Showing posts with label fair skin. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fair skin. Show all posts

Friday, January 18, 2013

TOP 3 MAC BLUSHES FOR FAIR/LIGHT SKIN







I'm continuing my fair skin series with today's post, which is the three best MAC blushes for pale or light skin. Now, some people find the word "pale" to be insulting... But I embrace how fair skinned I am and I use the term pale with pride!

The three I have listed all appear matte on the skin, which I think is important because they are the most versatile. You can always add shimmer later with a highlighter. If you would like to check out the eyeshadow installment of the series, click here.
You need three basic blushes in your collection: a neutral, a pink, and a peach. There are other color families that are great to have but, these are the necessary three! On to my blush choices... Click pictures to enlarge.
 
 
CUBIC (SATIN)
 
Cubic is the perfect go-to blush for ANY look. If I am in a rush and need to just grab something and throw it on, I always reach for this one. It is a satin finish, and while there are tiny amounts of sparkle in the pan, Cubic applies completely matte. You do have to build this blush up a little bit, and it is definitely the least pigmented of the three. But honestly girls, that's one of the reasons I love it... It is great for beginners and it's next to impossible to mess up when using this blush. Absolutely perfect, LOVE!
MAC DUPES: Cubic vs Tenderling? If you put the pans right next to each other they are a CLOSE match, although they apply to the skin a little differently. They are both neutral, but Cubic has more rosy undertones when applied. Do you need both? I would definitely say, NO.
 
 
MELBA (MATTE)
 
Heellllloooooo gorgeous!!! I am absolutely obsessed with this blush, and I'm talking an extremely unhealthy obsession. Well, maybe not to that extent, but you know what I mean, right? This is the most beatiful baby peach blush I have ever seen. It is extremely pigmented and blends like a dream. A lot of peach blushes can look too orangey on light complexions, but not this beaut. It warms up the skin in the most perfect and subtle way -- truly a "lit from within" look.
 
MAC DUPES: Melba vs Peaches? They are similar but Melba has a little more brown and pink in it, and is definitely more pigmented. If you already have Peaches by MAC you may want to skip this one. I don't think they are different enough to justify owning both if you are just starting your collection. I definitely like Melba a lot more than Peaches, which is just too orange on a lot of fair ladies.
 
 
 
 
 
FLEUR POWER (SATIN)
 
MAC describes Fleur Power as a "soft, bright pinkish coral" This is an AWESOME pink for all skin tones. I love Fleur Power for its versatility. Because this blush is so pigmented, you can use a light hand and get a very natural look, or a heavier hand and rock a statement cheek! If you want a more subtle pink I would suggest Well Dressed (click HERE).
 
 
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What is your favorite blush? Leave a comment below!
 
 
 
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Friday, December 28, 2012

TOP 10 MAC EYESHADOWS FOR FAIR/PALE SKIN

I thought it would be helpful to put a list together of 10 MAC eyeshadows that would work great with fair/light skin. If you would like to check out the Top 3 MAC Blushes for Fair Skin, click HERE.

Top 10 MAC Lipsticks for Fair Skin


I prefer using the pro pans because it is more cost effective and MUCH easier to store. These are the shadows I think are most important when starting your collection, so enjoy! Click on the pictures to enlarge!

VANILLA (Velvet)

Vanilla is a beautiful ivory with slight pink undertones and my Holy Grail highlight!! It is amazing at blending out crease work for fair skin and never looks ashy/chalky. Although there appears to have a little sparkle in the pan, it applies nearly matte.
DAZZLELIGHT (Veluxe Pearl)
 
Dazzlelight is a shimmery highlight that leans slightly yellow. I typically wear this in the inner tear duct area but it also looks great as a browbone highlight.

NAKED LUNCH (Frost)

I adore Naked Lunch! This shade is absolutely beautiful on the lid or as a brow bone highlight. It is described as a minimal pink with shimmer, but on my skin tone it looks like a shimmery beige that almost looks wet.  


 
KID (Veluxe)

My go-to transition shade. I highly recommend this shadow for ladies that like to use matte crease shades. This shade has a warmth to it and helps to bring a sophistication to many of my looks.

CORK (Satin)

Cork is an ideal crease shade. MAC says that it is a Satin, but when applied it is a medium brown matte shade. .

SATIN TAUPE (Frost)

This eyeshadow is absolutely beautiful! It is a taupe with strong purple undertones. Also, the finish is quite metallic, so keep that in mind. I prefer wearing it on the lid because it brings out my eye color so well, but you could also use it through the crease. It may suit cooler skin tones a bit better but I think it looks gorgeous on just about anyone.



PATINA (Frost)
 
Patina is so complex... It is an antiqued gold color with green and pink duochrome. It is considered a frost, but I would say the texture is quite difficult to describe. I think it is more like a Satin, which is why I think this shadow works well in the crease.

BRONZE (Frost)

Bronze is absolutely perfect. It is a true bronze with shimmer, and doesn't lean red or orange, which a lot of bronze shades tend to do. The texture, pigmentation, and blendability are superb.

CLUB (Satin)

Another amazing color by MAC! I have a full review on the blog, click HERE to check it out!

HUMID (Frost)

Humid is one of the most amazing colors I have EVER found in ANY brand of makeup... If you only have one green eyeshadow, this should be it.


 
 
Some other favorites?
  • Sumptuous Olive
  • Era
  • Brun
  • Smut
  • Copperplate

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I hope this helped you and enjoy the rest of your day!


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