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Why peach is the perfect winter skin enhancer

Verity Douglas
Writer and expert6 years ago
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The beauty world has fallen back in love with peach - but no longer is it reserved for apples (fruit joke!). Make up artists are extolling the greyness-dispelling virtue of this perfect (usually springtime) hue.

BECCA's {Shimmering Skin Perfector} in 'Opal' is a stunning, fuzzy orange-rose that looks perfect on cheeks, but even better as a luminising primer - buffed all over skin to lend some warmth without the frankly-fake associations of a bronzer. It's also gorgeously flattering for olive and black complexions, which can look a little sallow or dulled during cold winter months. Subtly pearlescent (believe us when we tell you this is suuuuuu-btle) this grants an immediate, lit-from-within glow - lifting your complexion to help make you 'look alive' in moments.

Just use a buffing brush (ZOEVA's flat-topped {Buffer Brush} is ideal) to apply and blend a bead of peach illuminator all over clean, hydrated skin - using small circular motions to diffuse the pigment properly and minimise the risk of tell-tale tidelines. Then either follow with your favourite tinted moisturiser/foundation, or just dab a few dots of concealer and prepare for a deluge of 'you look well' comments from envious, grey-faced co-workers.

It even works around the eye area - peach neturalises blue-toned shadows to disguise dark circles and help you fake awake. And let's not forget its original purpose - as a cheek-popping, highlighting, youth-boosting flush (just apply with your fingers and blur).

Try something gel-textured or creamy to impart a dewy, pinched-your-cheeks effect - far better than powder for winter-chapped skin. Just pat repeatedly to get that gorgeous, 'diffused' look and emulate the 'glowing from within' effect we all aspire to.



Verity Douglas
Writer and expert
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Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...