Earlier this year Mattel released a reproduction of what was quite possibly the greatest toy of 1985 - Peaches n' Cream Barbie. How did a toy without lasers, sound effects, or anything battery operated become such a long-loved classic? It probably helped that the doll is an homage to that most delectable color, that most wearable of fruits - Peach.
Everyone, real or plastic, looks good in peach. Inspired by this childhood favorite, we've hunted down the sweetest shades of peach makeup.
Clockwise from top left:
- Urban Decay Pocket Rocket Lip Gloss in Max is a creamy peach gloss with a hint of shimmer. Hard to say which is sweeter, the crème brûlée flavor or the hunk of man-candy pictured on the bottle.
- Hard Candy Fortune Gloss in Destiny gives lips a glassy finish and has a working Magic 8-Ball built right into the tube for a nostalgic toy fix.
- Smashbox Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion in Flash gives skin a dreamy, opalescent glow and can be used as a highlighter or for a full-face effect.
- American Apparel Nail Polish in Summer Peach is a chalky pastel that looks especially lovely on Malibu Barbie skin tones.
- Estée Lauder Pure Color EyeShadow in Kenyan Copper is a warm peach shimmer that compliments all eye colors.
- Hard Candy Blush Crush - Baked Blush in Honeymoon, a pinkish-peach shade that leaves a pearly sheen on cheeks. The powder formula applies easily wet or dry for blendable, buildable coverage.
- Tarte Natural Cheek Stain in Tipsy is made with real fruit extracts and smells faintly edible. Cheeks are left with a dewy, natural-looking flush.
- NYX Round Lipstick in Iris is a frosted color straight out of the 1980s. The golden peach shade is striking on its own, or it can be layered over other lipsticks for a more subtle effect.
Just remember, when turning to Barbie for beauty inspiration, use caution! The color peach is universally flattering. Oversized chiffon ruffles are not.
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