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S/S ’11: London: It appears we are still peachy-keen for peach.
Tue, 21 September 2010 4:26PM
Which is more than fine with me, Primps. I mean, it was about time I stepped out of my pink-coloured bubble and adorned my makeup box with new fresh fruity colours. And when you think about it, switching it up from pink to peach isn’t really a massive jump. It’s actually a lot more like a teeny toddler step. And that I can do. Easily.
But to help make the transition super swift, I’ve pulled together three more peach-tastic looks that each offer a fresh little twist on this popular trend. And just quietly, I’m hoping they will inspire the pants off you. Or me. Or someone else at least. Fingers crossed.
Peachy-keen look No. 1: Jasper Conran
This look is actually quite busy, Primps, but because the peach tones are quite subtle, the combination of the intricate eyes, and colourful orange lips and cheeks works well. It also helps that the hair is quite non-eventful, what with its super clean, quite simple finish.
As you can see, a peach powder blush has been used quite heavily on the cheeks to give the face a little dimension and added punch. The hue is almost identical to the colour on the lips, and the semi-matte finish of the lips creates a lovely contrast to the monochromatic, quite graphic eyes. It just goes to show, Primps, that you don’t have to keep the look demure when it comes to wearing peach – dramatic eyes look beautiful, too. Just be sure to keep the colour palette quite simple, or you risk going a wee bit overboard. Try Bourjios Blush in Ambre D’or, $20.00 for a soft peachy finish.
Peachy-keen look No. 2: Roksanda Illincic
Yep, it’s not all about the mug, Primps; the nails are keen to spread some of the peachy love, too. OK, so these nails aren’t exactly a soft peach hue like we’ve seen decorated over the models’ faces, but it’s definitely in the orange family. It’s a kind of bright, almost fluro coral colour, really, and I like it. A lot. And wearing a fashionable hue on your nails is such a simple way to adopt a trend. It also makes the transition to peachy-orange makeup a whole lot easier because you become familiar with the colour against your skin. Sneaky, huh? I’ve been wearing Revlon’s deliciously scented Orange Pop nail colour ($13.95) from their Scents of Summer Nail Collection (and it smells AMAZING), but because this puppy only hits the shelves on October 1st, I suggest you try something like Orly Nail Lacquer in Orange Sorbet, $18.95 if you’re keen on giving your digits some summer colour love.
Peachy-keen look No. 3: Maria Grachvogel
Now, this look here is an example of squeezey orange juice goodness on all areas of the face: the eyes, the lips and the cheeks. This will probably be a little much for some, but it’s a brilliant indication of just how well this hue works against the skin when it’s used on all the facial features. It may not look as lovely on those with fairer skin (i.e. me), but boy, this hue and bronzed skin are a match made in colour heaven. I’m also a big fan of taking eye shadow underneath the eye, Primps. It stops the colour from looking so blocky and intense, as the colour isn’t only concentrated on the lid area. Oh, and the glossy finish on the lips is the perfect partner for the matte shadow, as well as the clear, crisp, matte skin. Simply put, it’s a wonderful look. You could even recreate this finish with something like Nars Duo Eyeshadow in Méditerranée, $78.00. It contains a brilliant burnt orange, as well as lovely gold if you want to soften the look.
How do you feel about this peach trend?
Do you have a favourite look out of the three?
Are you more likely to try it out on your nails first?
Posted by: Cherie Herrmann