Brown and Blushin’ Series


I can’t tell yall how much I love blushes. I wish someone would have told me a long ago that a sista of a darker hue can rock them beautifully. Before then I was sellin’ myself short but now I am truly a believer. And I absolutely adore my little blush collection. It is perfect for a newbie because none of the colors look alike. I decided to start a series in which I will feature a blush that I think compliments my darker skinned sistas. Thanks for the emails that inspired me to come up with this series.

Stay tuned for the series’ updates.

What do you think? Can darker skinned women rock blushes beautifully? Any type of colors that you would like for me to review? Email me at

  • nywele

    I love blushes! I have my collection and yes WOC can rock blushes. I love what Iman said on her book: “forgot your amex, never leave your house without a blush”. She also said that it used to be difficult as AP Calculus but now it’s a breeze..

    can i list my favorites? well,i’ll go ahead. From Stila: fuschia flash and sweet flash color pushups as well as poppy color convertible.

    From Nars: Exhibit A and if i could afford more, I’d collect more blushes.

    From MAC. *pulls a chair, sit down darling*. I love the Sheertone Shimmer finish. I have most of them

    anyways, i’ll stop here. I am already hypoventilating since i looove blushes. Can you review pinks-plums blushes as well as applications? thanks:)

  • Brown Girl Gumbo

    OOOOH great post!! I LOVE blushes and bronzers. I absolutely think we dark-skinned beauties can rock blushes! It’s not even a question! :-)

    My favorites are Nars, Hard Candy, Wet n’ Wild and Jane Iredale. I don’t know the names off-hand, but they give me just the right amount of color. I like bronzy, peachy pinks!

    I can’t wait to read your upcoming reviews.

  • Afrodite

    OMG! Hell yes, black women can rock bluch and look hella fab. I think it has something to do with that naturral brown glow mixed with the rosiness blush can bring…

  • Anonymous

    I really don’t agree I think black women look fab in bronzer but the bright colors on dark skin women of color look a lil foolish I think it’s wise to stick with natural golden hues like Nars Lovejoy, Nars Serato or Becca Shimmer Powder in Odette

  • rmcandlelight

    I can’t wait for the reviews. I love pink, plums and corals.

  • SuzieC

    I’m with rmcandlelight on the pinks plums and corals. I love how they look on me. I have a couple of sculpting blushes from Revlon that are great. I think as long as you’re not heavy handed with them they look beautiful.

  • Divine Blackness

    Thanks sweets! Keep your thoughts, ideas and comin’ to the comment box and in my email box. I am keeping notes of everrrythiiing. And check this: I don’t currently own any plum blushes, so you know what that means? Gotta go check those out.

  • Virtuous Blue

    Definately can’t wait for the reviews. Like you, It wasn’t until recently (maybe the past year or so) that I really began to get into blush. It wasn’t that I didn’t like it before now, it just seemed to be a step that I always overlooked or forgot about in the make up application process. These days i’ll reach for blush before eyeshadow lol.

    I tend to rock a lil bit of everything. Light peach or pink for a subtle pop, bold pink or coral for a brightened flush, or a deep auburn or cranberry for warm definition & contouring.

    Here’s a link to an excerpt about blush from Color of Beauty by Iman & Tia Williams (which is a GREAT read btw). I think it’s quite helpful with determining the best hue for one’s complexion.


  • Twinkle Twinkle

    Absolutely we can rock blushes – Heck I think I have over 35….

  • AnyaPosh

    O yes we can! I rock a peachy blush and my tone is MAC’s NW 45.


    I used to just rock bronzer, but for the past month, I’ve been checking out blush. For my first buy I chose Smashbox’s Lights Up Trio 2. Its has pinkish/peach shades and I love it. I can’t wait to experiment more.

    I’m definitely looking forward to future Brown & Blushin’ posts!