Pale Skin Vs Ice-Cream Color Shades… Can I Pull It Off?
I’m a redhead with very pale skin really want to wear one of the new ice-cream colored dresses that are in the shops right now to my friend’s wedding this August.
I’m a firm believer in being pale and proud and really don’t want to pay for a fake tan just for this one night! But I need some fashion advice on what color is going to look best on me with out making me look washed out! (via fashion advice)
Don’t be a wash out, just ask yourself, “Would Julianne Moore wear this?” All kidding aside, the actress has porcelain skin and vibrant red hair and knows how to always make the most of her pale complexion. So can you.
I am also a believer in celebrating your natural color and avoiding the fake orange tan look at all times.
When your skin is very pale as well as your haircolor, be it red or blonde, you want to wear colors that compliment your overall skin tone without adding a jarring layer of a pastel pale color. In other words, stick to dusty pales that have an undertone of black rather than ice cream pastel pales that have a chalky white undertone. Dusty rose, yes. Baby pink, no.
You can also boost it up a notch with rosier colors that have a cinnamon undertone similar to the color dress that Julianne Moore is wearing in the photo above.
Keep your makeup natural, delicate and soft but do add a tint of color to brighten you up in a sheer lipgloss and flushed cheek.
I’ve pulled some pretty dusty pale color dresses that should play up your coloring: