How To: Wear Peach/Coral Makeup

March 23, 2009

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. Plus 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)


  • Reply anonymous March 23, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    what about straight up orange? i’d love to see a FOTD or feature on pulling off orange lips!

  • Reply Aleksis March 23, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    I LOVE peach makeup…something so warm and pretty about it!

  • Reply Lisa March 23, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    What colour and brand do you recommend for those with lighter skin?

  • Reply Taj March 24, 2009 at 9:47 am

    Would like to see your take on the peachy look !

  • Reply Angela March 26, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    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!

  • Reply dsadasdsa March 27, 2009 at 10:44 am

    peach lipstick fro mac pls rec !

  • Reply Brenda September 1, 2016 at 6:18 am

    Christinias cheeks in Burlesque had a definite glow. She had to be wearing something ovee the coral blush. I have the exact brand she is wearing but it has no shine to it

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