How to Wear Your Berries



photo by Kenji Toma

The top four to wear, slather, and eat for amazing results—inside and out. (Sorry, strawberry. Maybe next time.)

Benefit Cosmetics (left); Revlon (right)

Sea Buckthorn
This berry’s golden peach tone gives skin a “warm, sunny glow,” says makeup artist Troy Surratt. Dust blush on the apples of your cheeks, diffusing the color up and out.
TRY: Benefit Cosmetics Blush in Majorette (1), $28,; Revlon Cream Blush in Pinched (2), $13, at drugstores


Urban Decay (Left); Clinique (Right)

“Deep purple eyeliner intensifies blue eyes, brings out amber tones in brown, and highlights hazel flecks in green eyes,” says Surratt.
TRY: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Empire (1), $20,; Clinique Quickliner for Eyes Intense in Intense Aubergine (2), $16.50,


NARS (Left); L’Oreal Paris (Right)

“As a creamy lipstick, this coral-red color is both sexy and ladylike,” says Surratt. While it flatters all skin tones, the hue can lend a yellow tinge to less-than-gleaming teeth. (Get thee to a whitening strip!)
TRY: Nars Audacious Lipstick in Lana (1), $32,; L’Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge in Charismatic Coral (2), $10, at drugstores


Tarte (Left); STILA (Right)

While most people associate Snow White with apples, Surratt finds pomegranates more fitting: “That’s the pinkish-red hue of her lips and cheeks.” A sheer stain will lend a fresh flush to skin.
TRY: Tarte Natural Beauty Cheek Stain (1), $30,; Stila Raspberry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain (2), $24,

For more on the other health and beauty benefits of these berries, check out the January/February issue of Women’s Health, on newsstands now!

More from Women’s Health:
7 Foods to Eat for Amazing Skin
The Perfect Red Lipstick For Every Skin Tone
A No-Fail Guide to the Smoky Eye

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