In an answer: YES! It seems like blush is pretty underrated by women of all ethnicities, actually. It doesn’t just affect your cheeks…it also lights up your overall skin tone and brightens your eye color! Blush might have some old-fashioned connotations, but skin is always in and blush is a fast and easy way to pull your look together, especially when you’re short on time. If you have had bad experiences in the past with blush looking too ‘ashy’ on your skin, try out a cream blush instead of a powder. Cream blush is much less likely to contain talc and other light-colored powder ingredients that don’t suit deeper skin tones. Plus you can tap cream blush on with a finger, so you don’t have to have any special brushes on hand. If you wanna give cream blush a try, we love this one from ELF cosmetics…and it’s only a couple of bucks!