It’s easy to look garish when you’re Snow White pale. And unless you’re headed to a high-fashion photoshoot, it’s easy to look over-the-top with heave charcoal or too-bold brows. As a fellow pale-gal, here are my tips to looking pale-gal-pretty!
- Translucency is a big problem with Pale Skin. It means – very pigmented dark circles, red blemishes, and visible veins. The key to combating visible under-the-surface blemishes is a good concealer. For purple veins and under-eye circles, find a good concealer with yellow undertones.
- Mastering the brow can be tricky with fair skin. brown and blonde powders and pencils can look too reddish on cool-toned hair. Unless you’ve got ginger locks, you may have to dilute your brow color with a bit of grey to make it more ashy.
- Rock Blush. Fair gals can sport a peachy or pink blush like no other. For a fun, natural day look, pat on the apples of dewy cheeks. For night, pike a beigy-pink and swoop in a checkmark motion under the cheekbone from your hairline inwards.
Black .Black is too strong for every-day looks. By all means rock a charcoal smokey eye for night looks, but during the day, stick to a black/brown mascara and liner. They still accentuate your eyes without looking too contrived and overpowering.
- Become BFFS with Taupe. Make your pale skin the focal point of your make-up by mastering a fresh, natural makeup. Avoid harsh eye-makeup and do a soft, barely-there crease with a natural, matte taupe. Even-out skin tone with a cream concealer and finish off with a tinted moisturizer. If you like to sculpt, use a light taupey, bronzer around the outsides of the forehead and in the hollows of the cheekbones.
- Hello Coral. Prior to 1993* (*totally made up date) coral make-up was only approved for ‘Spring’ Seasons. Well, not any more! Rock a coral lip, or a peachy cheek to accentuate your ivory skin.
- The Shockline. Avoid running your eyeliner all the way from the inner corner to the outer corner. It can look too harsh and shrink the appearance of your eye. Instead, run a blended line that follows your natural lash-line, or that starts mid-way through your eye to the outer corner. As an added effect, sweep white eyeliner along your lower waterline to open the eye even more.
Do you have fair skin? What are your tricks?