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The Super Pale Girl’s Guide To Glowing And Healthy Skin

Women with extremely pale skin are often faced with several issues when it comes to makeup. There is, after all, a certain amount of effort needed to maintain pale skin. Not only it’s important for them to wear at least SPF 30 every day, but it can often be a pretty daunting task trying to find the right shade of blush or lipstick that won’t look too clownish against their skin. Below, we’ve compiled a guide to help all the pale skinned girls out there find the makeup that would complement their complexion.


Switch to brown mascara and eyeliner.

If you're fair-skinned and have blonde and naturally pale lashes, sometimes, a black mascara can look a bit harsh for you, especially if you don’t have a little eye makeup to balance it out. Dark brown eyeliners and mascaras will pleasantly surprise you, they’ll still highlight your eyes, and the blend in with your skin much better than black does.


Dolce & Gabbana’s Passion Eyes Mascara in Terra. At Rustan’s


Go with soft colored or neutral lip colors.

Lay off the bright and bold colored lips and go with sandy pinks, rosy pinks and soft apricots. Trust us, this is going to make your entire face look more beautiful and it will give your complexion a natural boost.


YSL Rouge Volupte in Nude Beige. At Rustan’s


Use minimal eye makeup.

Pale, natural colors actually look great on pale skin. Champagne, soft pinks and even earth-toned metallics all match well and will really make your eyes pop out—a wash of color over your lids would really flatter light skin.  


Urban Decay Naked2 Eyeshadow Palette. At


Embrace blush.

Keep it natural! Pale pinks, soft peaches and even apricot are all great blush options for your skin tone. We’re not suggesting for you to go overboard, but blush is indeed the key to brighten up your look without going the way of bronzer. Focus on the apples of your cheeks, or if you’re in for an all-over glow, use a fluffy brush to sweep the color all over your face.


NARS Orgasm Blush. At Robinson’s Magnolia


Face powder is not for you.

It’s easy to get that caked-on look when you have a pale skin, so be careful of adding an extra layer of powder on your skin. It can easily make you look overly-made-up and matte. Instead, use a good tinted moisturizer which contains titanium dioxide to get that ever-elusive healthy glow.


Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. At Rustan’s


Lead photos via Into The Gloss