Could there be anything more inviting than a youthful, peachy hue to signal a time of change. Nude has been our dependable staple throughout Winter. Think muted lips, oyster coloured palettes and soft glowy, bronze cheeks. But it’s time to break with the old and invite in the new season. Catwalks were awash with Spring colours and peach is prevalent for the foreseeable.
Swept across lips, eyes, blush and nails, this buoyant shade will add a touch of Spring to any look.
Trying to find the perfect peach for your skin-tone can take a little effort. Nothing beats rubbing a sample colour on your skin so do spend a little time perusing the beauty aisles, it will be worth every moment. Meantime our handy colour guide below will keep you on the right track.
A Good Rule of Thumb
Peach and skin tones run on a parallel spectrum – the fairer your skin tone, the softer the colour of peach you should choose. Fair skin tones should choose softer colours of peach – think rose-coloured hues, light apricots and muted pastel shades. Deeper skin tones should choose corals and full apricots, or if you’re feeling daring an orange hue.
Whatever your skin tone, there’s a peach that will compliment your colouring. Check out these celebrity-approved tricks to inspire your Spring look at Marshes.
Beauty queen, Jennifer Lopez, is the envy of many with her super-luminous skin and iconic makeup looks. Her versatile hairstyles are always changing but one thing you can always depend on making an appearance is her signature peachy-nude lip.
A sweep of peachy gloss compliments J.Lo’s dewy skin and creates the illusion of a perfectly plump pout.
Get the look with the perfect peach lip-gloss from the Natural Collection in ‘Peach Kiss’ from Boots at Marshes: €3.29
If peachy lips aren’t your thing, a sweep of peach eye-shadow will enhance any makeup look and pair beautifully with an array of nude and pink lip combinations.
Take inspiration from the stunning Selena Gomez, who opted for a simple nude makeup base and let her eyes do the talking with a wash of peach across her lids.
Get the look with the Natural Collection Mono Eye-shadow in ‘Soft Peach’ from Boots at Marshes: €2.79
A peach glow is the perfect upgrade to your beauty bag in March. Particularly suited to those with fair skin tones, most notably our beautiful Irish redheads.
This colour will enhance cheekbones and create a radiant, fresh look for Spring. Best applied with a fluffy brush, this should be dappled lightly onto the apples of the cheeks and swept upwards toward the temple.
Create a super-luminous look just like Emma Stone with the CYO bronzing and illuminating compact from Boots at Marshes: €6.50
A fresh manicure is the ultimate luxury for most women and now is the time to switch out your Winter nudes for a peachy, pastel shade.
If peach makeup isn’t for you, a nail colour in this hue will be the perfect accessory to any Spring outfit. In a muted tone, this shade is versatile enough for most outfit changes and will also be the perfect refresh for your pedicure. This season, your mani’s and pedi’s just have to match because trust us, toes will be out in full regalia! Make sure to check always keep your nails healthy, learn how to here.
Get your own DIY version with the Natural Collection Quick-Dry nail polish in ‘Peach Manicure’ from Boots at Marshes: €2.79