The Best Blush for Mature Skin (2022)

The main difference between a young face and an older one is not the number of wrinkles (well that too) but the loss of something called ‘the” luminance of contrast.” Translation, your skin begins to lose its natural glow and radiance as you get older. Skin tone becomes more uneven and brows, eyes, lips, and especially cheeks all lose color and become less defined. Let’s talk about The Best Blush for Mature Skin.

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I penned the original of this post back in 2019 and decided it was time for an update. You will find the original comments at the bottom of the comment section. I have combination skin and am still prone to the occasional breakout at 67. It has taken me a while to ditch the powder for cream. I have a current favorite and have tried many on my original list. A few remain but many have changed. I am not an expert, I rely on the research of those who are. I have done my research and am sharing my findings with you.

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Most of us don’t look like teenagers like my friend Mary Ann of Classic Casual Home, but the right blush can help us get that glow back (or most of it). I know many of us harbor visions of those “older” ladies that “over imbibed”. None of us want to look like that. Let’s talk about what we can do to look our best, and how to choose the right blush.

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Before you go out and spend a lot of money on blush, you need to find out what your skin undertone is. According to makeup artist Tiffany Laurence, “Skin tone can change over time for a variety of reasons, but undertones remain constant (yes, even when you tan). Understanding your undertone is the difference between a flawless makeup application and looking too made-up.” According to the experts, there are three undertone colors: warm, cool, and neutral.

  • Warm: If the base tone of your skin is yellow or gold, you have warm undertones.
  • Cool: If you see hints of blue, pink or red, then you have cool undertones.
  • Neutral: If there’s a mixture of both warm and cool hues, or your undertone is the same color as your actual skin color, then you fall into the neutral category.

Supposedly if you look at the veins on the inside of your wrist and they are greenish you have warm undertones. If they are bluish you have cool undertones. To be honest, I can’t tell with my own, but my veins are not very prominent.

Let’s take a look at some of the beautiful women who have been featured on Ageless Style, the series Elizabeth (the vintage contessa) and I do once a month. Elizabeth is a natural beauty. You might not know it but she can get ready in a flash but she always has a rosy glow.

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Most experts agree that when comes to blush, it’s best to stick with a cream formula. It looks more natural, and it’s less likely to settle into those lovely fine lines and creases. As we age it becomes harder for us to maintain a good moisture level due to the environment, menopause, and the whole aging process.

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The beautiful Sandra Sallin of Apart from My Art. I want to be like Sandra when I grow up. She always looks polished and her makeup is never overdone. If you follow Sandra on Instagram here and Youtube here, she offers a lot of great makeup tips for women over 50 and beyond.

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Video: Easy ANTI-AGING BLUSHER Application Tutorial / Over 50 / Mature Skin (LOOK YOUNGER with this tip)

Image Consultant Brenda Kinsel was a master at attaining that natural rosy glow and she always sported a companion red lip. You can still find all of Brenda’s wonderful tips on her blog.


The colors you choose and the technique that works for you can be a personal thing. The idea is to strive for the most natural fresh flush that will remain soft and balmy on your skin all day. Here is a roundup of some of the best blush options for mature skin and why the skincare gurus love them

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Nars The Multiple

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Why They Love It

A multipurpose stick for eyes, cheeks, lips, and body. Its unique lightweight, the cream-to-powder formula blends effortlessly to provide sheer allover color, shimmering accents, contours, and dynamic highlights for all skin tones. This is a much loved option. I personally could not find a color that suited me


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Why They Love It

This one is really pricey but is much loved

  • Argan Oil and Illuminating Hydro-Wrap Complex deliver moisture to skin for a soft, supple look and feel.
  • Light Diffusing Powder and Pure Chromatic Pigment create a natural-looking finish with vivid color

Milk Makeup Lip and Cheek Stick

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Why They Love It

A hydrating, multi-use lip and cheek color stick fortified with mango butter and avocado oil. This is my absolute favorite. I have been using this for a couple of years. I love the color flip.


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Why They Love It

A compact with two complementary blush formulas that give you full, bold color one powder and one creme.

Patented Biomimetic Pigments: Mirror the skin’s ceramide structure, ensuring adhesion, true color, and the most natural finish.
– Micronized Pigments: Provide even, flawless payoff, a luminous finish, and extended wear.

Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush

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Why They Love It

A Clean multipurpose blush stick that contains soothing ingredients that work to balance moisture. It is free of

  • sulfates, phthalates, parabens, petrochemicals, mineral oil, silicone and talc; also free of PEGs and synthetic fragrances
  • Cruelty-free
  • Made in Italy

Laura Mercier

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Why They Love It

Another Soft, crème to powder cheek color, for a natural blush, look for those who can’t ditch the powder.

Fenty Beauty Cream Blush

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Why They Love It

Claims to be non-greasy, sweat and water-resistant, and impossible to overdo. Cruelty free, andinstantly melts into skin for a wash of color and natural-looking flush in 10 easy-to-use, sheer shades.

This blush is formulated with nourishing minerals to provide a soft wash of just-blushed, subtle and natural color. It is Paraben-free; sulfate-free; phthalate-free; mineral oil-free.

