Having fair skin is both a blessing and a curse. For starters, a lot envy your milky complexion; while on the other hand, there are days when you just wish you had more color on your face. For those of you facing that dilemma, here are a few tools to stash your makeup kits with that’ll bring back the color to your face.
A soft and sheer pink blush
It’s very important for fair-skinned ladies to have bit of color to avoid looking to pale. Add warmth to your skin by using a sheer pink blush that gives you a very natural-looking flush.
Try: Bobbi Brown Blush in Apricot
Highlighters, compared to bronzers, are generally more flattering on pale skin. Steer clear of golden or peachy highlighters that would give you an orange-y glow and opt for something that’s pearly with pink, blue, or silver undertones.
Try: MAC Cream Color Base in Luna
A pinkish nude lippie
Finding the perfect nude can be tricky. For those with paler skin, going too light might make you look completely washed out and going too dark defeats the purpose of a bare effect. Choose a lippie with a pinkish-brown shade to it that matches your skin tone while adding the slightest hint of color.
Try: L’Oreal ColorRiche Moist Matte Lipstick in Sakura Petal
A subdued red
As with nudes, red can be tricky, too, for fair-skinned girls. Not that finding the perfect shade of red is hard (it’s actually quite universal), but it might be a too-shocking contrast especially if you’re not used to wearing such bright colors. In that case, a deeper, less vibrant color would be easier to grow into if you still want to rock a bolder lip.
Try: Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet in La Bouleversante
Jet black eyeliner
Go graphic with a sleek jet black stroke on the lids that instantly pops against your fair skin.
Try: K-Palette 1 Day Tattoo Real Lasting Eyeliner