Beauty Breakdown: Pale Skin, Soft Color

I’m getting better at working with the palest of pale skin…
This is Holly.
Holly has some of the coolest undertones that I’ve ever come across. Her skin was delicate and blemish free  and really thin. You could easily see blue veins just under the surface of her skin. I swatched a bit of color on her jaw and wiped it off… and it turned BRIGHT RED. Needless to say, I had to use a very soft touch. I blended ‘up’ Bobbi Brown’s Natural (which is quite pale, despite the name) with a bit of color corrector, then layered it to get her perfect finish, especially around her eyes.
Here’s the Breakdown:
Bobbi Brown Stick foundation in Natural (blended ‘up’ with white mix and layered with peach color corrector)
Illamasqua Blush in Nymph
MAC eyeshadow in All Races (lashline to brow)
MAC eyeshadow in Gesso (inner corner and brow highlight)
Bobbi Brown eyeshadow in Heather (lid)
MAC False Lashes
NARS Lip Pencil in Rosebud
Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Stunt
Now, shockingly… Stunt works well on Holly’s pale skin. I thought it might be a bit warm for her, but it adjusted and went cool as soon as I put it on. Incidentally, I also used it on a brown-skinned model, and it looked just as flattering. I think this warrants a definite KUDOS to Chanel. Stunt is truly a universal color.
In fact, it may warrant a repeat purchase…


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