Taking its cue from its namesake, the Tomato Girl look doesn’t just have reddened cheeks as the main feature but supple reddened skin. There’s no instant step to achieving this other than following a proper skincare regimen. However, you can let its natural texture shine with a serum-based foundation that feels light on the skin. For blemishes or trouble areas you’re self-conscious about, such as the under-eye areas, pat on some concealer.
Blush is the essential makeup product for nailing the Tomato Girl aesthetic. The Cool Hour advised using a terracotta-based shade for that “perfectly ripe flush,” preferably in either liquid or cream form for a dewy finish. (Cosmopolitan also recommended combining your bronzer and blush for a nice, ruddy glow.) Apply it on the areas of the face where sunlight naturally hits: the apples of the cheeks, across the bridge of the nose, and the top of the forehead. Apply more color than what you usually do, especially on your cheeks. Just follow Spickard’s tip to start light, gradually building on and blending your blush to avoid getting into clown territory.
Apply eyeshadow that’s just slightly darker than your skin tone on your eyelids then coat your lashes with mascara. Groom your brows with gel but skip filling them in. Swipe some berry lip tint on your lips to achieve that wine-stained look, then dab some gold highlighter under your brow bone and on your cheekbones and Cupid’s bow.