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Fair Skin
Amelia Ooi, group account manager

If you’ve got fair skin like Amelia’s, makeup artist Low Jyue Huey recommends applying a sheer wash of pale peach blusher on the entire cheek to mimic a natural flush. Powdery pinks work well for those with cool undertones, while peach shades are more flattering for those with warm undertones. If you’re going for a natural-looking flush, Jyue Huey suggests picking a matte colour. 

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Clio Pro Single Face colour in #05 Neutral, $17.90; Yves Saint Laurent Beaute Blush Volupte in #02 Heart of Light, $70

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Medium toned skin
Lesley Ann Chai, group account manager

For those with medium-toned skin like Lesley’s, Jyue Huey recommends pinkish-mauve shades – these provide just the right pop of colour without adding any ruddiness. Swirl the colour onto the apples of the cheeks with a duo-fibre brush (these brushes are designed to deposit the sheerest wash of colour; as you reach the centre of your cheeks, use a lighter hand to tone down the colour.

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Estee Lauder Pure Colour Blush in #16 Mauve Mistique, $54; Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Zygomatic, $42; Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Blush in #310 Rosewood, $50; Gosh Giant Blush in #02 Shy, $28.90

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Tan skin
Nurasyidah Abdul Razak, assistant project manager

Since subtle colours may not show up well on a darker skin tone like Nurasyidah’s, Jyue Huey recommends using a blusher that has shimmer to draw attention to the cheekbones and give skin a healthy glow. Peach hues packed with shimmer are flattering on tan skin and will give a dewy looking finish. 

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By Terry Cellularose Blush Glace Allover Edition in #04 Ice Dream, $95; Shu Uemura Glow On Blush in P780, $47; Nars The Multiple in South Beach, $65

Photography: Frenchescar Lim, Art direction: Shan, Hair: Aaron Ng/ Decorum, Makeup: Low Jyue Huey/ The Make Up Room, Photos: Jasper Yu

This story was first published in HerWorld Magazine May 2015.

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