Beauty Crush: Peaches ’n’ Cream Cheeks

Peaches and Cream

Summertime and the primpin’ is easy: a subtle swipe of sweet peach blush suits the season’s pared-down makeup mood, serving up a sunny yet delicate alternative to bronzer. Stars like Kate Mara, Scarlett Johansson and Amy Adams have warmed to the orange-pink hue on cheeks, often pairing it with creamy lips in a similar shade. “This trend isn’t heavy on product or colour; there’s a brightness to it,” says Vanessa Jarman, Rimmel makeup artist for Canada, who considers peach universally gorgeous. (It especially flatters ruddy complexions because it doesn’t accentuate redness like pure pink does.) This season, she prefers a mousse-like or liquid cheek tint, which will hydrate and give skin a fresh, real-feel finish. “I like to use my hands to warm the product up first. Then I push it into the skin, so it melds and doesn’t just sit on the surface.” For extra glowiness, Jarman suggests highlighting cheekbones with a sheer illuminator. And don’t over-mattify: Using powder sparingly (under the eyes, around the nose and on the forehead) will let the dewy, peachy-hued you to shine through.