Feeling too pale? I know what you mean. For some very strange reason, mid winter always makes me feel extra pale. Maybe it is the harsh lighting, or the angle of the sun. I don’t really know. But when I look in the mirror and feel totally washed out, I know I have to do something to perk up my skin color. The question is, what….
I know that feeling too pale is a common problem, and I have seen what others do to perk themselves up. The very worst solution that you should never ever stoop to, is to apply a darker foundation when feeling too pale!!! Trust me, no matter how cleverly you apply it, it will always look fake, especially in day light, and especially if you didn’t do your neck as well!
I know a lady who does this every winter. She uses a foundation that is at least 2 shades darker than her natural skin color. The result is that her face constantly looks dirty with caked on makeup. I don’t blame her one bit, because I’m not crazy about my own paleness, so I understand where she is coming from, but using a darker foundation is NOT the solution!!!
The other thing I have seen people do when feeling too pale, is to use a brighter lip stick. This doesn’t work either. It just looks harsh against pale skin, unless the color is really perfect for you.
So, here are some better solutions:
Pale skin isn’t really the problem. Pale is ok, especially if you even out your skin tone with a bit of cream foundation. But you have to use the correct color of foundation. The foundation should match your skin enough that it disappears when you rub it in. Don’t go darker…
One reason why we feel too pale, is because there is not enough contrast or color on the face. By darkening the eye brows a little bit with the perfect color of eye brow powder, you instantly look more fresh and alive. So, don’t forget to fill in your eyebrows lightly.
The cheeks need cream blush, especially if you feel too pale. A tiny bit of cream blush makes your eyes pop and instantly brings life to your face! For a little extra glow, you can even use my pink lip tint as a highlighter for your cheeks. Just rub a little bit high on the cheek bones for subtle glow, and then add a touch of cream blush to the apples of the cheeks! And voila! No more pale looking face!
If you don’t like strong eye makeup, try this little trick: Use an eye liner pen to line the upper lashes from the underside! It is easier than you might think. If you put your head back and open your eyes wide, you can easily get in there with your eye liner pen. This makes your eye lashes look lush, even before you add mascara. You can add a bit of eye shadow if you wish, and put a dab of highlighter in the inner corner. Then pile on the mascara. Nice…
For a pretty day time look, pick a lip tint or lip stick that is close to your natural lip color. To add a touch of glam, you can even dab one drop of clear lip gloss on your lower lip and press your lips together.
Now look in the mirror and tell me what you see!!! You can be just as pale as you were, and still look absolutely radiant! So, go for it. Make yourself look amazing, and let your makeup be part of your individual expression of who you are and how you feel! Have fun, and feel free to send me before and after pictures if you wish…
And definitely remember to share this post with any of your pale faced friends, lol…
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