The “Sunkissed” Bronzer is the key color item that a fair skinned woman should employ. It was made specifically for women who have difficulty wearing blush and bronzer without looking like they’re developing rosacea. The red or orange undertone in a lot of blushes only increase the natural flush it inevitably comes through on very fair skin, and too many bronzers look patchy brown, muddy or orange as well. I use the Sunkissed on this skin type because it contains no red or orange undertone, but rather a pale blonde-beige bronzer. I use it as blush, high on the apple of the cheek, as the neutral undertone keeps a fair woman’s natural flush at bay. On a more olive skin, this bronzer would be too light and dull to be worn as blush, but on the translucency of pale skin, the Sunkissed bronzer appears to be a natural blush on the surface. Also, I use it on the rest of the face to add subtle, natural warmth, without ever looking too brown or patchy.
I asked Mikey if there were any products or looks he felt those with fair skin may naturally shy away from but that he felt we should take a chance on. He recommended Uma Paro Sheer Brilliance Lip Gloss. This just happens to be one of my favourite lip glosses. I reviewed it here.
Some other great tips I learned from Mikey during our conversation:
For fair skin intensify the eye. Go for a softer lip with no lip liner, preferably a gloss.
A great alternative to red is Fraise Lip Creme. It is a red with gold and pink that is easy and safe. It satisfies the fantasy of red without being too intense and theatrical. (This has been on my wishlist forever!)
The new modern, younger look is less theatrical, no lines of demarcation, nor hard lines. Don’t define the crease, especially with hooded eyes when there isn’t one to begin with.
Even with dark brunette or black hair do not fill in brows with dark brown or black. Always use lighter shades like blonde and fawn on fair skin, otherwise it looks to harsh.