My Fair Lady

Monday, January 05, 2009 | Tips & How-Tos

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Makeup Tips for Light Skin

Whether you have naturally porcelain skin, or just a case of seasonal paleness, here are a few tips to help keep fair skin looking luminous and lovely all winter long.

SKIN: A protective day cream is a must for those with light skin tones. Choose a moisturizer with a double-digit SPF, such as Pür Minerals Day Renewal Complex SPF 20, to help block harmful UV rays and preserve skin’s health. Exfoliating regularly, especially during the winter, will help fair skin maintain that supple, milky radiance.

FACE & CHEEKS
: Since discolorations tend to reveal themselves more on lighter skin, try prepping skinPorcelain_878147000455
for makeup application with a colour correcting foundation primer. A green-tinted formula will help to even out the skin tone and offset any redness or imperfections, such as under eye circles or blemishes.

As for foundation, barely-there makeup looks best on fair skin. 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup in shades Porcelain and Light provide flawless, transparent coverage for ladies with very fair to fair skin. If you love having a sun-kissed look, lightly apply a bronzing powder for a natural-looking, golden glow. Top with a shimmering, pink blush to give cheeks a fresh, youthful flush.

EYES
: Pastel eye shadows and subtle metallics go well with pale skin. Pink and lavender shades are a sure bet to complement those with fair hair and complexion, but if you really want to light up your eyes try a shimmering golds and yellows or smooth, sparkling blues and greens. Fair-skinned ladies with darker hair look great in amber, plum and golden-brown hues.

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Pür Picks: Blondes should try Pressed Mineral Shadows in Rose Quartz, Violet Iolyte, Champagne Citrine, Sunstone, and True Emerald. Brunettes and redheads will look lovely in Amber, Rose Symesite and Fawn Fayalite.

LIPS: A lip gloss in a soft shade of pink will add just the right amount of polish to your pout. Deeper, berry tints can also provide a nice contrast to your skin tone, but look best with a matte finish. Mineral Shea Butter Lipstick in Black Amethyst
is a romantic, berry-stained colour that flatters all skin tones and looks particularly stunning on those with light skin and dark hair.

While fair-skinned beauties should beware of over doing it with bold, over-the-top lip colour, a bright red lipstick can look glamorous and sophisticated when done right (think Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman). Again, matte lipstick suits this look best, since too much shine can appear harsh against pale skin.

Shop PurMinerals.com for more ways to make fair skin look fabulous.

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