beauty,  polyvore

Pretty as a Peach

Happy Friday lovely readers and followers! I’ve been having a long, yet productive week, and I’m so glad that I get to relax a little this weekend. Makeup has become my latest obsession over these past few months. I always get nice makeup for Christmas (especially from my sister), including Laura Geller and Bare Minerals.

When I think about all of the makeup mistakes I’ve made as a teen, it really makes me laugh. I used to have “raccoon eyes” when I experimented with eyeliner, and I even wore black lipstick in middle school! #rebel. Do you have any embarrassing makeup stories? Let me know in the comments below.

Today’s collage is dedicated to the color palette of the year–peach! I think the reason Hollywood’s makeup artists are so obsessed with peach is because it looks flattering on everyone. It gives a soft glow, without ever being too bright or too dark. This makes it the ideal shade for blush or a highlighter.

Peach eye shadow has also become a new trend. The key to mastering this summer look without falling into red-eye territory is by blending your peach eyeshadow with other bronze and gold shades (see top left palette).

Let’s not forget about lips! Peach lip-gloss or lipstick is an easy way to rock a bolder lip. It’s less intimidating than red, but more mature than pink.

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. (Ephesians 2:10 NLT)

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    • fearfullywonderfullyme

      Haha it would be! I admire all of the dads and big brothers who endure their little girl’s experimenting. God bless you!

  • Courtney

    Great post Emily! Peach is definitely a pretty color.

    Believe it or not I actually just started wearing makeup over the course of this school year—I was sort of a tomboy in high school. Needless to say, I’m doing my best to avoid the old makeup-overboard scenario.😂

    Nonetheless, I did have other interesting phases I went through during my teenage years. I went through a phase where I wore colored hair extensions, when I was going through an “alternative” phase. That was certainly interesting. I also went through a phase where I went totally country girl with way too much plaid. It’s interesting some of the stages we go through when we’re young! Anyways, keep up the great posts Emily! It’s always a blessing to read your faith and fashion posts!

    • fearfullywonderfullyme

      Thanks Courtney! Haha I went through colored hair extensions too. it’s always fun to experiment with makeup. Just remember that less is more and to blend like crazy!

  • Wendy Brydge

    Oh my goodness, I’ve been completely obsessed with watching makeup videos on YouTube for quite some time now. As a traditional artist, I’ve always thought of makeup as just another medium, and so I love to watch talented people apply it. Sam and Nic of Pixwoo are my faves, but I’ve recently been watching Tati Westbrook too who is an absolute delight, especially when she’s sharing screen time with her husband, James. So if you ever need something fun to watch… those are my recommendations! 🙂

    You’re so right about the colour peach: less intimidating than red, but more mature than pink. Pink is my favourite colour, but I actually just bought two tubes of red lipstick just yesterday! I haven’t experimented much with peach-coloured makeup (though I did use a lovely peach blush years ago), but I do love peach-coloured clothing. Peach really makes me think of warm summer days. And after the six-month winter we just had, a peachy summer is just what I need now!

    Ha, I’m having trouble picturing you with black lips! My first year of high school, I made two huge makeup faux pas. First, I had just started plucking my eyebrows and developed a TERRIBLE habit of picking and pulling at them as they would grow back in. Suffice it to say, I then spent all four years of high school having to draw my almost nonexistent eyebrows on! I wasn’t very skilled at it. O_o I also had a thing for glitter (I still do, but now I keep it off my face ;P) and routinely used that super sparkly glitter you buy at Halloween as a “highlighter” under my terribly drawn eyebrows. #facepalm

    Thank you Jesus that we aren’t always so clueless. And thank you Lord that I now have eyebrows I love — no pencil required. Lol!

    • fearfullywonderfullyme

      Hey Wendy! I totally agree that makeup is just another creative medium. I’ll have to check out those videos! I used to watch Bubz Beauty all the time in highschool lol. But most of the tricks I’ve learned have either been from experience or my older sister. I love pink lipstick myself, as well as mauve. It’s fun to mix shades! And yeah, brows are better left alone. I’m so glad I never messed with mine too much. 😄 God knew what He was doing when He designed them. Thanks for commenting!

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