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Easy Spring Lip & Cheek Pairings

Spring is officially here and so is the time to pop out your beautiful bright colors. The most popular way to play with spring shades in makeup is with lipstick. A nice pop of color on the lips is go-to for spring but what blush do you pair that fun spring lipstick shade with? Here are a few spring blush and lipstick pairings.

But, first some tips. It’s been said to pair your lipstick with a blush in the same color family, but be careful not to look too matchy-matchy. You want the pairing to compliment each other and not fight for attention. The rule I follow is this one: with a bright lipstick shade use a toned down blush and vice versa. Another good tip is for someone who is not comfortable with color but wants to dip their toes into the world of color, is to apply a really light layer of both lipstick and blush to create a pretty flush of color. Both lipstick & blush shades will be wearable but still, have that spring feel to it.

Now onto the pairings.


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Peaches have been trending for a while now, and with good reason. A nice peachy hue screams spring. Pairing a peachy nude lipstick like 100 Percent Pure in Sandstone with a peach blush such as Red Apple Lipstick’s Tango works nicely for many skin tones. These two will give a pretty hint of peach without being too much.


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Melons & Corals

Coral is a mixture of orange and pink in one and a melon shade is softer and both are great for spring. Pairing a blush like 100% Percent Pure in Pink Melon with a coral lip shade like 100% Percent Pure in Melontini also makes a perfect match without being too matchy. If you want a more subtle blush to pair with a coral/melon lipstick shade, try Teri Miyahira Beauty lip color in Radiance. This is also a great color to pair with a fun bright lipstick since it is a toned down peachy pink shade.


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Raspberries & Purples

A juicy raspberry shade looks beautiful on any skin tone. Juice Beauty’s raspberry pink cream blush in the shade Peony is one that can be worn as a hint of color or layered on for a more pigmented application. Pairing a shade like Peony with a deeper raspberry and slightly purple, yet still bright enough for spring such as Elate Cosmetics lipstick in Wild is a great match as they are both in the same color family.


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A pink hue on the lips and/or cheeks is a classic look with a touch of spring. Achieve this look with a warm pink with a hint of coral lipstick such as Red Apple Lipstick’s Twist N Pout and a blush such as Sappho’s blush in Emma which is a warm peachy pink which can also look a bit mauve depending on your skin color.

You can’t go wrong with pinks for spring, right. These last two pairings work for both spring and summer.


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Hot Pinks

A great way to pair a hot pink lipstick shade with a pink blush is to keep the blush at a minimum. Spela Cosmetics lip color in Spin is a bold cool tone pink that would pair perfectly with a pink blush like Teri Miyahira Beauty’s Aspire. At first glance, it can seem like a bit much. But, applying only a hint of the blush can make these two bright pinks work very well. Pick up a tiny bit of the blush with a brush and tap off the excess, apply, and don’t forget to blend! Applying just a small amount of a bright pink blush adds a flush of color that won’t compete with the hot pink lip.


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Bright Orange

For a bright orange lip shade, a nude or bronzey blush works best to keep the focus on the lips yet still have a bit of color on the cheeks. A good example of a bright orange is 100% Percent Pure’s lip color in the shade Hibiscus or Youngblood Cosmetics lip color in the shade Fever. A good blush for this type of lip shade is Physician’s Formula blush in the shade Natural which is a nude beige shade. I also love Ere Perez bronze shade blush in My Blush with a subtle shimmer used as a blush would pair really nicely with an orange shade of this magnitude.


Secret Tip

Lastly, you can also just cheat and use your lipstick as a blush for a quick no fuss look. Apply a light layer of your favorite spring lipstick with your fingers on your cheeks and blend by dabbing. Of course, you can always make your own pairings, my favorite is a pink lip with peachy cheeks.


Let your imagination take over and have fun with color! Have fun and good luck!

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