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I tend not to go for bold or dramatic cheek colours as I’m really pale, but I think I’d go for a cat liner or a champagne or peachy shimmer eyeshadow all over the eye.

You would be the person to try it then! I’m super pale, and some days I put a crap-ton of blush on the temples-area of my cheeks and voila! It’s kind of Victorian looking.

I don’t wear bold or dramatic cheek colours, as I don’t want to look like a clown, especially since I have such pale skin. I like my cheeks to look natural and save the colour for my eyes and lips

I was trained in the “thirds” method of makeup, so a strong cheek goes with a softly-colored eye with false lashes, stronger brow and softly-colored, but not nude, defined lip. I have to watch the definition, though, because it can look skeletal if I’m too contoured on the cheek. It can also look 1980’s harsh if the cheek color isn’t blended correctly.

A pinkie nude lip to lighten out my lips dark pigment, rimmel’s airy fairy, mac hue, something like that. For the eyes a matte pinup eye with brown liner (virgin, buck, naked) or a shimmer white on the lid (milani white pearl, mac vanilla pigment) with a barely visible medium brown in the crease (soft brown, naked) and VERY thin liquid black liner (no wing) and lots of mascara.

Chapstick + very very soft neutral eyeshadow. (Smashbox trio – usually I don’t like them because they lack pigmentation but I keep them around for bold looks).

I rarely wear bold cheek colors, as a matter of fact I don’t remember EVER wearing bold colors on my cheeks, I usually wear bold colors on my eyes (black, plums, dark greens and navy) and keep the cheeks and lips as simple as possible!

I think cat-eye looks incredibly stupid on me, so I have my own version of a vintage eye-look that I grabbed from Joan Holloway on Mad Men. Or, more likely, I’ll just do a standard eyeliner pencil with a touch of gray shadow. I rock the sh*t out of that look with a ton of blush on.

(when Lady Gaga started wearing spikes on her face, my best friend joked that she had plagiarized my cheek bones)

Medium toned clean gold eyeshadow, a little bit of brown or black eyeshadow worked into the lashline, and a really sheer dusty nude lipstick. Love!

I love bold lips and eye looks, but my cheeks are an area where I don’t do much except some contouring, coral blush in the summer, and a cheek stain in the winter


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