We think it’s a fair assumption to say that we love pink. It goes without saying this means we love pink makeup (because, duh, Makeup.com, right?). Unfortunately, for fair-skinned gals, the wrong shade of pink can wash you out and unintentionally turn you into Casper the Friendly Ghost (still totally cute though). But, let’s be honest — that’s not exactly the look we’re going for. Still, if you think pink makeup wasn’t made for your fair skin tone, you’d be wrong. Pink is every girl’s friend — you just have to make sure you’re pairing up with the right hue.

Pink Makeup for Fair Skin

Sweet Pink Cheeks

So, your skin already has a hint of pink to it and you’re afraid that a bright blush will only make it look like you’re mad crushing on everyone around you. Definitely not the case (unless, of course, everyone around you is cute) because a pop of color on your cheeks will make you look … well, healthy and alive! Of course, you don’t want to go too bright and be mistaken as the main attraction at a child’s birthday party (ahem, the clown). While pink will brighten up your complexion and give you a natural-looking flush, let’s keep it soft and sheer. Think baby pinks, peachy-pinks, and pink with coral undertones — with a slightly shimmery finish (not necessary, but highly recommended as this adds to your fair, ethereal glow).

Product Recommendations: NYX Powder Blush in Pinched or Flamingo, Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric in #306, Maybelline Face Studio Master Glaze in Just-Pinched Pink

Perfectly Pink Lippies

Having fair skin doesn’t exclude you from joining the pink lipstick club. Not rocking this shade should seriously be illegal — and yes, pink lippies CAN wash you out, but that’s only if you’re picking up the wrong shade. If you’re looking for something that will really stand out (in a flattering way, of course) try a hot pink lipstick with rosy-undertones or for a softer approach, try a pink with fuchsia or lilac notes. Sheer pinks, glossy pinks and coral pinks offer up just enough pigment to make your pout stand out, while still giving off a subtle and natural appearance.

Product Recommendations: Maybelline Color Sensational Vivids in Vivid Rose, YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Le Fuchsia, L’Oréal Colour Riche Glossy Balm in My Babydoll

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Pretty Pink Peepers

Your cheeks and lips shouldn’t have all the fun — pink shadow is a great way to play up your eyes for a day-or-night look. Pink doesn’t necessarily have to be as bright as can be (although it certainly can be!), so for a work-appropriate look, rock a matte pink with taupe undertones on your upper lid ONLY and create some dimension with brown eyeliner to prevent eyes from looking … well, weird or pinkeye-like. Shimmery pinks with peach or coral hues also look bright and luminous against your fair skin tone. Just pair them with a fierce cat eye and you’ll be ready to party with the gals!

Product Recommendations: Maybelline The Blushed Nudes Palette in Nude, Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Freelove and Snatch, Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Eyeshadow Quad in Blush

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