When in doubt about what new lipstick colour to try, reach for peach!
It’s one of those surprisingly universal makeup colours that everyone can wear: from very pale to very dark skin tones. If you’re not convinced, just ask François Nars – the man behind the bestselling NARS Orgasm blush – the perfect blend of pinky/peach that suits almost everyone!
As any colour wheel will show you, peach is derived from two secondary colours: orange and pink. And it’s these proportions of orange and pink that will determine whether you’ve chosen the ‘right’ peach tone to complement your skin. When testing colours I recommend using your skin undertone as a guide: if you have pale skin with cool pink undertones, look for a peach with more pink/red in it, and if your undertones are warmer and have a yellow/olive tone to them, choose a peach with more orange in it.
Here are three peach toned lip products I gravitate to: