Every so often, we get a color crush so good that it's on our minds 24/7. Daydreaming about said color 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 favorite 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.
Peach is the ideal color to wear when you want to maintain a healthy, natural flush to the skin and lips. This look here, created by celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta for Dua Lipa, shows just how seamless peach can be when worn on eyes, cheeks, and lips.
When creating monochromatic 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. The above eyeshadow palette from Too Faced is an ideal product for this look and fun to play with to boot.
This sun-kissed display reminds us of a juicy, Georgia peach. The skin looks so dewy and hydrated with just the right amount of color. Accompanied by neutral eyelids, the peachy-pink tones on the cheeks and lips have us mesmerized.
This RMS Beauty Signature Palette ($44) gives you the eye, cheek, and lip color all in one place in an easy-to-apply cream formula. For lips, apply an ultra-glossy, high-shine gloss like the above option from Pat McGrath labs.
Peaches and Cream
One of Instagram's most beloved makeup artists, Hung Vanngo, created this dreamy peaches and cream makeup look for Julia Garner that looks incredible with her fair skin tone.
A soft, winged application of peach eyeshadow on the eyes instantly grabs attention, and the cheeks and lips create an inviting, romantic look suitable for any occasion. .
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.
This makeup look can easily be re-created by using the above multipurpose stick from Ilia. Apply the product directly on eyes and cheeks, following up with your finger or a soft brush to blend. Add the same product to your lips by lightly blotting with your finger. Need more definition? Apply black eyeliner to the top lash line and a few coats of your favorite mascara.
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 more bold with your color choices.
With brighter peach on the eyes and more muted tones 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's Single Eyeshadow in Suspiciously Sweet, applied all over the eyelids and into the crease, will do the trick.
If you need a little more practice applying winged eyeliner, try using this Vamp Stamp Winged Eyeliner Stamp ($32), instead of a traditional liquid liner. The stamp helps you create the perfect wing every time and you'll be a pro in no time at all.
Warm, glowing skin is a recipe for peach perfection in our book. This highlighted, dewy skin with peach eyes and blush is a subtle way to wear the monochromatic trend.
True to its name, Milk Makeup's Lip + Cheek is ideal for use on both cheeks and lips. When applying highlighter, be sure to blend it on areas of the face where the sun would naturally hit—think cheekbones, above the cupid's bow, and brow bone.
Peach Lids, Pink Cheeks
If makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes is wearing peach, it's inevitable everyone will follow suit. Known for creating some of the most drool-worthy makeup looks on herself and celebrities, her peach eye makeup paired with soft pink cheeks and blush shows us that peach makes eye color pop in an instant.
Applying shadow all the way to the brow bone helps your eye color to truly stand out. We recommend dabbling with the L'Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Eyeshadow Palette to recreate this look.
Blush is never a bad idea, and peach blush is just what we love to perk up our skin instantly. This beautiful display of is blended on the eyes and carried down to the apples of the cheeks in a colorful, chic way that has us feeling instantly inspired.
All you need to recreate this look is blush, like the above from Laura Mercier—apply it first as an eyeshadow, then move on to generously blending on cheeks. What's not to love about that?
A touch of peach on the cheeks and voila—the skin exudes that post-yoga natural flush that everyone wants on a daily basis. Applying a dewy, cream blush to the cheeks is a great tip all year-round, even in the colder winter months.
Dab a product like the Nudestix Nudies Blush in Sunset Strip on the apples of your cheeks and blend with your fingers (or the built-in blush brush) until you have your desired wash of color.
Shiny, happy, and peachy—everything feels so good about this perfectly executed display of peach, not to mention the seamless blending on the cheeks is giving us major makeup envy.
To add a touch of gloss to the face, you can apply Glossier's Cloud Paint in Beam followed with your favorite sheer highlighter. For lips, try the Too Faced Peach Kiss Moisture Matte Long Wear Lipstick in Got Peach? ($13).
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 bit of darker brown shadow above your crease, blending the color out with a brush to amplify the smoky effect.
This eyeshadow palette from ColourPop has both colors to recreate this look.
Choosing different eyeshadow colors to accompany peach helps to switch things up when you're in the mood to try something different. This warm mix of tones around the eyes is beautiful and complements the peach undertones, adding variation and dimension to the overall look.
Doing this will also help to define eye color if your peepers are what you're most proud of and want to show off. Tarte Cosmetics' Tartelette Toasted Eyeshadow Palette has all the colors for this eyeshadow look.
The peach, red, and plum color scheme here works beautifully together to showcase that peach doesn't need to be the center of attention to still turn heads.
To showcase the bold colors here, apply a white eyeshadow primer first to lids before moving on to makeup. This will allow the color of the shadow to look more intense. Once you've applied it, you can move on to eyeshadow, using something like the above option from Anastasia Beverly Hills.