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Golden locks, alabaster skin -- this dreamy duo is the stuff that fairy tale princesses are made of. Make the most of your pretty coloring with makeup tips meant just for you -- and say so long to those so-wrong colors that can wash you out. Soft shades in sheer, illuminating formulas are the perfect choice for fair-skinned blonde belles.
Your pretty porcelain complexion is enough to put Snow White to shame -- so why cover it up with goopy layers of thick foundation? Fair skin is especially prone to the dreaded "mask face" -- you know, when your foundation doesn't match and leaves that really obvious line at your jaw. To avoid this tragic fate, always stick with the sheerest formula you can get away with, like an illuminating tinted moisturizer.
Pat on shadows in cool hues of taupe, slate or grey-bronze to make your eyes stand out against your fair skin. For a soft girly look, sweep on pastel pinks and lavenders. To go glam, opt for sultry plums and mauves, or sleek shimmering silver. Fair-skinned blonde beauties often have very light or even blonde-tipped lashes. If that's the case for you, a quick swipe of brown-black mascara will quickly solve the problem -- but avoid jet-black mascara or liners, which will look harsh and unnatural on you.
Blonde hair naturally grabs lots of light and illuminates your face, so any light-reflecting makeup will really play into your natural radiance. Score that dewy, fairy-tale glow with a pearly, iridescent highlighter swept over your cheekbones and brow bones. For a fresh, natural-looking flush, blend a cool peachy-pink powder blush onto the apples of your cheeks.
For a splash of warm, natural color, slick on glossy shades of peach, pink or golden raspberry. For a princess-worthy pout, try creamy lipstick in soft rose or mauve. Ready to rock some red? A bright cherry hue will flatter you best. Some ladies with very pale skin will notice a dark, purplish hue to their lips. No big deal, but if it shows through when your lipstick, just fill in your pucker with a lip pencil that matches the lipstick first.