Wearing makeup when you have a pale complexion can be a challenge. This writer knows this because she has had pale skin her entire life. She quickly learned that there was a proper way to wear makeup and a wrong way to wear it. Pale skinned people never wanted people to see their makeup before they saw them. Also she learned that there were some shades that looked better on her and some that didn’t work at all. Here are some of the things that she learned through the years.
You Must Choose A Light Foundation
Foundation is important for most women. It can smooth the skin. Plus, she loves the way it hides her small imperfections and face it we all have them. Women with pale complexions should choose the lightest shades of foundations. Skip the ones that have shimmer within them. They will illuminate your skin too much. She has found that it causes a fake robot like appearance.
When you wear foundation make sure to blend in into your skin completely. You should also begin by dabbing it onto your cheekbones and working your way toward your jawline.
Lighten Up With Bronzer
No, the sun is does not usually a good friend to a pale skinned person. The sun will normally quickly burn this type of complexion. For this writer, the sun never gives her a tan. However, it can leave her with a burn. It also used to give her tiny red specks. During her teenage years she spent one summer determined to get a tan. She didn’t get a tan. She didn’t get a burn. She did get tiny red specks or dots all over her legs. They eventually did go away by fall. But they weren’t attractive. Now she stays out of the sun as much as she can and when she wants her skin to look sun kissed she uses bronzer. Yes, it can lighten up a pale complexion, without causing any skin damage. Plus, it can be applied anywhere on the body. However, she applies it mostly on her face.
The bronzer can be applied right to the apples of the cheeks to add color. One can choose a variety of bronzer shades such as fuchsia or even hot apricot. However, you can stick to the neutral shades; which is the one that this writer prefers. .
Don’t Skip The Eye Makeup And Don’t Go OverBoard With It
Yes, this writer loves eye makeup. It is one way to make sure her eyes pop. It can be great for every woman who has a pale complexion. Yet, one must be careful or the makeup can cause any dark eye circles to show up more. To stop this from occurring, be sure to blend in any cream eye shadows and to use concealer on the yes. You may also want to use some shimmer eye shadows. These can reflect light. This will cause one to notice your eyes and not your eye circles.
Never Skip The Sunscreen
Sunscreen should be a vital part of everyone’s beauty routine. If one has a pale complexion, it should be an even more vital part. Plus, sunscreen can make a good base for most makeup, as long as it does not contain zinc or oil. This writer is trying hard to make it a priority in her beauty routine since she wants to stay young looking as long as she can.
Yes, it may take a lot of practice and a few trial and errors when choosing the right beauty products. But once a woman with a pale complexion learns what makeup looks good on her, she can stand out in the crowd as much as any woman can.