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How To: Find the best makeup for your fair skin tone
Mon, 7 November 2011 3:57PM
Alabaster, porcelain, moonlit, fair, ivory, translucent, pale and even pasty. There are so many names for fair skinned beauties. This gorgeous skin tone is under-appreciated in Australia, but thankfully the trend for porcelain, un-sunkissed skin is growing. No doubt thanks to the Twilight series and a growing awareness of the harmful effects of too much sun. But what colours work best with this skin tone? So glad you asked.
Fair skin should be played down, and if you don’t have blemishes or imperfections you can often get away with minimal coverage. You may find you need to custom-blend a couple of shades to find your perfect match.
Celebs: Diane Kruger; Dita Von Teese; and Dakota Fanning
If you want to experiment with blushes and bronzers, choose tones that are only a shade darker than your natural skin tone, and build colour slowly. Pale pinks and soft peaches are great for a rosy glow.
Celebs: Anna Kendricks; Dianna Agron; and Hailee Steinfeld
Smoky shades such as navy, grey and charcoal look great against an ivory complexion. Finish with mascara. Shades to avoid: earthy, red-based colours.
Celebs: Emily Blunt, Rachael Taylor; and Kristen Stewart
Rich colours are a fabulous contrast to a light skin tone. Deep reds and plums are alluring while pinks add a playful pop of colour. Just steer clear of brown based lippies.
Celebs: Megan Fox; Taylor Swift; and Rose Byrne
Do you have porcelain skin? Do you embrace it?
What’s your favourite products for fair skin?
Posted by: Chelsea Tromans