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Pale Girl Diaries: The Best Red Lipsticks for Fair Skin

I’m feeling the Snow White vibes looking at the photos in this post! It’s time for another section of the Pale Girl Diaries, and this time we’re going bold. I wanted to keep building on this series because it’s been really successful so far! So in this post I have six red lipsticks for fair skin that will hopefully help you find your perfect shade and formula.

When I’m looking for a red lipstick, I want longevity and pigment. I haven’t found a sheer red lipstick that I’ve fallen in love with (if you have a recommendation you think will change my mind, throw it my way!) so I tend to stick to what I know. In my opinion, a liquid lipstick is your best option for rocking a red lip, so there’s quite a few of those in here. I’ve also included two traditional lipsticks for those of you who aren’t into a liquid formula.

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Pale Girl Diaries: Best Blushes for Fair Skin

I’m back with more tips for my fair-skinned friends out there. I know the struggle of thinking a blush is absolutely gorgeous, only to have it be a blazing red stamp on your cheek when you apply it. Blushes are one of the more deceiving beauty products in the pan, and in my opinion, are one of the hardest products to buy. It’s really difficult to know just how a blush is going to apply and look on the skin! Which is why I’ve collected my favourites to share with you. If you need more Pale Girl Diaries instalments, be sure to check out The Best Nude Lipsticks and The Best Highlighters for fair skin! Let me know what other products you want included in this series. Without further ado: here are The Best Blushes for Fair Skin.

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KKW x Kylie Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks – Review

After a long wait, I finally have my hands on these. The KKW x Kylie Cosmetics lipsticks. I ordered them on release day, along with so many others that were excited at the idea of a Kim and Kylie collab. Kim Kardashian, whether you love her or hate her, is a huge influence on cosmetic trends. If she wears a look on a red carpet or in a candid photo, you can believe that it’ll start popping up everywhere. When I saw that she was going to be making a lipstick collection (with other things yet to come, *wink wink*) with her sister, I was on board.

The KKW Collection is a set of four liquid lipsticks in a formula that’s brand new to Kylie’s brand. Backing away from the matte look her brand is known for, these are in a créme formula. The lipsticks are meant to be four different nudes, to go with Kim’s trademark lip look.

For reference, I absolutely love the Kylie Cosmetics liquid lipstick formula (Two of her lipsticks are in my favourite nude lip roundup). I’ve bought from her brand several times, and I’m a fan of the quality and the price point. I’ve been really loving the look of glossier lips lately, but I hate the sticky feeling of most lipgloss, so I was hoping to find a perfect hybrid in this collection!

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My Current Travel Makeup Palettes

When I’m looking at what to pack for travel makeup, I’m looking at portability and maximum efficiency. This is true with makeup palettes especially. I shy away from bringing single eyeshadows, because they take up a lot of room and it’s not the smartest option. If you want different looks, make sure you have palettes that will help you achieve those. Make sure you check out my post about my travel makeup bag too! Here are the palettes that I’m currently travelling with:

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What’s in My Travel Makeup Bag

If you’re a makeup lover, you know that this is the hardest bag to pack: the travel makeup bag. I’m notorious for agonizing over what to bring. What if I want to wear this eyeshadow? What if we decide to go out somewhere nice and I want a shimmery lipgloss to complete the look? Total first world problems, I know. Well, today I’m packing for a three week trip to Europe, and let me tell you: picking my makeup items was ridiculously hard.

This post is going to be a long one, so buckle up.

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Nude Lipsticks for Fair Skin

Pale Girl Diaries: Best Nude Lipsticks for Fair Skin

Nude lipsticks are the little black dresses of the cosmetics world. Brown nudes, pink nudes, peachy nudes, whatever the undertone, nudes will always be in style in one form or another. As a girl with fair skin (really fair, I’m talking the lightest shade of foundation is still sometimes too dark for me) I always find it really difficult to find the perfect nude. I know I’m not the only one who looks at swatches of gorgeous nudes, buys one, and then tries it on only to find out it’s straight up coral on my skintone. Well friends, I come bearing good news: there are nudes out there for us pale girls. I’ve rounded up a few of my favourites to share with you. Swatches at the bottom of the list!

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