10 Pretty Blushes For NC 40 Skin Tone


10 Pretty Blushes For NC 40 Skin Tone


NC 40 is a skin tone that has the potential to carry any blush shade. This skin tone can enjoy both lighter and darker blushes. Peach, pink or coral, you name it and this complexion can carry it. But when there are too many choices, you may feel confused. No worries! Pick one from here-

NARS Taj Mahal Blush

Price- 1800


best blush for nc 40

NARS Taj Mahal Blush is a vibrant tangerine orange with a soft, golden sheen. It is much pigmented, as many NARS blushes are, but this one is even more so than the average NARS blush. Most suitable for the Indian skin tones. This is a unique shade and the staying power is very good. Equally suitable for usage at day & night time. It gives a beautiful shade of lightened peach-orange with a golden shimmer-sheen when worn lightly.

NYX Rouge Cream Blush 07 Red Cheeks

Price- INR 650


nc 40 blush

It’s a blue tone fuchsia red shade and will go well with most skin tones.Those who like natural look are going to love it the most. One needs just a tiny dab of this cream blush otherwise chance of ending up looking like a clown is quite high.One just has to touch the blush with finger or q-tip and apply it on cheeks like the way we usually do.It’s really creamy , soft and smooth and requires a bit of blending. This blush stays for six seven hours.

MAC Dollymix Blush

Price- INR 1350


blushes for nc 40 skin tone

The color itself is a muted fuchsia pink which looks like it has a bit of  ethereal touch to it. This may be because on swatching it seems like there is a layer of frost on it, although its isn’t densely frosty. Also, this is one of those colors which is best to create a flushed look. The shade is a sheer type with a tiny bit of shimmer.  In this case, the shimmer is very tiny and kinda unnoticeable. The powder has a satiny feel to it and is quite easy to blend. It stays for about 8 hours.

Bourjois Cream Blush 01 Nude Velvet

Price- Around 8 Euros


blush for nc 40

This shade is a beautiful nude peach color with a matte finish. The color is on the pale side and will be very flattering on light to medium skin tones,  It gives a nice wash of color to the cheeks looking extremely natural.  this color is buildable not intensely pigmented hence chances of going over the top are less. The texture is smooth and creamy and very easy to blend. It is not overly greasy and has no stickiness to it and has a soft matte finish after application which looks just like skin! It does not look patchy and blends in seamlessly.  For application fingers as well as a stipple brush both work equally well. It has a decent staying power of around 6 hours

MAC Pro Blush in Rhubarb

Price- INR 1150



It is a deep fuchsia with blue undertones. The blush can be applied with a light hand or deeply as needed. This blush has a Satin finish and is very easy to blend. Satin finish adds nice sheen sans any shimmer or glitter. It is very pigmented and a single swipe is enough for both cheeks. It stays on for more than 10 hours. This shade would suit all skin tones.

Canmake Cream Cheek Blush CL02

Price- 580yen in Japan (Rs.350 approx.)


blushes for nc 40

Canmake Cream Cheek Blush in shade CL02 Clear Love Song Pink is translucent medium pink shade, more of guava-pink. In spite of being a cream blush, it doesn’t feel oily or sticky at all. It has a gel-like texture that dries post application. The finish is not super matte but rather glow-y and dewy though it doesn’t contain any shimmer. Canmake Cream Cheek Blush blends effortlessly with fingers. It takes a while to dry completely but that also allows you a better control over blending the product.  Lasting power is also pretty impressive. It lasts for 4-5 hours.

Lakme Absolute Cheek Chromatic Baked Busher Day Blushes

Price- INR 550


blush for nc 40 skintone

The shade is a mixed type of pink. When blended there is peach that shows up too. But the primary color is a glowing pink. There is shimmer blended in the texture of the blush. The bush is a smooth powdery blush. The fine powder can be easily dusted across the cheeks and blended too. It sweeps out without any effort. It has good staying power.

Loreal Paris True Match Blush In Shade 02 Rosy Cheeks

Price- INR 750


blushes for nc 40 skin

The Colour is beautiful soft coral pink with silver golden Micro-fine optical pearls which diffuse skin imperfection but not bothersome because these micro pearls add sheen to colour. This coral- Pink shade gives beautiful flush of colour on cheeks when applied. The texture of the blush is smooth and soft. The shimmers are not harsh against the skin but very soft and subtle. Easily bendable without patchy feelings. The pigmentation is medium to build able.

Chanel Le Blush Crème De Chanel 67 Chamade

Price:- $38.00/ 2300 INR


blush for nc 40 skin

The texture and finish of Le Blush Crème De Chanel is cream to powder. The blushes are very light weight and apply elegantly.It has satin-matte finish. It is creamy initially, but quickly sets as powder. it is described as ‘deep pink’ in the product description but in the pan it resembles red shade. Blending is very easy with this blush as it can be easily done by small stippling brush or by fingers. There is no shimmer in it but the sheer finish makes the cheeks luminous instantly. It is very pigmented but it sheers out like a dream, just 2 dots on cheek with fingers is enough to get beautiful hint of blush. Staying power is really good as it lasts long for 10-12 hours

MAC Pro Blush in Salsa Rose


mac blush for nc 40

MAC describes it as lightly iridescent coral in a satin finish. However, it is an out n out raspberry shade. One dip or swipe brings out enough product to apply on both cheeks and then some. This stays forever and ever. It’s a satin finish blush so it doesn’t have any shimmer which makes it a wearable shade during the day as well.

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