the other day, i was getting ready and noticed that i had somehow gravitated to peach everything for the day – nails, cheeks, lips. this got me thinking about how maybe what i was really craving was an extended summer!
peach is based in orange, which is based in yellow, making it a warm tone (as opposed to cool shades, think pink and mauve which are blue based). it’s perfect for that bronzy thing we all want to duplicate thanks to the infamous j-lo glow.
i don’t adhere to all of those skin tone rules – i say give it a go, and you’ll be able to tell very quickly whether you look good in a shade. the one rule is to match the undertone of your blush, to what’s on your lips. so, if you’re going for a peach or coral blush, stick to a complementary tone on the lips (think orange red lipstick, neon coral, or pastel peach).
i’m love, love, loving this benefit cha cha tint on the cheeks. it’s super long lasting, and looks like a very natural flush, leaving behind a build-able glow. application can be tricky, but once you master it, you won’t put it down. the nail polish-esque brush is supposed to be applied right to the cheeks and blended out, but i prefer to keep the application more controlled, applying on my fingertips, and dotting on, blending with my fingers. i’m not saying i look like j-lo, but i am saying i feel pretty glow-y!
the other items you see here: benefit ultra plush lip gloss in poutrageous | m.a.c lipstick in sweet & sour (LOVE this shade!) | essie in serial shopper | seche in effortlessly styled
p.s: also all about the heavy brow! don’t over draw them, just let them grow in a bit and fill them in with powder. don’t overdo it with the pencil (can look harsh and false) - keep them looking plump and natural because i swear, it makes you look so much more youthful!