It’s no secret I’m extremely pale. I just am and that’s ok. During the summer I spray tan, but most of the time I just rock it. I know what shades work for me, I know when I have on way too much bronzer, and I definitely know that yellow is not my color.
The thing I have the hardest time with though is lipstick colors. I’m constantly concerned I’m crossing over into circus territory and look ridiculous. I also don’t want to wear the same thing every day. There are some girls who can rock lots of different shades of lipstick, but I am just not one of them.
However, these are my go-to lipsticks, the ones I know are ok for my pale skin and will not put me on the news as a “clown-stalker.”
So here they are, my favorite lipsticks for pale skin. I broke them into categories so you can achieve the look you are going for.
Pale people do not have skin-colored “nude” lips. Our lips are actually kind of pink. I LOVE this lipstick from Estee Lauder. I received it in a gift with purchase bag one year and continue to buy it. It’s just the perfect shade for a nude glossy professional look. This is my “everyday” lipstick for work and running around town.
For evening and elegant events, I like this L’Oreal lipstick in Ginger Spice. It’s dark, but not too dark and in a brownish color. It makes me feel kind of powerful and pretty without being too overdone.
Soft and Romantic:
Mac Matte Lipstick – Runway Hit
I love this M.A.C. lipstick. It’s such a pretty shade of pink. I discovered this color on my wedding day when my makeup artist asked what look I was going for, and I said “a soft pretty lip and all the eyelashes,” and she pulled out this. I loved this color so much, I bought it from her right there. The only thing is I don’t love matte lipstick so I have to add a touch of clear gloss or vaseline.
Covergirl Outlast – 521 Eternal Flame
Pale girls have to be careful with reds. This is where we can cross over into clown territory or look like a Hollywood starlet depending on the color. Pale people actually need reds with blueish undertones and I am obsessed with this color. I bring it out a lot for the holidays and theme parties.
What are your favorite lipsticks?