Ripe For The Picking: Summer’s Fruitiest Makeup Shades


Beautiful blues, awe-inducing oranges and punchy pinks: If this summer’s crop of deliciously juicy makeup colors are any indication, then mother nature really is the greatest (makeup) artist of all. From the prettiest plums to the most precious of peaches, these are the 5 shades you can really sink your teeth into.


This warm, sexy shade is not full-on red and not exactly orange -- instead, it offers the best of both worlds. Paint it on for an excellent statement manicure in the warmers months or a power lip year-round.

Chinatown Glossy Pencil in Genre


Lipstick Queen

Second Skin Cheek Color in Sweet Mandarin


Laura Mercier

Nail Polish in Blow Up



Lipstick in Morange




In all its incarnations, this refreshing pink is the quintessential summer hue. The shade is subtle enough to double up, so feel free to match your blush to your lipstick or your mascara to your mani.

The Expert Lip Color in Bright Coral


Kevyn Aucoin

Tinted Lipglass in Pink Lemonade



Vivid Swirl Blush in Papaya


Laura Geller

Nail Lacquer in I’m With the Band



Addict It-Lash Mascara in It-Pink




If there's anything we gleaned from the fall 2014 runways, it's that pops of color are here to stay (yay!). Shades of blue are easy enough to incorporate into your existing look -- a swipe of liner here, a statement nail there -- making it the ideal introduction to the trend.

Larger Than Life Eyeliner in Khao San Road



Lipstick in Hello Sailor


Lipstick Queen

Creme Eye Liner in Cobalt


Laura Mercier

Couture Eyeshadow Palette in Rive Gauche


Yves Saint Laurent

Nail Polish in Hide & Go Chic




We like to treat these sweet, peachy shades as neutrals and pile them on for a natural, girl-next-door vibe.

Matte Lip Liquid in Surrender



Nail Polish in Thandie



Tinted Lip Conditioner in Dizzy



Ombre Eclat Eyeshadow in Mango


Sisley Paris

Blush Subtil Duo in Sheer Macaron Pink


Lancome x Jason Wu


Plums are quite pigmented, so a little goes a long way. Start with a gloss or polish then gradually move onto eye makeup options in the same color spectrum.

The Eyeshadow Smooth Eye Colour Duo in Blossom


Dolce & Gabbana

Le Vernis Nail Colour in Charivari



Aqua-Print Eyeshadow in Violet Vibes



Lip Glacé in Tulip


Laura Mercier

Ultra-Shine Lipgloss in Pink Sapphire


Dolce & Gabbana