This rosy look is amazing on Christina Hendricks, right? It’s incredibly flattering to her coloring ― she looks gorgeous and natural but not washed out or underdone. These pale shades may not work for everyone, but any skin tone can adapt a similar look by using deeper colors that echo the undertones of the complexion. But for fair skin, sometimes all you really need to brighten up a pale situation (especially in the cooler months, when everything’s a little dull and dry) is a little bit of eyeliner and touches of a color that mimics your natural flush.
- Revlon Photoready Cream Blush in Flushed: This peachy-pink gel-like formula is so pretty dabbed onto the apples of cheeks and blended outward for a just-pinched porcelain doll look.
- Dior Addict Extreme Lipstick in Saint Tropez: The hydrating nature of this lipstick’s balmy formula makes lips appear plump and healthy, even when wearing a lighter shade like this pale peach.
- Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Caviar Ink: Gel liner, used with a tiny brush, has the natural-looking finish of a creamy pencil, with the control factor, defined line, and lasting power of a liquid version. This black-brown shade is particularly flattering on fair and light skin because it imparts dark definition better than a plain brown, without the harsh contrast of black. Drag the brush along the lash line from where the pupil of the eye begins to the outer corner, tapering outward and thickening the line toward the end.