The Top 3 Blushes To Use When You Have Pale Skin

Makeup Revolution Ultra Sculpt and Contour Kit and No7 Limited Edition Illuminating Palette

If you’re like me and you’re a part of the pale skin group, you’ll know that finding decent blushers is pretty damn hard. With most blushers, no matter how light handed I am and how little product I use, it looks way too bright and like I’ve been out in the freezing cold all day.

Not the look I’m after thanks.

For a long time I didn’t even bother with blusher because I couldn’t find a shade pale enough for me.

But over the years I’ve noticed a lot of brands are finally starting to make products for us paler girls. So after a lot of trial, error and wasted money, I’ve finally found three blushers that are pretty close to perfect for me.

Benefit Dandelion Blusher

Benefit Dandelion Blusher

This one was the first ever blusher I found that suited me, back when I was first discovering makeup. It is a bit on the pricey side at £25 but a little really does go a long way with this stuff, making it last a long time.

I still haven’t hit pan on it and I used it daily for about 5/6 months.

It’s so subtle that you don’t really notice you’re wearing it; it just adds a healthy bit of colour to your face without having to worry too much about being heavy handed.

I won’t lie, I sometimes use this as an eyeshadow on days when I’m not wanting to do too much with my eyes. A little bit of this on my lids plus a coat or two of Clinique High Impact Mascara is my go to look these days.

Benefit Dandelion Blusher
No7 Limited Edition Illuminating Palette

No7 Limited Edition Illuminating Palette

This has quickly become my all time favourite palette, I’m so glad I picked it up! It was on sale after Christmas as part of a gift set and I decided to treat myself to it; a decision I don’t regret at all.

I mainly stick to the one on the top right, the other one still looks nice but it’s a bit more noticeable and considering I’m in love with the “no makeup makeup” look at the moment, it doesn’t get works quite as often as the palest one.

I’d tell you the names but guess who threw out the little plastic card that comes with it without even looking at it… I’m such a fantastic blogger…

The only problem is that it turns out you can’t get this at the moment, its a limited edition palette that I’m pretty sure you can only get at Christmas.

Go figure, the hint is in the name Jade!

No7 Limited Edition Illuminating Palette
Makeup Revolution Ultra Sculpt and Contour Kit

Makeup Revolution Ultra Sculpt and Contour Kit

In all honesty I haven’t really found a drug store blusher that I’m 100% happy with yet, but this one comes pretty close. If I’m sleeping away somewhere and want to keep the makeup I take with me to a minimum- this is the palette I take with me.

If I use a light hand and only a small amount of product, this blush can be so lovely- especially in the summer. It has a lovely shimmery undertone that really stands out in the 5 days out of the year that we actually get any sunshine.

If you’re pale but not almost translucent like I am, you should be good.

Makeup Revolution Ultra Sculpt and Contour Kit and No7 Limited Edition Illuminating Palette

I’m determined to go out and actually get some colour on me this summer. I’ve just sent off for a passport (yes thats right, I’m nearly 25 and don’t have a passport…) and I will go on my first ever holiday to somewhere warmer if I have to!

I’m sick of looking like an extra from Twilight.

Then again my skin is so sensitive that I would probably just burn rather than tan. When we went to Wales over the summer we were only out on the beach for about half an hour, but I ended up with seriously bad sunburn- and I was wearing factor 50 suncream at that!

But hey, red is better than white…right?

Are you a member of the pale girls club? What’s your favourite blusher?

The Top Three Blushes To Use When You Have Pale Skin


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  • Holly says:

    Thanks for the heads up Jade. I too have pale skin – it’s always the don’t put any on or do and risk looking like a clown 🙈 xxx

  • Jade Marie says:

    You’re welcome Holly! And haha glad I’m not the only one who thinks that! 🙊 these ones are fine though luckily- they add a bit of colour with no clown risk 😂 xxx

  • Thank you so much for these, I’ve never been able to use blusher either because I’m so pale. I might have to have a look now!!

