When it comes to our makeup routines, we all have that color or product that leaves us stumped, so we stay away from it and keep our focus on our tried-and-true items. For many of us, peach makeup (shadows, blushes, lipsticks) often ends up in that cosmetic wasteland of uncharted territory. Well, here at MDC, we are all about venturing out of your comfort zone and pushing those beauty boundaries, and we’re starting with all things peach. The thing with peach makeup is that it’s the perfect way to give your skin a subtle pick-me-up (and you can tell your friends, “I woke up like this!”). Here are some easy ways to incorporate some peachiness into your current beauty routine.
Blush. Peach blush is a great way to accentuate your cheekbones and give your complexion a natural, glowing look. Apply a light layer of peach blush to the apples of your cheeks. Not sure which peach is the perfect one for your skin tone? You cooler-toned gals should opt for a soft pinky peach shade while you warmer tones should go for a slightly brighter peach with coral/orange tones.
Product recommendations: L’Oréal Paris True Match Blush, Maybelline Face Studio MasterGlaze in Coral Sheen
Highlighter. For fair-skinned ladies, going for a bronzed beauty look is often our top priority when it comes to facial highlighters. For everyday purposes, try more of a healthy flush instead! Grab a peach highlighter with some shimmer to it and lightly apply it to your forehead, nose and chin. Make sure it’s blended well so your skin has a natural iridescent glow, sans weird streaks.
Product recommendations: Lancôme Paris Star Bronzer in Metalique, Make Up For Ever Uplight Face Luminizer Gel in Sparkling Golden Pink
Lip Color. We love a bold lip, but sometimes a girl needs something a little more low-key and natural (without being totally boring), and that’s where peach gloss or lipstick comes in. Line your lips with a nude or invisible lip pencil, and swipe on a light peach hue. This is a great look to rock on a beach day!
Product recommendations: Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lipgloss in Streak, Lipstick Queen Liptropolis Lipstick in Central Park
Eye Shadow. Not to take away from the bright blue and purple hues that are making waves this summer, but a simple peach shadow is great go-to for those rushed mornings or last-minute lunch dates. Similar to pink shades, peach gives your eye area some warmth and makes your peepers look more awake (always a good thing, especially if you had very little sleep the night before). Brush a matte peach shadow on your lid and blend upward, above the crease. You can also add a more shimmery peach hue to the inner and outer corners of your eyes to make them pop and cancel out dark circles.
Product recommendations: Maybelline New York ExpertWear Eyeshadow Singles in Nude Glow, Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Space Cowboy
What peach-colored makeup products are your favorites? Let us know in the comments below.
Photo: Joshua M Shelton Photography
Hair and Makeup: Emma Willis for Contour Fossa
Model: Carrlyn Bathe