This Is Officially The Most Flattering Color of the Season

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It’s the Pantone color of the year, it’s a sure sign spring has sprung and it’s the most flattering color on any skin tone for the season. That’s right, we’re talking about peach. A color made perfect for the cheeks, eyes and lips, it’s hard to go wrong with a good peachy tone guiding you. Cult Beauty reported a 74 percent increase in searches for peach after the Pantone announcement, and since then, the trendy color has only continued to grow.

According to experts, peach is one of the most flattering colors anywhere on the face, and it’s all over the latest beauty launches. Makeup artists love it to enhance eye color and to breathe some life into your complexion, and they’re sharing their favorite peachy picks for the season. But the best part? Absolutely anyone can wear it.

Featured Experts

  • Emily Gray is a celebrity makeup artist based in Nashville
  • Natalie Dresher is a makeup artist based in Miami
  • Jeanine Lobell is a celebrity makeup artist and founder of Neen

Why Experts Love Peach

Ushered into the spotlight this year by Pantone, this color isn’t exactly used to winning popularity contests. But it’s always been a key tool for makeup artists.

“Peach is the underdog of spring colors,” explains celebrity makeup artist Jeanine Lobell. “It’s got this cool way of making everyone look a bit fresher and more awake. Because it is a yellow-based color, it’s great for neutralizing any red or pink in the skin tone.”

Alongside tamping down redness, peach is also considered a universal color, or one that works on any skin tone. “There are so many flattering ways to incorporate the color peach into your makeup look,” says celebrity makeup artist Emily Gray. “Peach is a flattering color on so many different skin tones and its such a great summer color.”

According to Lobell, it works on so many skin tones thanks to its balance between pink and orange. “It doesn’t lean too pink or too orange, so it sort of hits this sweet spot that lights up your face without trying too hard,” Lobell explains. “Whether you’re super fair or have a deeper complexion, peachy tones add a healthy glow. It’s low maintenance and high impact. As a color, it blends well into all undertones, so if you want a nice edgeless blush look, she’s your girl!”

How to Wear Peach

You can easily master the color of the year and make peach work for you with the right placement and products.

“On the eyes, peach-colored eyeshadow looks gorgeous on blue, green, hazel, and brown eyes,” says Gray. “Another one of my favorite ways to incorporate peach is on the cheeks, as there are so many beautiful peach colored blushes! Swipe either a shimmery or matte peach blush on the apples of your cheeks for a sweet flushed look.”

Versatile enough to wear on the skin, eyes and lips, the color is also considered refreshing without being overwhelming.

“My favorite part about incorporating peach into your daily makeup routine is that it is so easy because you can use it on the skin, on the eye, and the lip so the options are really endless,” explains makeup artist Natalie Dresher. “It’s both a wearable and practical color as well as flattering!”

As you might expect, this makes it the perfect color choice for a monochromatic look.

“I love playing around with a monochromatic look with peach,” Lobell says. “You can start with a peach blush on the cheeks for a warmer glow. I like to take my peachy blush and add it to the crease of my lid to open and brighten eyes. It is also great for color draping to create more shape to the face. Also, a peachy tone is good when applied closer to under eyes to help neutralize any dark circles.”

Alongside being color of the year, it’s also debuting in a several seasonal beauty launches.

“Peach has been getting a love in a lot of makeup brand launches as well,” Dresher says. “One Size just launched a range of peach setting powders that give you a perfect peachy toned under eye—and it comes in three shades for all skin tones. The Ultra Peach shade has become my new favorite, which is perfect for my skin tone.”

Expert-Picked Peachy Products

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Neen Going Rouge in Happy $29

A luxurious cheek and lip cream color from Neen, this Nordstrom exclusive is made with nourishing jojoba, castor seed and rosehip oils. Leaving skin nourished and supple, the formula melts into skin for a smooth application and edgeless finish.

Vegan and refillable, this brightening and highly pigmented lip and cheek cream is perfect for the monochromatic look Lobell loves.

“Happy is a nice soft peach that can be used on your cheeks and lips even swiped a little into the crease of the eyelid,” Lobell says.

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One Size Ultimate Blurring Setting Powder in Ultra Peach ($34)

Dresher’s new go-to setting powder, this new launch comes in three peachy shades to match your exact skin tone. Proven to have no flashback and to survive through sweat for all-day shine relief, this setting powder brightens your complexion for a refreshed look.

With 94 percent of testers saying it blurred the look of pores and doesn’t settle into fine lines, this setting powder is a skin-smoothing shine-control savior.

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Charlotte Tilbury’s Hot Lips 2 Lipstick in Angel Alessandra ($38)

Created using Charlotte’s iconic K.I.S.S.I.N.G and Matte Revolution formula, this antioxidant-powered lipstick will keep your lips kissably soft.

“My go-to peach nude in my makeup kit is hands down Charlotte Tilbury’s Hot Lips 2 Lipstick in “Angel Alessandra,” says Gray. “Everyone looks beautiful in this shade. The formula is hydrating, photographs amazing, and is long lasting! Additionally these lipsticks are refillable!”

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COVER FX Monochromatic Powder Blush Duo – Soft Peach: Peachy Nude ($42)

Create a multidimensional look that catches light and brightens skin with the shimmer and matte powder blush duo. The same shade made with two different finishes, this duo is the ideal way to layer for that lit-from-within glow.

Free from fragrance, talc, gluten and parabens, this duo includes squalane and glycerin for a smooth, hydrating finish.



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Catrice Cheek Flirt Face Stick in 010 R’n’Peach ($6)

This high-impact formula provides a creamy, buildable finish without sacrificing pigment. Travel-friendly and easy to use, this face stick is the perfect way to get an easy, refreshed look on the go.

“Catrice’s Cheek Flirt Face Stick in “010 RNPEACH” is the perfect affordable cream blush for the summer,” Gray says. “I would recommend this shade for fair to medium skin tones. The formula is easy to blend and you can also use it on your lips and eyes for a monochromatic makeup look!”

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Dibs Beauty The Palm Palette in Peaches In Hand ($36)

Recommended by Dresher for building the perfect peach-toned eye, this handheld palette contains not just three beautiful shades of peach, but three complimentary colors as well. With finishes ranging from matte to shimmer, you can easily build dimension and glow without weighing down your lids.

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Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump in White Peach ($26)

Want immediate hydration and noticeable pigment? The answer is Tarte’s Lip Plump, which provides buildable color while making lips look fuller. White Peach provides a peachy nude that stands out thanks to its high gloss. A balm, a hydrating treatment, and a buildable color in one, this formula is packed with hyaluronic acid and over ten superfruits that provide critical moisture.

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