For porcelain or milk-and-roses complexions, use transparent make-up: subtly shimmering pinks over a velvety base for a light, breathable, ‘second skin’ effect.
Barely-there, delicate make-up enhances your skin’s radiance best.
Choose the best colours to highlight a fair complexion according to your hair colour:
- If you’re blonde, go for a palette of cold colours such as bluish pink, salmon grey and mauve. Icy pastels look gorgeous on your skin and create an irresistible nude look.
- If you’re brunette, go for warm, matte colours such as powdery plum, chestnut red and amber brown.
Get porcelain skin
To get a smooth, luminous skin tone à la Kate Moss’ gorgeous rosy velvet skin, follow these three steps:
You need to get your skin smooth and light in preparation for make-up. Apply moisturising cream all over your face so that your skin can breathe and so it retains its elasticity all day long.
To achieve a perfect complexion, hide blemishes and imperfections using a green-tinged concealer or under-eye concealer, dabbing it on where necessary.
3- Even out
For that velvety effect, use a lightly powdered liquid foundation with a natural finish. Select a foundation half a shade lighter than your skin tone, testing on the underside of your wrist. Pinky shades illuminate fair, silky skin beautifully.
Focus on make-up
Create a natural, transparent look. Whether you use powder, mousse or cream blusher, go for shimmering pink and apply to the prominent part of your cheeks, sweeping upwards to your temples.
Metallic eyeshadows add shine to your eyes. For a soft look, select pastel shadows that go well very with pale skin. A light golden sheen or shimmer will light up your eyes.
Lip shine and gloss enhance fair skin subtly. For a romantic, natural look, go for soft, delicate colours such as pink and mauve. Avoid bright red, which will look too harsh against your skin.
For a sun-kissed look
If you love having a bit of a sun-kissed glow, arm yourself with special self-tanning or summer skin products designed for fair skin.
These add glow and radiance to your face but are light enough for fair skin. And apply illuminating/shimmering powder using a large brush to illuminate your rosy complexion.
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