Pale. Fair. Light. Porcelain. Whichever way that you want to spin it, fair skin is often marveled over. The complexion without visible pores, the contrast of the fair shade against bright eyes or a Cupid’s bow mouth. Having the perfect type of skin is one thing, trying to find makeup that works is completely different. Almost every girl out there with the skin of the fairest maiden tries and tests various makeup brands before realizing that even the lightest shade can be too dark, too orange. It won’t matter how much you blend or how many sponges you use, you can still get an unnatural color on your face – the last place you want to feel insecure.
The secret of finding the right foundation for your skin is finding a balance in the detail of the colors that you use. You can head to a med spa-like ROXYPlasticSurgery.com to learn about which color works on your skin, or you can check out the best methods to get you the complexion that you desire. Check out our advice below:
It’s All In The Undertone
You have to go beneath the surface of your skin tone and look at more than just how fair your skin is. You have the color tone on the surface that everyone can see, but you also have the tones beneath the surface of the skin. There is a very subtle hue of colors under the surface of the skin, and the way you can test is to get a cream towel and a pure white one. Hold them up to your face – makeup free – and decide which one is complementary to your skin. If the white is the one that works, then your undertones are warm. If the cream looks better because of the ‘washed out’ look that the white gives you, then cooler tones are better. Finding that both colors make you look amazing means that your skin tone is neutral.
Once you know your undertones, you can work with the right foundation. Once you know if your skin tone is cool, warm or neutral, you can check out guides like this one to figure out which foundation shade you should be using. These favored products on this list are perfect for those who are fair of skin.
On top of the foundation, you need a blush that suits your skin. This can come in many different shades but certain shades can look wrong on fair skin, and far too clown-like. A light flush of the skin should look natural, and you can read this article on how to find the right shade of blush for your skin tone.
It’s not always easy to be told you have porcelain skin; while it’s a beautiful look, it’s not one that is easy to make over. Finding the right eyeshadows and lipsticks to give your skin the warm look you crave is easy with the right research. Don’t be afraid to experiment with your routine!