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Gettin’ Peachy With It — Summer Makeup Picks Redux

Gettin’ Peachy With It — Summer Makeup Picks Redux

Kerry Washington Photo from Frappalattes

Pink is all the rage for summer makeup.  But I'm a little over it.  Dont' get me wrong, I love pink.  Just look at my blog theme.  Pink is so girlie and cute.  But who wants to look girlie and cute all the time. Editor's note: When this post first published, I had a different theme — pink, pink, pink.
I'm a brown girl, and as such I know that my fellow brown girls, and those aspiring to be brown girls (all you ladies in the tanning salons, on the beach, using self-tanner, yes, I'm talking about 'cha), look super smoldering and sultry in tones of peach.  And we can argue over peach, coral, salmon, orange, whatever, you get my gist. 
If you are tan, olive, golden or deep brown, all of these peachy tones will work for you.  The key of course with any makeup selection is blending.  Blend ladies blend.  Okay, lecture over.  On to the good stuff.

So  challenge you  to to get peachy with it.  Go ahead, try on some coral blush.  Imagine you are on shores of South Beach Ibiza with tangerine  polish on your toes and the sand between them.  Set your eyelids ablaze with a hot salmon eyeshadow that is hot enough for July.  Paint your pucker with peachy lipgloss that turns pink green.

So here are my favorite peachy picks.

NARS Multiple1.  Blush

It's summer, so try on a cream blush to change up your blush options.  Cream blush looks soft and like it emanates from within.  Apply on freshly moisturized skin.  Just dab on cheeks and blend out and up.  Very easy.  My favorite peach blush, NARS multiple in Mustique.  This iridescent peach cream color comes in stick form that works on eyes, lips and cheeks.  Just put a dot of clear gloss on lips and add mascara to eyes and you are beach beauty hot!

2. Nails

Unless you have hideous feet that need to be hidden year round, spice up your toenail polish routine.  French nails are sophisticated and professional, nude pinks are safe so step out of your boring office pumps and bling up your nails with a burst of color.  I love OPI Atomic Orange.  This color begs to worn with sexy mile high Jimmy Choo sandals. 


3.  Eyes

 Check out Urban Decay cream eyeshadow in Whipped a golden peach with subtle gold microsparkle.  Just use your fingertips and blend this creamy shadow over your eyelids.  It dries quickly and doesn't crease while giving you subtle yet noticeable color.  Do your eyelashes with a few coats of mascara and BAM!  Whipped is no longer available, so try Free Love eyeshadow from Urban Decay.  Its a shimmery pink pigment-potent shadow that packs a punch!

4.  Lips

Stila 24kt gloss in Precious Coral is the perfect finish tool for your peachy look.  This gloss is infused with 24kt gold that just glistens.

Vera Wang Rock Princess5.  Fragrance

 And if you choose to smell as sweet as a Georgia peach, check out Vera Wang's Rock Star.  Her new fragrance has a top fruity note of white peach and ends of a sultry note of musk and coconut. 

There you have it.  5 ways to punch up your style with a dose of peach. 

 Since we are talking summer peach, we can't forget a yummy billini. 



  • 2 oz peach juice or peach puree
  • 4 oz Champagne


  1. Pour the peach juice or peach puree into a Champagne flute.
  2. Slowly add the Champagne.
  3. Sip like a lady.


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  • Angela Garza

    I never really thought of this, but you are right!! I love pink, but as a Mexican who tans VERY easily, I always noticed that pinks did not look that great on me. I love pinks on others girls, but after I applied it, it just didn’t work well for my skin tone. I have noticed that corals and peaches (which I am not a HUGE fan of) tended to look more ‘natural’ on me. I tended to be scared of peach and coral shades in their packaging, so I steered clear from them. Thank you for the post, it is very helpful.

  • I’m olive complexion and I love peach.

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