cover pelle chiaraVery fair-skinned women are always faced with several issues when it comes to makeup. Beginning with the base; it is very hard in fact to find the right shade of foundation, concealers and powders, since the lightest nuances are often an exclusive of Asian markets. The same goes for eyeshadows & co: it is essential in fact to find the right balance of colors to avoid a sharp contrast with natural complexion. We asked Claudio Fratoni, NARS Brand Manager, for some advice for a perfect makeup for those who have a very fair skin.

What’s the ideal makeup base for fair skins?
The first step for a perfect makeup is the primer, that evens and enhances the skin. Applying just a little on the whole face is enough to assure a perfect hold of the foundation and avoid unaesthetic color spots. Then it’s the turn of the foundation. It is best to choose one with a translucent finish to be applied with little touches only where necessary, that is cheeks and nose. Then proceed with the application of the concealer, from the inside corners of the eyes creating a ‘V’ that lightens not only the bottom of the eye but also the top part reaching the brow line. Lastly, seal everything with a transparent powder.

What colors for the eyes should very fair-skinned women choose?
There are two options: a very intense makeup, like “smoky eyes”, for example, or a very defined makeup in a 1950’s style. Very fair skins don’t do well with natural or nude shades, they don’t enhance them and hide their brightness. Beware of pastel colors as well, which tend to take away the freshness of the face making it appear unrested. Generally speaking, focus on black, brown, gold, silver, plum, bronze , very dark green, greige, warm pink and peach, while it would be best to avoid purple, gray, light green, baby blue, white, orange and fuchsia.

What are the lipsticks that complement a very light skin?
Red, plum, peach, ruby, flesh pink, peach and salmon are perfect.

What are colors to avoid ?
Definitely no brown, fuchsia, nude tones, pastel pink, purple and orange.

Can we use powder to give a touch of liveliness to our face?
Those with an extremely fair complexion must surrender to the fact that if the tan is not natural, it’s better to leave bronzing powders aside. Always use blush instead and match it with the lipstick. But beware of bright pink, you’ll look hot rather than ‘healthy’!

28 Responses to “The Best Makeup for Very Fair Skin”

  • Ciao Chiara,interessante questo post non concorso però sulla scelta del rossetto prugna lo trovò troppo pesante per chi ha una carnagione chiara.

    Reply to Chiara
  • eally nice interview with good advices. Thanks for sharing.

    Reply to okmi
  • Thanks for sharing these great tips! I’m extremely fair and I agree that it’s hard to get the base right. Most days I just dust on some translucent powder and I’m good to go.

    Happy New Year! Have a blessed 2016~

    Love, V.

    Reply to Vanessa
  • I actually have quite fair skin and I love the mac foundations because they have very fair colours. altough i am fair i like to wear brown lipsticks. I feel like when the eyes are made up with eyeshadow and with an eyeliner and a nice contour, then every lipstick can suit.

    xx Lisa

    thank you for this useful post, will def try one of the products!

    Reply to Lisa Wiesner
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