The Art Of Wearing Peach And Grey
Peach is an incredibly difficult colour to wear on its own. It is a shade that looks smashing on blondes with peachy complexions but creates a washed out effect on olive to dark skin tones. Grey, on the other hand, is often shunned for being drab and nondescript despite its versatility as a match to any other colour. But when brought together, peach and grey make a powerful duo in both the beauty and fashion worlds.
The Pantone Fashion Color Report Spring 2016 recently unveiled its top 10 colours for men’s and women’s fashion in the next season and two of those colours are Peach Echo and Lilac Gray.
This colour combination staves off the dreariness of gray while grounding the flightiness of peach. Whether you are colour blocking or adding accents, peach and grey make a stunning fashion statement.
The peach and grey combination is a favourite of Nectar and Stone founder, Caroline Khoo, who loves pairing a peach tank or T-shirt with a high waisted grey skirt for a casual day out.
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If you are uncertain about wearing peach, then keep it away from your face. Slip into a pair of peach denim jeans, throw a grey silk blazer over a white top and you are ready to go!
Another easy and classic style is to wear a grey waistcoat over a peach shirt for a pop of colour. Or keep your fashion simple with a dress that shows off both colours.
There are certain colours that fly under the radar as far as make-up is concerned, and peach and grey are two of them. The former is avoided for fear of looking sallow while the latter is usually deemed too intense for easy wear. But as in fashion, the combination of the two can be smoking hot. Here are three ways to wear peach and grey on your face.
#1: Take It Easy
Prime your eyelids with concealer then press a light grey eye shadow onto the inner corner of the eye.
Use a larger brush to work a slightly deeper, steel grey onto the outer corner of the eye. Apply the same shade along the lower lash line using a smaller brush.
Apply mascara to the upper and lower lashes.
For a light and airy look and a subtle pop of colour, reach for a peach tint blush.
Finish the look with a soft, peach lip gloss or lipstick.
We love: Christian Dior’s Diorshow Mono in Swan, Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Envy Defining Eye Shadow in Steel Nerve, Helena Rubenstein’s Wanted Blush in Glowing Peach and Shiseido’s Laquer Rouge in Rubelite
#2: The Middle Path
Cover the eyelid with charcoal, grey eyeliner and lightly blend it into the crease.
Apply a black or dark grey shadow to the lid and blend it well into the crease.
Line the bottom lash line with the black or dark grey shadow and lightly smudge it.
Dust a peach blush across your cheekbones for a natural, glowing look.
Line your lips with a nude or invisible lip pencil, then swipe on a light peach hue.
We love: Chanel’s Crayon Khol in Graphite, and Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Mirifique, Elizabeth Arden’s Beautiful Color Radiance Blush in Sweet Peach and Helena Rubenstein’s Wanted Rouge in Fascinate
#3: No Holding Back
Blend taupe, grey shadow onto the eyelid crease.
Add a shimmery peach hue to the inner and outer corners of your eyes to make them pop.
Line the upper and lower waterline with a black gel liner and lengthening mascara.
Use a soft pinky shade of blush if you have a cooler skin tone and a slightly brighter shade with coral/orange tones if your skin tone is warmer.
Apply a peach lip gloss to the center of your lips and dab a little towards the outer corners for a fuller pout.
We love: M.A.C. Cosmetic’s Eye Shadow in Coquette, and in Arena, Christian Dior’s Diorblush in Peach Party and in Coral Criosette and Elizabeth Arden’s Beautiful Color Luminuous Lip Gloss in Coral Kiss
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