Make up for pale skin feature

When it comes to forming the ultimate beauty kit, there’s no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. Different skin concerns, tones and face shapes mean that you should always tailor your technique to celebrate your fabulous self! So to help point you in the right direction if you’re got a fair complexion, we’ve taken a look at the best makeup for pale skin to help complement a porcelain base to perfection.  

What Makeup do I Need in My Kit?

  • Primer
  • Green colour corrector
  • Foundation brush
  • Orange colour corrector
  • Concealer
  • Finishing powder
  • Blusher brush
  • Matte bronzer
  • Cream blush
  • Nude eyeshadow
  • Eyeshadow brush
  • Brow gel
  • Lip tint
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Step 1 – Prep the base

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First start off with an even application of primer. This will maximise the longevity of your look and keep skin hydrated too.

Step 2 – Colour correct

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If redness (think blushing and blemishes) is a massive skin concern then this step is one not to be missed. Take a green colour corrector and apply to your problem areas, such as the chin or T-zone. Then blend this out using a foundation brush. Next, take an orange colour corrector and apply under the eyes to reduce the appearance of dark circles.

Step 3 – Apply foundation

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Once you have used your colour correctors (these do not have to be completely blended in for this next step), apply foundation all over using a brush or sponge. Apply the foundation under the jawline too as neglecting the neck is a common beauty mistake!

Step 4 – Conceal any problem areas

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Take your trusty concealer and apply to any troublesome spots, like blemishes or under the eyes.

Step 5 – A little dusting of powder

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Take a finishing powder and dust a little over any oily spots, such as the T-zone.

Step 6 – Add colour to the cheeks

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Now your base is flawless, it’s time to add a little colour back to your complexion. Take a matte bronzer and focus on the hollows of your cheeks and along the jaw line to add a little contour.

Step 7 – More colour

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Next we’re taking a cream blush and applying to the apples of the cheeks. Layer this up with a brush or blend in with your fingertips.

Step 8 – Apply nude

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We’ve already done a lot of colour correcting around the eyes, so now we are going to focus on the eyelid area to reduce any redness. Take a nude eyeshadow and sweep across the eyelids.

Step 9 & 10 – Lengthen lashes

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Use an eyelash curler to add a little extra definition to your natural shape. Next, take a mascara wand and work your way from root to tip using a zig zag motion for the best results.

Step 11 & 12 – Define brows & lips

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To fill in sparse brows and to whip any strays into shape, we’re going over our arches with a tinted brow gel. Next, go over your pout with a lip stain.