How To: Wear Peach/Coral Makeup

What is the one look you can wear even if you went from wavy blonde curls to pin-straight brunette hair like our duchess Fergie? Coral makeup!

Wearing hues of soft peaches and corals not only gives off a sweet, youthful look, but it goes well with all skin tones and hair color and it is great all year round (peach can perk up a dull complexion like no other)!

Tips On Nailing The Look

* Choosing the right color is the key. Those with lighter skin should stick to a golden peach/apricot with pink undertones while dark-skinned girls can opt for a more vibrant orange or one with brown/bronze undertones.

* Use colors that are in the same family. No pairing cool tones with warm tones.

* Wearing the same palette of colors can be a little too matchy matchy so play with different textures to keep the look modern. Try pairing dewy cheeks with a lipstick or matte eyeshadow with a lipgloss.

* If you wear peachy hues on the eyes, remember to define the lash line with an eyeliner and apply an extra coat of mascara to avoid looking washed out.

* When it comes to coral blushes, go with either a cream formula or a powder with shimmer for the most fool-proof look.

Product Recs

* Make Up For Ever Flash Color Coral 2 ($18)
* NARS The Multiple in South Beach ($37)

Want to see peachy/coral makeup in action? Check out the very different FOTDs below!

MAC Coral Crepe + Designer Purple Look

Make Up For Ever Flash Palette Look

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. Hey Phyliss,

    Great post. I’ve got a darker complextion. I’m olive/tanned. What would be a nice peach color with bronze undertones? I’m looking for a matte or not-too-sparkly peach blush that will work.

    I know cargo has lovely blushes, would you know of any to recommend from them? Or just any others in general? It could be drugstore brand too. I’d appreciate it!! Thanks!

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