Makeup Advice for Pale Skin

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Although the pale skin went out of mainstream fashion after the Victorian age, as soon as the wealthy became the only people who could afford to systematically top up their tan. That doesn’t mean that pale skin is any less beautiful, just because the tides of fashion have turned. Unfortunately, if you do have truly pale skin, a tan is naturally out of your reach (any hint of sunlight and you burn!). This means that you’ve got to take control of your own style now and make your beautiful skin shine by applying the perfect makeup palettes.

Always Wear Blush

The risk that comes with pale skin is looking washed out. If you aren’t naturally all peaches and cream, it’s a good idea to always apply blush. This brings out a little colour in your pale cheeks and you should choose light pink shades. For a greater glow, apply crème blush in circular motions. Unless you want to look dirty, avoid the bronzer – it is not your friend.

Use Brown Eyeliner and Mascara

Now, this isn’t a hard and fast rule by all means, but generally, you should be swapping your kohl eyeliner for an earthy shade. Black can look harsh and unnatural against your skin.

Go Blue-Toned

Although blue eyeshadow is a big no-no for pale skinned girls, blue based lipsticks make bright colours accessible for the delicate skin shades. Lilac and mauve look pretty on your lips and you can pull off red too, as long as it’s blue toned. If you choose to rock a red lipstick, leave your eyes almost untouched as this is hot right now on the beauty fashion scene and also doesn’t swamp your delicate features. It’s more important for you than other people with darker skin tones to get the balance right and not cake on the make-up.

Foundation

For porcelain skinned dolls, it’s exceptionally difficult to get the right foundation. You should aim to find a colour which is half a shade below your natural skin tone. If your foundation is too dark, you’ll end up looking like an overbaked orange. Choose a tinted moisturiser if you struggle in the make-up aisles and pick one with high SPF. Your skin is exceptionally vulnerable to the sun and overexposure will most certainly lead to early aging.

Concealer

You may have areas on your face, such as under your eyes, which are translucent. Make sure to go over these bits with concealer because veins and dark patches show up quite dramatically. Your concealer should be at least one tone lighter than your skin colour.

Look After Your Skin

Light skins tend to be very sensitive in general, so you really can’t neglect your skincare regime. Try to look for  perfect skincare products that will suit your sensitive skin like OFRA Cosmetics which has a vast line of professional skin care and makeup products.

Pamper yourself with moisturisers and face masks. Don’t over-scour your face with abrasive products, as this can damage the skin’s surface. Although properly looking after your skin does take up a lot of time, comfort yourself in the knowledge that pale skin rarely yields spots, so you are blemish-free for longer.

 

 

Cosmetics and Teens: Skin Care Tips for Teenage Girls

One of the main concerns that most teenage girls deal with are the skin breakouts and acne that comes during certain times. Teenage girls become more conscious and aware of their looks and having bad skin can ruin their social lives, affect their self esteem and the general way they feel about themselves. While you cannot do anything about hormonal changes that happen during this period, you can always find ways to control and take care of your skin to prevent skin issues.

 

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Choose Natural

In most cases, young girls tend to experiment with beauty products but it is best to choose those made with natural ingredients. Products with chemicals and synthetic ingredients may be cheaper but it can be harsher and cause negative effects on the skin.

 

Test New Make Up

Even with “safe and natural” cosmetics, it is important that you do test it first. Apply a bit of the product on your ear lobes or under the chin and leave it on for a few hours to see if there are any skin reactions.

 

Check the Expiry Date

Before using any cosmetics, whether it is newly bought or given as gift. After the expiry date, these products are no longer safe to use and may do more harm than good to your skin.

 

Keep Make Up at a Minimum

Avoid covering up bad spots with too much make up especially if you have sensitive skin. This may just clog your pores and make the problem even worse.

 

Cleanse Your Skin

After a day of wearing makeup or being exposed to the elements, always clean your face properly to avoid skin irritations and allow your skin to breathe as you sleep.

Face Make-up – to wear or not to wear

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For a woman with bare natural beauty or artificial beauty wearing make-up is one of the most common topics of conversation among men during lunch breaks or drinking sprees. Wearing of make-up has been a fad among women which started centuries ago. Cleopatra is one of the famous figures in the Western culture portrayed as great beauty, as she wears colorful face make up that made her even more beautiful.  Continue reading “Face Make-up – to wear or not to wear”