Makeup Tips For Pale Skin

makeup tips for pale skin
This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

When you have pale skin you’re in the company of Keira Knightly, Taylor Swift, Adèle, Gwen Stefani and a host of other pale beauties. Pale skin is classy & sophisticated. A study by the University of Toronto revealed that men prefer more fairer skinned women as they appear pure & innocent. But how do you make the most of your pale skin and what makeup suits you best? We have the answers!


Having a perfect base is a must, but finding & choosing a foundation for pale skin can be tricky. Most foundation colors are either too dark or too yellow giving you a mask-like appearance, so it’s worth investing in the more expensive brands like Bobbi Brown or Mac, who both have a range of natural colors to suit your skin. Try to find a light reflective foundation which will give a perfect glow.

Our picks: Bobbi Brown Bobbi Brown Luminous Moisturizing Foundation in Porcelain or a cheaper option is L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup in Alabaster.


Use translucent powder instead of a tinted powder as this will always be too dark or too yellow. You can choose cheaper brands as they have good quality powders.

Our picks: L’Oreal Paris Translucide Naturally Luminous Loose Powder or Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Translucent Pressed Powder

Blusher and Bronzer

Use a light brush and stay on the conservative side when it comes to color. Choose a soft pale pink or apricot.

Our picks for blusher: Mac shimmer powder blush in Blush baby which is a soft pink or L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Blush in Apricot kiss.

When it comes to bronzer think café au lait instead of mocha. Too dark can look unnatural like you’re an extra on a zombie movie.

Our pick: Maybelline Expert Wear Bronzer in Sun Light.


Think you can’t do a smoky eye whit pale skin? Think again! The trick is to use the right eyeshadow color and never just use black. It’s too harsh. Determine which colors work for you by using our guide:

Blue eyes: gold or copper tones

Brown/Hazel eyes: gold tones

Green eyes: plums & violets

Alternatively, a nude eyeshadow with eyeliner can look very sexy ans suits every eye color.


When it comes to lip color you can pretty much do anything you like. Go for red (avoid orange-y red though!) or a beautiful nude lip. Just make sure you have a flawless base to work with and experiment.

Our picks: Bobbi Brown lip gloss in Buff which is a beautiful beige/nude color or NYX Matte Lipstick in indie Flick a deep red.

There are so many looks to try with pale skin. Just experiment and step out of your comfort zone!

Leave a Comment


No comments yet. Why don’t you start the discussion?

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *