Why think pink when you can think peach?
As predicted by Pantone’s highly anticipated Colour of the Year announcement, 2024 will be the year of “Peach Fuzz.” “A warm and cozy shade highlighting our desire for togetherness with others and the feelings this creates, Pantone 12-1023 Peach Fuzz presents a fresh approach to a new softness,” reads the announcement in an Instagram caption posted by Pantone. “Highly suggestive of good taste, Pantone 13-2023 Peach Fuzz is a gift to the sense, creating a symbiotic relationship between our sense of taste, sight, touch, and scent.” Following this announcement, we imagine a collective sigh of relief from beauty enthusiasts around the world, as this colour trend translates much easier to glam than, say, 2010’s “Turquoise” or 2022’s “Very Peri.” The Peach Fuzz hue proves to be a universally gorgeous and easily wearable shade that can work its way into our beauty regimes with relative ease.
In preparation for the wave of peach-inspired looks to come in the new year, we’ve put together a list of Peach Fuzz-hued beauty buys you’ll want to add to your cart, pronto. From highly-pigmented eyeshadows and blushes to coveted lip products and nail polishes, we’re feeling peachy keen about these selections.
Peach Fuzz lids
Liven up your lids with a pop of peach eyeshadow! We’ll be referring to this glittery lid look by @beautybyellieparkhurst for inspiration all year long.
MAC’s Powder Kiss Soft Matte Eye Shadows utilize a soft-focus filter technology that gives off an easy-to-blend, blurred eyeshadow effect. “Strike a Pose” is the delightful shell peach shade that delivers a matte wash of colour with a pillow-soft finish. On the lids, it glides on smooth as a peach.
Work a little glitter into your peachy glam with this offering from e.l.f Cosmetics! This Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow in the shade “Flirty Bird” lasts all day long and provides multi-dimensional shimmer in a single swipe. Plus, it’s designed to dry down quickly with minimal fallout.
For eyeshadow made easy, look no further than Laura Mercier’s Caviar Stick Matte shadows. The new and improved formula of these iconic stick shadows allows for 24-hour wear that’s water-, crease- and transfer-proof. The “Peach” shade is our pick, of course! However you slick it on, we promise you can’t mess it up.
Peach Fuzz cheeks
Neutral enough for daily wear and flattering enough for all skin tones to get in on this trend, peach cheeks are in. Makeup artist to the stars Patrick Ta pulls off this peachy blush look perfectly on model Aisha Potter.
Thanks to their creamy texture and natural finish, cream blushes are one of the best ways to bring colour back into your cheeks after you’ve applied your foundation. Westman Atelier’s Baby Cheeks Lip + Cheek Cream Blush Stick does this texture delightfully with its jojoba seed oil and berryflux vita-infused formula. For a luminous and peachy pinch of colour, shop the shade “Minnette.”
Make your cheeks pop with a swipe of L’Oreal Paris’ True Match “Innocent Flush,” blush. With its skin-like finish, this blush can be worn in a natural, lightweight manner, or built up to become more of a statement cheek. It’s not labelled “super-blendable” for no reason.
If you’ve ever stumbled upon the #beautytok side of the TikTok app, you’re likely already well acquainted with Charlotte Tilbury’s viral beauty blush wands. Highly pigmented and flat-out fun to use, these matte blushes are a must-have for liquid blush lovers. To keep up with the Peach Fuzz colour trend, we suggest grabbing the shade “Peach Pop.”
Peach Fuzz lips
In 2024, consider peach-ifying your pout. Let this lip look by celebrity makeup artist Daniela Gozlan on Olivia Culpo serve as your inspiration.
For a high-shine gloss that tastes as sweet as a peach, Covergirl’s Clean Fresh Yummy Gloss in the “Peach Out,” shade is a no-brainer. Within this gloss, a blend of hyaluronic acid and antioxidants fuse with the delicious scents and flavours of naturally derived berries to provide a healthy hit of hydration and a subtle kiss of colour. Now that’s yummy.
For the ultimate matte peach pout, may we suggest Kylie Cosmetics’ Matte Liquid Lipstick in “On Brand”? Providing a true matte finish without the dreaded dryness that often comes with matte formulas, this lippie is one of the most comfortable mattes on the market. Thank you, Kylie!
Plump up your pout with a swipe of Tarte’s Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump. This viral collection of plumpers just expanded its shade range to include a selection of Shimmer Glass shades filled with duo chrome pearls that glisten without glitter—and the “Peach” shade is flattering on all skin tones.
Peach Fuzz tips
Lucky for us, the Peach Fuzz colour trend translates well onto fingertips. It can be both understated and worn as a neutral of sorts, or in a more vivid hue depending on the shade you shop. We love the way @samantha.rudgebeauty uses this shade to add a pop of peachy colour to her half-moon mani.
Where nail lacquers are concerned, we can always depend on OPI for a polish that’s long-lasting and chip-resistant. One more thing we love about the brand? Their kitschy shade names. This one’s called “Crawfishin’ For a Compliment,” and we think it’s well deserving of several of those.
When a colour trend is as easy to wear as Peach Fuzz, shopping similarly-shaded products is well worth the splurge because you’ll get tons of wear out of them. In 2024, layer your nails with a luxurious coat of this peach-coloured Chanel polish in “Utopie.” With its high-gloss finish and sublime colour payoff, we’ll be coveting this peach polish all year long.
Essie’s “Sew Gifted” polish is as pretty as a peach. Leaning into pink-ish undertones, this shade is a dream for those who swear by neutral or pink-hued manicures. What’s more, it delivers salon-quality results on a drugstore beauty budget.
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