Orange is the new black, even in beauty

It’s officially the season of orange—and we’re not just talking about Halloween, where Pumpkin Spice Lattes and pumpkin-everything reigns supreme—even on skin-care products. Orange is also taking over makeup palettes—particularly, with blushes. According Refinery29, “Pinterest searches and saves for orange blush are up an enormous 250 percent year on year, especially in Japan, where the trend is reigning supreme at the moment.”

If you’re iffy to replace your traditional pink blushes with this bold color, don’t be. It’s surprisingly wearable. Trust us, you won’t look like a pumpkin. Check out some of our picks that’ll give your cheeks a natural-looking glow.

Too Cool For School Jelly Blusher in Apple Red

Don’t be fooled by the name. This Apple Red shade is actually more of a soft coral. The Jelly Blusher is a soft and marshmallow-textured creamy blush. It provides a subtle and healthy look without caking, so you can achieve that natural flush for the no-makeup makeup look. Available in Glorietta 3.

Sleek Makeup Blush in Coral

This intensely-pigmented formula by Sleek MakeuP has a matte finish that gives off an even, dewy radiant glow. Use this to soften strong features by adding warmth and color to your cheeks. This coral shade is especially perfect for those with darker complexion. Available in Freyja, Glorietta 2.

Nyx Ombre Blush in Soft Flush

Nyx’s new gradient blush is inspired by the ombré trend.This formula features two colors blended into one coordinated shade combo that promises to treat your cheeks to a radiant flush of color. Soft Flush is a perfect summer shade that sits between coral and peach. Available on Shoppee PH.

Fenty Beauty Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Chili Mango

The Shimmer Skinsticks is a makeup stick in a long-lasting, light shimmer formula that’s so versatile, you can actually use it to highlight, blush, enhance, and bronze(!) It’s available in 10 different colors, but we recommend you try Chili Mango, which is a warm orange with a pearl finish. Available on Sephora PH.

Nars Blush in Taj Mahal

With a superfine powder formula for a supple & sheer look, this blush by Nars creates a natural, healthy shine for different skin tones. It’s a winner for its weightless texture that blends easily with each application. The Taj Mahal shade is more of a burnt orange with a gold shimmer for that perfect warm glow. Available in Adora, Greenbelt 5.

Wet n Wild MegaGlo Blush Stick in Peach Bums

This is a favorite for its quality given its affordable price.It melts into the skin smoothly, and very long-lasting. The Peach Bums is a gorgeous color with a very nice soft sheen that gives a natural flush. The end effect is glowy without being too glittery. Available in Watsons, SM Makati.


Art by Marian Hukom

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