Ilia Multi Stick

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Why They Love It

A versatile tint for on-the-go application with the hydrating properties of avocado oil, vitamin E and organic cocoa.

Maybe the most popular favorite

Bobbi Brown Pot de Rouge

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Why They Love It

Multitasking cream color for lips and cheeks. Drier skin types are advised to moisturize first.

You might also enjoy these helpful links for more in-depth information on the best blushes for Mature Skin and how to apply them.

Beauty by Hollie has a great post on Drug Store brands here.

Video: How To Apply Cream Blush Over 50 | Makeup 101

Best Cream Blush for Women Over 50-Sharing a Journey

Editorialist Best Creme Blushes

Best Creme Blushes of 2022-Town and Country

The Best Cream Blushes for 2022-WWD

Prime Women How to Apply and Which Blush to Buy

Best Cream Blushes of all Time Harpers Bazaar

Best Blush for Mature Skin and How to Apply It Huff Post

Rank and Style Best Blush for Mature Skin

Five Best Anti-Aging Blushes

For more budget-friendly options here are some of the favorites for under twenty dollars.

Here are some articles that might help you if you are looking for a great blush at a good price:

Stylecraze-13 Best Drugstore Blushes

Video: Blush, Bronzer, and Highlighter for Mature Skin | #StayHome with Sephora


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Whew, that was a long post. I can’t tell you how many hours I spent researching this particular post. I am determined to disperse more information about products for women our age because I know how hard it is to sift through or even find the relevant information. All products will be linked below along with their prices. I would love it if you would use the affiliate links above or below to make your purchase so I can continue to provide you with detailed posts like these.

If you missed my other posts about makeup tips and tricks for women over fifty you might enjoy

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What color blush makes you look younger?

"The key to looking fresh is using a cream blush—it's more blendable," Brooke says. Warm shades with a hint of pink or rose gold in them work best for most skin tones.

How do you apply blush to a mature face?

Easy ANTI-AGING BLUSHER Application Tutorial / Over 50 ...

What is the most natural looking blush?

The 5 Best Natural-Looking Blushes (Ever)
  • NARS Blush in Reckless ($30): the perfect blush for pale babes. ...
  • Maybelline Fit Me Blush in Medium Nude : amazing on medium and olive skin tones. ...
  • Lancome Blush Subtil in Aplumb : for deep-complected darlings. ...
  • Clinique Cheek Pop in Pink Pop: for the daring.
Jul 9, 2015

Is cream or powder blush better for mature skin?

Cream blush is great for mature skin, as powder blushes can settle into fine lines and creases and can give your skin a dry and cakey appearance. Cream blushes can be more hydrating and complimentary to mature skin, and they are great for those “no-makeup makeup” looks.

Is cream blush better than powder blush?

When it comes to an elaborate or professional makeup look, powder wins every time. It stays in place and allows you or your makeup artist more precision in application. However, for a natural or summer look, cream blush is your best bet. It's light, doesn't feel heavy and looks great over BB cream.

Where to put blush to make you look younger?

Quick Blush Tips to Look Younger #shorts - YouTube

Which brand is best for blush?

We all like a pop of colour that makes our cheeks look radiant and healthy and blushers are a great way to achieve that. Blush adds a dash of colour and subtle glow to your skin.
List of the Top 10 Blush Brands in India
  • Lakme.
  • Colorbar.
  • Revlon.
  • Maybelline.
  • L'Oreal Paris.
  • MAC.
  • Sugar.
  • Coloressence.
May 17, 2018

How do you make your old eyes look younger?

Below are five of the beauty industry's top tips on how to keep your eye area looking fresh as your age.
  1. Apply Eye Cream Morning AND Night. Cle de Peau Enhancing Eye Contour Cream Supreme. ...
  2. Include a Mask In Your Regimen. ...
  3. Invest In a Concealer.
Mar 12, 2019

Where do you apply blush over 60?

Makeup After 60: The Secret to Applying Blush and Bronzer

How do you apply blush to sagging cheeks?

How to apply blush correctly, Instant face lift - Elle Leary Artistry - YouTube

Does blush make you look older?

Though you often hear that highlighting your cheekbones with a little color can accent your bone structure, putting your blush too high can actually add years to your face. "Sweeping stripes of blush all the way up the cheekbone to the temple is a sure way to show your age.

What blush looks good on everyone?

The most universally flattering, can't-go-wrong blush shade? Peach. "Anybody can put on peach blush and look fantastic," says Ciucci (which is why you'll see this shade as a pick for multiple skin tones). On fair skin, peach is especially flattering if your complexion has yellow undertones.

How do I pick the right shade of blush?

For a natural look, choose a blush with the same undertone as your skin. If you want a bold looking blush, pick one with the opposite undertone as your skin. Therefore, If you have a warm skin tone (a yellow undertone), choose warm blush shade for a natural look and a cool blush shade for a pop of color.

How do I find the perfect blush for my skin tone?

Here are some tips on how to figure that out:
  1. Warm – has hints of yellow or gold. Veins will be green, and you will find that gold jewelry tends to look more flattering on you.
  2. Cool – has hints of blue, red or pink. ...
  3. Neutral – a mixture of warm and cool, with the undertone being very similar to the skin tone itself.


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