Blush is essential for your beauty routine. Want to know why? It instantly adds a radiant, healthy glow in one quick sweep. When it comes to wearing blush – ditch anything that’s too frosty. Even if you like to keep your makeup routine to a minimal, skipping blush will wash you out and make you look older. On the other hand, a gentle sweep will add a warm, healthy glow and make a huge difference. - stylecraze.com
As a woman of color, wearing blush has often been disappointing. When I was growing up, and even as a young adult, blush often looked chalky or just sat on top of my skin, with no real relationship to it. Even when the colors I chose seemed right, they often looked nothing like I expected once I put them on my skin.
Many women of color have had similar experiences. So it's ideal if you can try your blushes first or can see them on other black women before taking a chance on them.
Here's an application tip for those of us who are over 40: put your blush on the apples of your cheeks, and use upward strokes and a light touch.