12 Of The Best Blushers For Olive Skin Tones

From Laura Mercier to Hourglass, shop the prettiest powders and complexion-enlivening cremes that are guaranteed to enhance olive-toned skin in a flick of the wrist.

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Thanks to its green undertones, olive skin is tricky to make-over, especially when it comes to hunting down the perfect blush. If you find yourself being sent off with a 'one-shade-suits-all' pastel pink each time you hit the beauty counter, you're not alone, but, shopping the right colour need no longer be a nightmare.

1. Burberry Skin Light Glow in Coral Pink

Faking a natural, post-gym glow has never been easier thanks to Burberry's Skin Glow which is packed with silicones and wild rose extract to lock in your skin's moisture. It isn't subtle, but it is very pretty.

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Burberry, £29

2. Blush Prodige Illuminating Cheek Colour in Rose Wood

Olive skin can sometimes look a tad dull, so sweep this picture-perfect powder blush over the cheeks to mask all traces of a draining week with a fresh, ethereal radiance.

Clarins, £27

3. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Dim Infusion

For that highlighter-meets-blush flush, swirl your brush all over Hourglass' shimmer-splashed, baked powder. Undoubtably the most Instagram-worthy buy your beauty kit will ever see.

Hourglass, £32

4. Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow in Tansoleil

Those with deeper olive tones will adore this light-as-air cream blush which lends skin a post-holiday radiance.

Space NK, £21

5. Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Tender Mauve

Muted mauves work so well with olive skin and this Laura Mercier offering ticks all of the boxes. Yes, it's a pressed powder, but the result is a sheer and delicate wash of colour.

Space NK, £21.50

6. Ciate Blush Pop in Darling

Simply press Ciate's Blush Pop on to the apples of your cheeks for a dash of dewy colour. It won't slip off by the time you reach the office, promise.

Ciate, £16

7. NARS Outlaw Blush

If you find that Orgasm is much too pink for your olive complexion, opt for Outlaw, instead. The deeper tone enlivens cheeks and the staying power is second to none.

NARS, £23

8. Daniel Sandler Watercolour Creme in Sunset Blush

Don't let the word 'watercolour' fool you. This creme is luxurious and meshes with bare skin beautifully, plus, it won't make a hole in your foundation base. Finish the look with a sweep of carbon black mascara.

Daniel Sandler, £15.50

9. bareMinerals Blush in Beauty

This absorbs any face grease without being too heavy. Just be sure to tap the excess off of your brush to avoid a painted on look.

bareMinerals, £20

10. Estee Lauder Pure Colour Blush in Pink Kiss

For a pinched, petal-like finish that will brighten your olive skin in seconds, gently pat this along your cheekbones with a fluffy blusher brush and blend up to the temples.

Estee Lauder, £29

11. Urban Decay Afterglow in Fetish

Complement green undertones with a touch of Fetish. It blends seamlessly and can double up as an eye shadow to enhance deep brown eyes.

Urban Decay, £19

12. Benefit CORALista

A staple inside every make-up artist's kit, benefit's stunning soft coral hue boasts a touch of shimmer so you can skip the highlighter altogether. Perfect for those with light and dark olive tones.

Benefit, £23.50

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