Makeup For Dark Hair and Pale Skin

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This is a really exciting article which will really help with your makeup and styling if you have dark hair and pale skin!

The Best Colours For Pale Skin and Brown Hair

You don't want to use makeup's that will wash you out, but instead will give you a warm, subtle glow. Especially in the summer time , you do not want cold colours which will drain your face of all its natural colour and pigment!
You should use colours which will allow you to play with your cosmetics, creating different looks for different occasions at different times of the day.

How to Play Up Your Beautiful Features!

If you want to play up your eyes, cheeks and lips, dark hair and pale skin certainly gives you the opportunity to do that! You can also showcase your style depending on the look that you want to emit during the day!
For example, if you want a dark red lip and smokey brown or black eyes, that works perfectly for night time looks. Conversely, in the day you may wish to wear more subtle makeup, by which you can have a subtle glow to your face!

How to Perfect Your Eyes

It is extremely important to remember this point : your hue colours (the little specks of colour in your eyes) dramatically change how your makeup should look! Don't pick colours that are going to clash with your eye colour - look in the mirror, what is your most predominant eye colour?

Blue Eyes - Work best with browns, bronze's and dewy shimmery colours. If you have specks of green in your blue eyes though, you could wear green eyeshadows, which can look stunning aswell!

Brown Eyes - Green works really well in drawing out the brown colour in them.

Green Eyes - Work so well with blues!

Shadows - Golden shadows showcase your eyes whilst darker shadows and linings create a more sultry look!

Daytime Eyes

When talking about daytime eyes, use eyeliner along your eyelids first and then apply shadows over the same line blending slightly upwards, creating a more sultry look.
When you put shadow over eyeliner it plays down the liner, which is great for a soft daytime look!
For a brighter, more innocent apperance, you could cover the whole top lid in a brighter shadow and then thinly line just above your lashes. Coat with one or two layers of mascara if you wish!

Perfecting Cheeks

To emphasise your cheeks, a hue closest to your complexion tone works best - sweep that over the apple of your cheeks. I use peaches and pinky tones; because my skin is so pale, I don't go for dark browns. I also use a little bronzer to contour, but not lots - stay away from the dreadful harsh bronzer line pale girls!
Stick with a neutral hue and avoid rosy colours if you have a reddish undertone to your skin. Rosy blush minimises yellowish colours, especially is your skin has a yellowish tint to it.

A small sweep of blush up to the hairline and a lighter bronze or even a white hue just underneath the bone creates a shadow, making your cheekbones more prominent.

And For the Lips...

Contrast what you do with your eyes!
Think 1940's moviestars for sultry looks and you could use a lip plumper to line lips just above their natural line - this creates a really plump look and makes them look even bigger!
Fill in your lips with a smokey deep burgundy or a red to play off creamy white skin! The beauty with this is that you can layer the lip colour, so for earlier on in the day you do not have to go for a dramatic red look, you could just go for a light peachy pinky red if you want to!
For a less dramatic look, line your lips in a hue colour closest to your natural colour and finish with a little tinted gloss - keeping it pretty but not over-emphasising your lips in the daytime!


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author avatar Denise O
4th Jan 2012 (#)

Really good tips on those that have dark hair and pale skin. Nice read. Congrats on the star page, it is well deserved. Thank you for sharing.:)

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