again for recommendations on a purple blush. Purples and plums are great on women of color with darker skin tones if worn correctly. Problem is, there are not many companies that make an all out purple blush. So what do you do? Give up? Why? Especially when you can make your own! Here are two recommendations to make due and still come out with a purple blush.

First things first, I know there have been a few purple blushes out and about in the past, like MAC’s Sakura from the Quite Cute Collection and MAC Vintage Grape Ombre, but those shades are LE, meaning they are sold today, gone tomorrow and they may never come back. So we have to find other solutions.

1. Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream- there are three shades that can be used. Shades 17(plum), 18 (mauve) , and 19(purple).  I would suggest using a stippling brush for a flawless application

2. MAC Pigment- In my book, the MAC pigment is by far one of the most versatile products on the market. So many uses and so much product in one tiny jar! Try Grape or Violet for the perfect purple look.  Because the MAC pigment is a loose powder, use a powder brush to apply

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Aprill, also known as The Fairy Glammother is a beauty blogger and lover of all things beauty. She is the blogger behind Glitter.Gloss.Garbage which shares new beauty products and tips!

  • Socialite Dreams

    isadora at walgreens makes one, very pretty. there's also breadth of plum by mac

  • Purple blush is the hardest thing to find in all of cosmeticland. I’m not exactly classified as a woman of color, but I love a good purple or violet blush and it’s rarely done right. What you mention are what I’ve found, too. I’ve tried others that say they’re violet or purple just to find they are actually a basic rose. I’ve tried eyeshadows but they rarely apply well as blushes. This is my elusive unicorn. 🙂

  • La Femme Grape and Purple Passion are great for dark skin. Affordable and pro formulated as well.

  • Julz

    Make Up Forever Blush/Eyeshadow in #92!! gorgeous as a blush and eyeshadow! And I know Illamasqua has some badass ones too 😉

  • NikiD40

    Another company that has nice purple blushes is Ben Nye: Passion Purple; Purple Haze and Grapevine — all are matte; and I agree with the person's comment La Femme's Blush in Purple Passion is beautiful but my favorite is Plum Frost and Golden Sunset.

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