Orange Blush Is Trending For Fall & It’s Surprisingly Wearable

Bold blush is officially back in style. Over the past few months we dipped our cheekbones in soft tints — bubblegum pinks and sweet shades of cheery red that were quintessentially summer — and they were stunning. But for fall, the color du jour actually packs a brighter punch. Enter: The season of orange.

The shade works on every skin tone under the sun, but you might need an experimental attitude when taking on this look. Though a screaming tangerine color might look like a 5-year-old’s finger paint when coming out of the tube, a teensy dot blended onto the apples of your cheeks or draped under your cheekbones will deliver a healthy, sun-kissed version of your face with zero bronzer or highlighter required.

Ahead, shop the creamy orange blushes we’re stocking for fall (including one that’s only $3 at Target). Hop on board, because trust us, an earthy, tan flush will look so fresh with that new cable knit sweater.

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Best For: Light & Medium Skin Tones

This water-based blush looks like a juiced cantaloupe when you first pull the doe-foot applicator out of the tube, but the bright orange blends out beautifully, creating a touch of dewy color over cheeks and lips.

Giorgio Armani Beauty Neo Nude A-Line Blush in 30, $38, available at Giorgio Armani Beauty

Best For: All Skin Tones

Don’t be scared of the alarmingly bright color when squeeze this cream blush onto the tip of your finger. We swear, it’ll look good. Do, however, note that a little goes a long way — just work a teensy dot into your cheeks for the prettiest flush of sheer color that reads like you just got back from a weeklong stint of laying face-up on a beach towel somewhere tropical (sans the sun damage).

Glossier Cloud Paint in Dawn, $18, available at Glossier

Best For: Medium, Dark, & Deep Skin Tones

Why should Orgasm and Laguna get all the love? The Nars square blush compact in Taj Mahal is just as catchy. And the color? A burnt-orange infused with a subtle flecks of gold that make it look pretty, not muddy.

NARS Blush in Taj Mahal, $30, available at Net-A-Porter

Best For: Medium, Dark, & Deep Skin Tones

Leave it to RiRi to make a magnetic blush stick in a screaming orange shade that melts into a stunning sheer glaze when swiped on the skin.

FENTY BEAUTY BY RIHANNA Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Chili Mango, $25, available at Fenty Beauty

Best For: Light & Medium Skin Tones

One of the prettiest pearlescent blush highlighter-hybrids that $3 can buy, just sweep it on and blend with clean fingers.

Wet n Wild Mega Glo Makeup Stick Blush in Peach Bums, $3.99, available at Target

Best For: Medium, Deep, & Dark Skin Tones

Celeb makeup artist Monika Blunder says that Milani’s marbled powder blush formula is one of her favorites. “My clients and I love these blushes because they have just the right amount of shimmer to give a soft glow to the cheek,” she explains. This peachy coral shade works on a variety of skin tones and rings up for only $6.

Milani Milani Baked Blush in Corallina, $6.99, available at Target

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