Peach is often associated with warm, summer months and in the form of a light dusting of blusher across the cheekbones, but this shade is universally flattering all-year round and even works well on the eyes and lips too. Read on to discover how to wear this versatile hue in a multitude of different ways…
How To Wear Peach On Your Skin
Peach is one of the best colours for giving a skin-brightening glow and banishing any signs of tired or dull-looking skin. What’s more, it complements all skin tones. For those suffering with dark circles or blemishes, colour correctors in peachy shades can help since they can counteract discolouration. As a general rule, opposite colours cancel each other out so peach is great for banishing that bluey tinge we often see in tired eyes.
Becca’s Under Eye Brightening Corrector is famed for its insane ability to brighten eyes and help eradicate dark circles thanks to its ultra-fine, light-reflecting illuminators. It also comes in two different shades so suits most skin tones. Peachy concealers can also work well for those with fairer complexions and Nars’ Senior Makeup Artist, Clayton Reid loves to recommend the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer in Honey.
When it comes to warming up your complexion peach or apricot shades are a fantastic option “Peach blusher is a great choice for adding warmth to the face without leaving your cheeks too rosy as if you’ve just finished a gym session,” explains Arif Khan, Space NK’s Senior Pro Artist. Creamy textures work well on the skin since they blend seamlessly to give a natural-looking finish, especially over liquid foundations. Apply to the apples of your cheeks and blend in a circular motion using your ring finger. If you’re opting for a powder instead, use a fluffy brush and build gradually. For a different approach, try applying Sisley’s Phyto Blush Twist in Passion under your foundation for an even more subtle and lit-from-within look.
How To Wear Peach On Your Eyes
Similarly, peach is great for making your eyes pop, whatever their colour, as it offers a neutral look without being as harsh as paler shades like white or cream shades. “Nars’ Duo Eyeshadow in St-Paul-De-Vence contains a peach eyeshadow with a very soft shimmer which is great on its own as a wash of colour over the whole lid,” says Clayton. “Add even more definition with the Nars Climax Mascara for an effortlessly chic look.” If you’ve not got a peachy-hued eyeshadow to hand, try doubling up your blusher instead. This little hack works wonders for creating a one-dimensional wash of colour or if you’re doing your makeup on the go and want to create a polished look and don’t have lots of different products to hand.
How To Wear Peach Lips
“Peach lips don’t have to be bold,” says Arif, who advises picking a shade slightly darker than your natural lip colour. This helps to add subtle definition and makes a welcome change from the usual nude or red lip. “A pro tip is that blush and lip colours should always be part of the same colour family to ensure balance in the overall look,” states Marc Reagan, Hourglass’ Global Director of Education, Artistry and Events.
“Our Unreal High Shine Volumizing Lip Gloss in Ignite is one of my favourite peach shades. It is a sheer shimmer that can be a topper for any other lip colour to add a transparent sheen,” he adds. “Peach can add warmth to any lip colour you feel is too ‘blue’ in tone so it will softly mute and neutralize a cooler hue.” Those with fair skin should try a lighter peach compared to those with darker complexions who can opt for deeper, richer shades. For a vivid pop of colour, try Laura Mercier’s Paint Wash Liquid Lip Colour in Golden Peach, or for a more toned-down look, dab Sisley’s Phyto Lip Twist in Peach and smudge with your fingers.