The best way to hang onto that holiday feeling is to emulate the gorgeous, glowing skin you flaunted while you were lazing about on the beach or at the pool. With this season’s pretty peach make-up shades, you can get this low-maintenance yet high-impact look with ease.
Pastel peach is a popular summer hue, and we’re not surprised – it’s light, easy and accessible to wear. When Kylie Jenner added a peach palette to her Kylie Cosmetics collection, the trend blew up. At this year’s Golden Globes, we saw a number of celebs playing with the shade. We loved how Lily Collins, Elizabeth Olsen and Naomi Campbell pulled it off. The trick is to pick where you want to focus your peachy glow – on your eyes, lips or cheeks – and keep the rest of your look fuss-free and fresh. Here’s how:
Create a perfect canvas
Start by creating that flawless ‘no make-up make-up’ look with a foundation that will give you a luminous finish. Try Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation, R870 or Clarins True Radiance Foundation SPF 15, R445.
Highlight your cheeks
There’s nothing more effective than a dusting of complexion-boosting blush on the cheeks. Look for blushers that contain pigments to enhance your glow, like Physicians Formula Glowing Nude Blush in Rose, R250 or Maybelline Master Blush in Peach Pop, R109,95. A cream-to-powder formulation will ensure long-lasting colour, try Rimmel Royal Blush Cream Blush in Regal Rose, R69,95. We also love the silky, smooth Hannon Peachy Blusher, R200, and the essence Juice It! Ball Blush in Peach a Chance, R57,95 is easy to use and perfect for those on-the-go touch-ups.
Enhance your eyes
A pop of peach on the eyes will enhance your peepers and create an effortlessly polished look. If you’re into a little glimmer, go for MAC Cosmetics Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow in Peachluxe, R510. A sheer, nude peach can be achieved with the silky textures in the Catrice Sand Nudes Eyeshadow Palette, R89,95 or try the pearly or matte textures of Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Mono Eyeshadow in Nude 30, R550. Finish off the look with a quick sweep of Rimmel Supercurler Mascara, R139,95.
Liven up your lips
Pucker up for a peachy pout. A pop of peach gives your lips a moisturised effect and the tint delivers just the right amount of colour. For a satiny, sheer wash, pick NYX Butter Gloss, R124,95 or for long-lasting high-shine, try Wet n Wild Megaslicks Lip Gloss in Great Coral-ation, R36,95. If you’re into a more natural look, go for Labello Fruity Shine in Peach, R21,99 – we can’t get enough of its fruity scent!
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