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If you hesitate before answering when you look in the mirror and ask who’s the fairest of them all, it’s time to shake up your routine with makeup magic that will have your eyes standing out for miles. When your eyes dazzle against fair skin, you’ll be the porcelain princess every enemy envies and every young girl wishes to be.
When you’re a fair-skinned beauty, there’s a fine line between enhancing your eyes with eyeliner and overpowering them. For a classic look fit for a fairytale film, you need wingtips. Apply a liquid or gel black eyeliner on the top lids and go up at the outside corners to create the wings. For smoldering smoky eyes, smudge a pencil liner on your top lines and, on the bottom lids, dot the eyeliner between your lashes and then smudge in. Rock a punk edge with blue eyeliner, but use a more neutral color on the inside corners.
Nothing makes eyes stand out against fair skin like a pop of color on the lids. They key is choosing colors that complement your eyes by contrasting them. If you’re a dark-eyed beauty, try greens, purples, blues and grays. Light-colored eyes light up a room with brown, taupe or bronze shades. Turn up the sparkle with silver shimmer eyeshadow. Master smoky eyes with gray or brown powder shadow on your lids. Blend the shadow from the inner corners to about a half-inch past the outside corners. Add ivory shadow from the crease of your lids to your brow bone.
If you’ve got light hair to go with fair skin, chances are your lashes are just as fair. Even if they’re long and lush, they’ll blend into the background without some swipes of the mascara wand. While black gives the boldest look, brown works well for fair skin -- especially if your lashes are on the sparse side. Unless you’re going for a dramatic nighttime look, leave the mascara off your bottom lashes. Don’t forget to curl your lashes first to open up your eyes.
Shadow, liner and mascara are only half of the equation when you want all attention on your irises. The whole package matters. Think of brows as the frames for your eyes. Tweeze away any rogue brow hairs and pencil in any sparse or too-light brows, especially if your brows have a way of blending into your pale skin. For kissable lips, try a soft pink or nude lip to keep the attention on your eyes. Prevent the washed-out look pale skin can cause by adding a touch of color to those fair cheeks with a pink blush in rosy or berry shades.