Fair skin make-up tips

Friday, 29 June 2012

Fair skin make-up tipsKrysten Ritter, who is known for her signature blunt bangs and alabaster-toned skin, is a master of picking the most gorgeous shades for her complexion. And as Krysten proves, the key is to go with soft, sheer tones and to embrace your natural colouring.


Regardless of your colouring and undertones, it’s always best to match the shade to your skin. If you need less coverage, go with a sheer tinted moisturiser to let your skin shine through, and if you need to amp up the coverage, try a liquid or cream foundation, using a colourless or pale powder to set.


For the most natural look, try soft apricots, sandy pinks, or rosy pinks. For night, a pinky-red color gives a dramatic flair. Avoid browns, which can look dull on fair skin.


Create a subtle enhancement with soft pink, pale blue, champagne, navy, gray, or cool brown hues. Use black or black-brown mascara to ground the look and play up your eyes.


Soft peach, pale pink, and apricot are all great blush options for porcelain-toned skin. But when it comes to bronzer, avoid anything too warm; honey-toned shades with shimmery peach or pink flecks will flatter most.

Written by Jaimie Richards , this article originally appeared on BellaSugar.

Image: PRPhotos.com

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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. Pannack

    Thanks for the tips! I am so pale!

    6 years ago •

  1. Maddy

    absolutely agree with no brown on lips, on my fair skin it looks bad.

    7 years ago •

  1. Botes

    Interesting read, thank you. I have fair skin and i cnt just use any colours, ill use ur advise!!!!

    7 years ago •

  1. Mpbutterfly

    I am fair and hardly ever use lipstick.

    7 years ago •

  1. Couchman

    Yay! At last! I always look like a ghost next to my tanned friends, but at least now I will know what to do to enhance my looks… Thanks!

    7 years ago •

  1. K@t

    Also like the neutrals but if ur fair it can make you look dull and washed out!

    7 years ago •

  1. Guccigirl

    My experience is that a tinted moisturiser is an excellent way of preventing you from looking pasty and over-done.

    7 years ago •

  1. Chicara

    Love these tips. I have super pale skin as well and certain makeup does nothing for me. I love Krysten Ritter in this pic – she looks gorgeous. :)

    7 years ago •

  1. Zu

    Brown lipstick.. I also thought it looks nice on my asian fair skin, never though of that dull look! hmm..let me get back to coral and pinky red.
    I agree on soft peach for the cheeks.

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    Most of the times I use a lipstick with a brown undertone and I have fair skin. Always thought it looks good!

    7 years ago •

  1. landman

    Great article and great tips thank u, but i prefer not to use black eyeliner or black mascara, i rather settle for brown or a light charcoal colour it looks better on me than black.

    7 years ago •

  1. K@t

    Fair people sometimes end up looking pasty!

    7 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    Wow never knew! Will stay away from my brown lipstick now

    7 years ago •

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