Topic of the Week Tuesday: Fruit-Themed Makeup

Fruit themed makeup has really been trending (as well as has skin care like Glow Recipe and 100% Pure) since it appeared on the beauty scene about a year ago in cosmetic brands like Too Faced (Peach Palette and “Peaches & Cream” collection) , Maybelline (“Cherry My Cheri” cherry scented, “Lemonade Craze” lemon scented eyeshadow palettes), Loreal (“Paradise Enchanted” peach scented eyeshadow palette and blush), Lancôme (“Juicy Tubes”), Becca (“Dreamsicle” Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighters with orange), Clinique (Vitamin C Lip Smoothie Lip Colour), and most recently KKW Beauty’s “Cherry Blossom” Palette, Dominique Cosmetics “Berries & Cream” Palette, Urban Decay’s “Naked Cherry” Palette, and Too Faced’s “Tutti Fruitti” collection.

These fruit-themed makeup products are either fruit scented, fruit infused, or have actual organic fruit mixed into the makeup formula itself.  The fruits in them are banana, lemon, orange, strawberry, coconut, raspberry, blueberry, pineapple, cherry, kiwi, peach, watermelon and even “moon fruit”.  This recent makeup trend has been greatly influenced by the Korean beauty market and it’s obsession and popularity with the “fruit juice” look that has had a great influence on the effect and trend of this kind of makeup in the United States.  The fruits that started this originated mostly with peaches, corals, pinks, and oranges to keep in theme with the fruit look that has been a mostly very healthy, natural, and dewy luminous look (which I think has also influenced another trend in the “glossy” or “gel” liquid look here recently also in the United States) with emphasis on skin prep and skin care which Korean women are famously known for and having gorgeous skin.

The application of the makeup is mostly focused on the eyelids, cheeks, and lips with lots of highlighter and sometimes sparkle in the same shades added to the eyelids.  The color palette with new makeup has extended to the brighter and bolder fruit looks like the red, blue, and yellow shades, etc… representing the cherries, bananas, blueberries, and pineapples in the makeup.  The fruit in makeup craze is not a new thing in makeup.  It has been in makeup from the 1950’s, 1960’s, and 1970’s with Revlon’s “Cherries In The Snow” collection, Cover Girl’s “Hot Strawberry” and Wild Peach” makeup products, Avon’s “Cherry Ice”, makeup, and even an “apple” infused & scented setting powder also by Revlon.

So, which ever cosmetic brand you choose to try fruit themed products in there are many to choose from and all kinds of fruit inspired products to try in them whichever kind of look you want whether it be a healthy and dewy daytime natural look, or a smoky, sultry, dramatic evening look.  Have fun experimenting with them!!


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