Of course, there are no rules when it comes to makeup and you can wear whatever your heart desires. However, I've found there are certain shades that are much more flattering on my somewhat snow white complexion. Wearing the wrong colour can completely counteract the reason for applying it and make you appear in some cases very unwell. So today I've gathered together my favourite pale skin appropriate shades.
TARTE AMAZONIAN CLAY BLUSH IN EXPOSED: Although this doesn't look like much in the pan, on the cheeks it's a beautiful dusky pink. It's brown-based which means it's perfect for adding dimension to the skin as well as a flush of colour. So if you're a pale girl whose petrified of bronzer this is the best option for sculpting your complexion too. The Amazonian Clay blushes are absolutely dreamy in terms of formulation, solid pigmentation and incredibly long wearing. Even though they are matte they aren't chalky and uncomfortable to wear which is a common issue with matte blushers.
HOURGLASS AMBIENT LIGHTING BLUSH IN MOOD EXPOSURE: Putting my feelings aside about the price tag vs quality issue with these blushes, the shade Mood Exposure is absolutely beautiful against fair skin. It's got an ever so slight berry undertone to it which is, even more, flattering against green eyes. The baked finish means it adds a lot of light and luminosity to the complexion without the need for glitter and shimmer, just a natural 'lit from within' look. The MaxFactor Creme Puff blushers are an exact dupe for these beautiful blushes and come in at a 1/3 of the price.
STILA COLOUR CONVERTIBLE IN LILIUM: Pink can be a tough colour to wear when you're fair skinned. They can either be hideously bright or sickeningly yellow so finding the right one can be tricky. Personally, I think the Stila Convertible Colour in Lilium is one of the most beautiful shades on the market. It sits just in the middle of the spectrum as it isn't too bright, too yellow or blue, just a beautiful neutral shade. The Convertible Colours are my favourite formulation of cream blush, they aren't too sticky or slippy and brighten up even the dullest of complexions.
FRESH SUGAR LIP BALM IN PETAL: A pink base rose shade that can never do any wrong in my eyes, it's the perfect option for everyday wear. It's incredibly similar to the Tarte Blush in Exposed as it's got a strong brown undertone which is incredibly flattering even though it sounds like it might be hideous. It instantly adds warmth to the skin whilst perfecting and filling out the lip shape without the need for overdrawing. The formulation of the Fresh balms is stunning, I've spoken about them so many times so I'll save you my usual spiel but they are beautiful.
LANOLIPS LIP OINTMENT IN ROSE*: Personally, I think Lanolips lip products are completely overlooked in the beauty world. The original lip ointment is a beautiful treatment and combined with a tint they make the perfect glossy balm. The shade rose is a light milky pink which isn't too nude so you don't look like you've lost all life in your skin. They are more glossy than the typical lip options that I usually wear but they aren't sticky or tacky at all.
CHARLOTTE TILBURY LIP CHEAT IN PINK VENUS*: Coral is a shade that can either look stunning against snow white complexions or look dire. The Charlotte Tilbury lip pencil in Pink Venus reshapes and fills in the lips as well as depositing a beautiful coral shade. It's more pink based than orange which is something I find more flattering than something with heavy orange tones. See it in action here. The formulation of these lip pencils is beautiful, soft and creamy so it doesn't pull at your lips or make them appear dry.
CLINIQUE POP LIP IN PLUM POP*: Berries and plums are shades that can sound scary but they are the perfect way to make a statement without going too dark or for a typical red. Again, against green eyes, they are stunning as they are opposing shades in the colour wheel so contrast perfectly. The shade Plum Pop is the perfect beginners plum and the formulation of these lipsticks make them easy to build up to thick opaque finish or wear it in a more sheer fashion. They contain a built-in primer so they perfect the lips and fill in any uneven areas instead of, excentuating them.