  • Jade Marie says:

    You’re welcome lovely! Glad to help ☺️

  • I like No 7 ..thanks for sharing .

  • Jade Marie says:

    You’re welcome 😊

  • I always struggle with blushes! I love the Make Up Revolution contour kit, the blush reminds me of Nars orgasm xx

  • Jade Marie says:

    I’ve never had any NARS products but that’s the blush I’ve heard most about! The MR one is a great blush though 🙌🏼 xx

  • Awww dandelion was one of the first blushes I discovered too! It is beautiful on pale skin! I love the look of that limited edition palette, I hope it comes back this Christmas as I’d definitely like to pick it up!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  • Grace says:

    I’m so pale, and I really struggle with finding blushers that’s aren’t orange toned or stand out too much! I’ll definitely have to check out these, the Dandelion blush from Benefit looks beautiful! X

  • I’m super pale too so I was scared of blusher for so long! Infact I never but anything on my cheeks at all up until about a year and a half ago and discovered how much better I looked haha! I love Makeup Revolution for contour and highlight products and that Benefit Dandelion looks a gorgeous and perfect colour my skin too! I deffo think Hoola would be far too dark for me.
    Alice Xx

  • I need to try some of these, im really pale and find blush to be so scary!!

  • Sophieexoxs says:

    Some of those pallets are beautiful! I need to up my face pallet game 😍

  • perrinevautour says:

    The Benefit blusher looks so so nice!


  • I have super pale skin so this is such a helpful post! I will definitely take a closer look at that MUR when I go shopping next week 🙂

    Kate |

  • Jade Marie says:

    I think it should do, I’m sure they were selling it when I worked at boots 3/4 years ago 🙈 and oh wow it seems to be a lot of people’s first blushers! ☺️ xx

  • Jade Marie says:

    Hopefully these will be light enough for you! They are for me and I’m super pale 😂 and it’s such a lovely colour isn’t it!x

  • Jade Marie says:

    I’ll be honest, Hoola is too dark on me unless I really buff it out 😔 they’ve just released Hoola Light though which is so much better!! 🙌🏼 xx

  • Jade Marie says:

    I’m really surprised with how many people are saying that!! I’d definitely recommend these though, they’re so light ☺️

  • Jade Marie says:

    It’s gorgeous!!

  • Jade Marie says:

    I’m glad you found my post helpful! ☺️ I’d definitely pick up the MUR palette, I think it’s only like £4 ☺️

  • sharnahsblog says:

    I am not pale so cannot relate but I have used Revolution blushes before and they are amazing! The number 7 packaging is so pretty too and your pictures are great! x

  • bbbryony says:

    I have quite pale skin too and often I use a blush to contour for a more natural look, slightly controversial aha x

  • Jade Marie says:

    Thank you so much lovely! ☺️ I’m glad you don’t have the same problem though ☺️ it makes shopping for new makeup a real pain lol x

  • Jade Marie says:

    Nothing wrong with that haha each to their own where makeup is concerned ☺️ I can’t contour to save my life! 😅 x

  • astrobeks says:

    Yessss, this is exactly the post I need!! I’m so pale it hurts 🙈 thank you for writing this, I’m for sure trying that benefit one when mine runs out!

  • glowsteady says:

    I used to hate wearing blush. I thought they all looked awful against my fair skin tone and honestly, switching my brush made the biggest difference. The one I use now has the lightest application it makes just about everything look beautiful. I’ve never tried any of these but that No7 palette looks lovely! x


  • Jade Marie says:

    Haha I feel your pain! 🙈 and you won’t regret it, it’s gorgeous!!

  • Jade Marie says:

    I switched to the real techniques blush brush and it made the world of difference 🙌🏼 the No7 one is definitely my favourite, I’m just using it sparingly since I don’t know if I’ll be able to get it again 😫 x

  • Caramella says:

    Your skin is sooo pretty! <3

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