If you have very fair or pale skin finding the right makeup can be difficult contrary to popular belief, this is because it is easy for colors to look too garish or heavy. These are a few makeup ideas for light skin to give you an inkling of what suits your skin tone and what you should avoid.
Laying the Foundation
It is no surprise that this should be the first tip because if you end up choosing the wrong foundation or apply it incorrectly it is going to ruin the effect of any other makeup you put on. Always test foundation in natural light directly on your face, neutral shades with little undertone work best for light skin. Dabbing on a few drops and blending it across your face is the best way to use your foundation, this way you end up with a thin natural looking layer and don’t forget to use it under your jaw as well.
Eye Popping Shadows
There is a vast difference between neutral and natural, while neutral shades like cream and beige will make pale skin look dreary and worn, natural eyeshadow colors like champagne, pale pinks, grays and copper tones look fabulous. Alternatively if you have light eyes you may want to consider an eyeshadow that mirrors the shade of your eyes like blue or green. As for those of you with deep brown eyes the same rich brown shadow will compliment them very well or even a purple hue.
When it comes to your lips crimson is not the way to go especially if you are very light complexioned, this particular shade suits olive skinned or tanned women better, although a bright red does add that snow white effect and is worth a try. If you want your lips to look as soft and delicate as your pale skin you should stick to rosy and sandy pinks or even apricot.
Porcelain Skin and blush were made for each other, the color really shows well on this kind of skin but overdoing it could make you look like you’ve just been slapped. Gently brush on colors like a soft peach or apricot or even a delicate pink. Blush is a makeup necessity for those of you with alabaster skin because it adds a bit of color and makes you look a little less lifeless.
Line Your Eyes and Bat your Lashes
Black mascara against pale skin really pops and adds a bit of oomph to any look. Brown simply just doesn’t have the same effect and alternate colors like blue or plum just looks weird so don’t bother. When it comes to eyeliner black is also the way to go because it really draws attention to your eyes, makes you look alive and lends your look a bit of drama. Light colors on the hand don’t look good, it is probably also better to use liquid liners as they are the most bold and easy to apply.
So you see ladies even though you have pale skin that does not mean you have to shun all makeup with the fear of looking like a clown, follow these makeup ideas for light skin to find the colors that compliment your complexion. During application keep in mind that you don’t want to hide your skin, you just want to accentuate it and you will be able to achieve flawlessness.
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