08/09/2010 12:33 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Steal This Look: Peaches n' Cream Barbie

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. American Apparel Nail Polish in Summer Peach is a chalky pastel that looks especially lovely on Malibu Barbie skin tones.
  5. Estée Lauder Pure Color EyeShadow in Kenyan Copper is a warm peach shimmer that compliments all eye colors.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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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