Do you have pale skin? Finding the perfect bridal make up for pale skin is important. Getting a porcelain-doll pale complexion like that of Lily James can be tough - even the lightest of products can appear like a dark mask when applied. Pale skin tone is incredibly delicate and when a bride is too excited or stressed to sleep, under-eye circles appear bluer and skin can look washed out. How to solve the bridal make up for pale skin problem? Read on, then shop the lot!
Skin: 'The best foundation comes in peachy shades, which are best for warming up pale skin - but don't make the mistake of going for a lighter shade to correct dark circles, as it inevitably looks ghostly,' says celebrity make-up artist Kay Montano. 'Laura Mercier's Secret Camouflage Concealer is the best concealer I've found.' 'This season's runway make-up looks were very pared back,' says make-up guru Mary Greenwell, who counts pale-skinned Cate Blanchett among her celebrity clients. 'For a chic, modern bridal look, nothing is more elegant than beautiful, polished porcelain skin. Cushion foundations are some of the best foundation formulas because you can build and blend them, and they always make skin look dewy.
Cheeks: 'Many brides tend to think the best fake tan will correct paleness, but I think it often looks muddy,' says Kay. 'If you're dead set on self-tan or bronzer, use a cool-tone peach or pink blusher to keep things looking fresh.'
Hands: These are a focal part of your wedding day, but are often overlooked by brides. Beware of blotchy pink, red or blue tinges if you have bad circulation. 'It's key to have a great body foundation in your kit to even out skintone,' says Mary. 'They're specially designed to set super fast, so they won't smudge on your dress. I also use them on the shoulders for an airbrushed quality.' Try the Face And Body Foundations by Mac or Make Up For Ever.
Lips: 'A pale pink '60s-style mouth - think Brigitte Bardot kitten pinks - is perfect for gorgeous bridal make up for pale skin,' says Mary.
Eyes: Brides contributing beauty editor Olivia Falcon says: Soft browns and taupe palettes are universally flattering for pale skins and a far better option than greys (which can be too cold) or blues, which can look harsh or - even worse - trashy.'