Protect Your Skin in the Sun
Fair-skinned people usually burn rather than tan. You must wear sunscreen if you plan to be outside for any length of time. Even if none of your friends are using it, make sure you apply it. You’ll save yourself from looking like a lobster. Not to mention, those who have fair skin are more likely to develop skin cancer of all types including basal cell carcinoma. In fact, you’re at a high risk for developing melanoma, which is the deadliest form of skin cancer. You should always wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Wear a hat or other protective clothing and never lay out in direct sunlight for extended periods of time during the times of 10 am and 4 pm.
Dark Shades of Lipstick Is a No-No
It’s very rare to find a girl who looks good with crimson lips. It’s just one of those shades that are difficult to rock, and it’s only cute on woman with certain skin tones. Unfortunately, pale skin tones aren’t one of them. Lay off of the bold hues of red. You should honestly avoid bold shades altogether. It doesn’t enhance or match your skin tone at all. Instead, opt for light colors like a pale pink or even just a clear, glossy lip. Soft shades of apricot work well.
Bronzer Done Right
You might think bronzer isn’t an option for you, but it can be if you know a few simple tricks. First, you need a makeup brush that’s a bit larger with a chisel shape. The next step is to find the ideal shade of bronzer, Going one or two shades darker is a rule that can only be followed by women with tan skin or an olive complexion. Your foundation or tinted moisturizer must match your skin. And it’s not like horseshoes where if you’re close it counts. With the foundation, you have to match it exactly. Once you find a brand and shade that matches your skin, you should stock up on it.
Find a bronzer that’s only one shade darker than your skin. Fair-skinned women don’t want to get a bronzer that actually gives them a bronze look. Deep browns only look good on medium to dark-skinned ladies. Find one with a beige or gold base. This will give your skin a healthy looking shine without making your skin tone look fake.
Use only a tiny amount at a time and apply it in the shape of the number “3” when using a matte bronzer. Use the shimmer bronzer only on areas where the sun would naturally hit.
You might have heard the expression, “Go big or go home,” but when it comes to bronzer, it’s better to be lighter or less likely to stand out. You can always apply more of the bronzer or even mix a beige or gold eyeshadow with it to add depth, but if you buy it too dark, there isn’t much you can do.
Choosing an Eyeshadow
You’ve probably seen women who pull off a smoky eye like they were born with it. You, however, will never be one of these women. Dark, dramatic eyeshadow will only take away from your flawless alabaster skin. You want to enhance your appearance with lighter shades that are just enough to make your eyes pop without making you look washed out. Opt for grays, light tans, pale pinks or champagne shades. They will accent your eyes and compliment your skin tone.
Strive for Natural
Ultimately, you want to look as natural as possible. Too much makeup tends to look worse on pale-skinned individuals than it does on those with darker skin. You want to use shades that are close to your skin tone. You want to use the minimalist’s approach when applying any type of makeup when you have fair skin. Even though you want to use as little as possible, but don’t worry, it’ll still have a big effect.
Go Dark with Mascara
Fair-skinned ladies can rock dark mascara well, in particular dark black mascara. It gives a dramatic effect without being too much. It’s vital for you to watch what other makeup you put on if you do a dark eye. You don’t want to enhance too many features at one time. If you do a bold eye, make sure you wear very little blush or lipstick. A gloss is ideal if you wear dark mascara.
Stick with Liquid Eyeliners
Liquid eyeliner is better for everyone’s appearance. It’s easier to get straighter, thinner lines without smudges with liquid eyeliner. However, it’s particularly beneficial for those with a light complexion. Never apply pencil eyeliner, even on the bottom lid.
Choose Your Blush Wisely
When you’re picking out a blush, never use a bright pink. You also want to avoid brown. It’s best to use baby pink because when you do blush, this is probably the shade you turn. You want to avoid anything that looks too orange or yellow.
Bold and Bright Blues
Forget about bold and bright blues around the eyes. You also want to forgo on pink and brown around the eyes.
Take Off Your Makeup Each Night
While everyone should take off their makeup at night, fair-skinned woman should especially focus on it. It’s important to take it off with cleansers for sensitive skin since light-skinned individuals are more prone to irritation and skin rashes.
Make Your Skin Glow Naturally
Apply a thin layer of plain yogurt to your face for 10 minutes each day. Once you wash it off, you’ll notice your skin will look more refreshed.