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May 6, 2013

Peach Lips and Cheeks

Who said going matchy-matchy was a bad thing? At the Museum of Modern Art screening of The Great Gatsby in New York City, Emma Roberts paired her faint peach blush to her apricot lip stain for a chic tone-on-tone effect. Inspired by her dress, Roberts’ makeup artist Nick Barose repurposed a sheer lip stain as a blush to tie the look together. “The peaches and cream palette of her dress and her beautiful skin called for an ethereal pink-nude lip—kind of like the effect in Renaissance paintings,” he told us. “I stained her cheeks and lips with a sheer color, then filled in her brows slightly darker, adding extra mascara to balance the look and give it an edge.” When going for a similar effect, apply the stain to the apples of your cheeks, then blend outward toward your cheekbone. Make sure to blur any harsh edges with a touch of sheer powder or foundation to create the most natural effect. After applying the color to her lips, Barose layered a nude lipstick by Votre Vu on top to create dimension. “Opt for a nude lipstick that isn’t opaque or matte, but sheer and fresh so the texture of your lips can peek through,” he added.

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