The Surprising Makeup Color That Works on Every Single Skin Tone
When it comes to makeup, there is typically no such thing as “one size fits all.” Foundations are matched to your specific skin tone. And you either love a red lipstick or you don’t. However, we have found one noteworthy exception to this rule: the color peach. Worn as lipstick, blush or even as an eye shadow, this perfectly neutral shade (it’s equal parts cool and warm) works on everyone. Here, eight of our favorite ladies rocking the hue in their own ways (plus, tips on how you can wear it, too).
Use it instead of bronzer
Whereas bronzer can easily look too severe (or even streaky) on fair skin, a wash of peach delivers just the right amount of warmth and (believable) glow. As a general rule of thumb, ladies with fair skin look best in softer shades of peach.
Wear it on your cheeks and lips
On the flip side, darker skin tones can pull off deeper, more vibrant variations of the shade like coral or apricot. Tip: Peachy cheeks and lips pair particularly well with a dramatic smoky eye as the softness of the color balances the darkness of the shadows.
Bring out your cheeks
Have a more olive-toned complexion? A pat of creamy coral blush on the apples of your cheeks will really bring them out. Keep the rest of your look neutral like Penelope here so the shade pops against your skin.
Wear it all over
In addition to being universally flattering, peach is also extremely versatile. Mandy here is rocking the hue on her lids, cheeks and lips (aka monochromatic makeup). Neatly groomed brows and a flick of liner help to define the rest of your face (which is especially important when you’re rocking one color everywhere else).
Play with colors in the same family
Another way to amp up the monochromatic look is to play with variations of the shade. For example, Gina’s wearing a true peach color on her cheeks, but her lips are a softer apricot hue and her eye shadow has a hint of copper to them.
Test the waters with a gloss
Still not sure where to start? A glossy peach lip is the easiest way to dip your toe into the trend—especially if you have fairer skin like Amy Adams. Complement the look with a steely charcoal shadow and liner. (OK, a pair of statement earrings doesn’t hurt either.)
Make a single swap
Peach really is foolproof, y'all. So go ahead and try swapping your usual pink blush for a soft apricot—or your everyday red lipstick for a swipe of coral instead. It will freshen things up without being too jarring to your daily routine.