• 16 Oct - 22 Oct, 2021
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Every so often, we get a colour crush so good that it's on our minds 24/7. Daydreaming about said colour fills up our time, along with coming up with creative ideas on how to tastefully wear it all over our faces. Peach has been given the spotlight as of late, and for a good reason – it looks good on everyone. Gorgeous against all skin tones, peach is the hue of the moment that adds soft warmth to the eyes, lips, and cheeks.

As it turns out, the flushed, warm tones of summer's favourite fruit deliver results all year round when creating makeup looks for both day and night. Ahead, our complete guide to wearing peach makeup on the eyes, lips, or cheeks (or all three) for soft illumination or a monochromatic moment.

Natural peach

Peach is the ideal colour to wear when you want to maintain a healthy, natural flush to the skin and lips. When creating monochromatic coloured makeup looks, experiment with peach eyeshadow and blush tones until you find the right palette for your skin tone. It can be as natural, or bold as you want it to be. Just Peachy Mattes Eyeshadow Palette from Too Faced is an ideal product for this look and fun to play with to boot!

Sun-kissed peach

A sun-kissed display reminds us of a juicy, Georgia peach. The skin looks so dewy and hydrated with just the right amount of colour. Accompanied by neutral eyelids, the peachy-pink tones on the cheeks and lips, with the final touch of lipgloss will have you mesmerised. The RMS Beauty Signature Palette gives you the eye, cheek, and lip colour all in one place in an easy to apply cream formula. For lips, apply an ultra-glossy, high-shine gloss option from Pat McGrath labs.

Simple and sweet

A useful tip when wearing peach tones is to swap out powder for cream products, instead. The reason? Cream blends effortlessly onto the skin and doesn't streak, making it the right formula to use when pressed for time. To get such a simple and sweet peach look, use ILIA's Multi-Stick in I Put a Spell on You. Apply the stick directly on eyes and cheeks, following up with using your finger or soft brush to blend. Add the same product to lips by lightly blotting with your finger. Need more definition? Apply black eyeliner to the top lash line and a few coats of your favourite mascara.

Pigmented peach

Intensifying peach tones on the eyes and pairing them with a dramatic winged eyeliner is a sure-fire way to make a statement and can be fun when wanting to go bolder with your colour choices. With brighter peach tones on the eyes and more muted on the cheeks and lips, this makeup look is ideal when you want to draw a little more attention to your perfectly applied makeup by making a statement. MAC Single Eyeshadow in Suspiciously Sweet applied all over the eyelids and into the crease will do the trick.

Monochromatic moment

Warm, glowing skin is a recipe for peach perfection in our book. A highlighted, dewy skin with peach eyes and blush is a subtle way to wear the monochromatic trend. Milk Makeup Lip + Cheek in Perk is ideal for cheeks and lips. When applying highlighter, be sure to blend it on areas of the face where the sun would naturally hit – i.e. cheekbones, above the cupid's bow and brow bone.

Blushing peach

Blush is never a bad idea and peach blush is just what we love to perk up our skin instantly. A peach blush blended on the eyes and carried down to the apples of the cheeks in a colourful, chic way is an exquisite way to create a peachy look. All you need to create this look is blush – you can apply Laura Mercier Blush Colour Infusion Powder Blush in Peach.

Smoky peach

A smudgy, smoky touch of deep brown paired with peach on the eyes is a great way to take your eyeshadow to the next level. After you've applied your base shadow, smudge a darker espresso brown shadow or liner on the top and bottom lash line, blending the colour out with a brush to amplify the smoky effect. California Love Eyeshadow Palette from ColourPop has both colours to recreate this look.