Growing up with fair skin wasn’t easy, to say the least. I can’t even tell you how many summers I spent in the shade, slathered in sunblock, watching my friends rub baby oil on their skin and soon after get the sexiest golden tan that you could possibly imagine. It’s a simple fact: being pale with freckles wasn’t desirable when I was a teenager; however, now, at almost 30, I am SO GLAD that I was born with freckled, Irish skin that I was given. Why? Well, for one, I look way younger (and age slower) than everyone else and it’s really just now that I’m starting to appreciate that little fact. Sure, a nice tan makes you look thinner, but that’s what spray tans are for…I digress. With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I got to thinking about my fair-skinned beauty tricks that I’ve learned over the years, mixed with a little Irish makeup fun.
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Neutrogena Beach Defense Water + Sun Sunscreen SPF 30: a MUST for everyone. Learn more about their Helioplex Complex HERE.
Fusion Beauty PrimeResults Anti-Redness Primer: This primer is great for fair, Irish skin since rosacea is quite common. The primer has claims that show 50% reduction in overall redness after only six weeks.
Lancome Flash Bronzer Anti-Age: Every pale-skinned girl needs a good self-tanner! I’m a longtime fan of Lancome’s tanning products; they don’t streak and they give a natural bronzy glow.
Sue Devitt Hydrating Marine Minerals Eye Palette in “Green Isles”: Probably the prettiest green eye palette that you’ll ever find.
COVERGIRL Liquiline Blast eyeliner in “Green Glow”: If you want a subtle green eyes look for St. Patrick’s Day, this bright green eyeliner is the way to go.
Physician’s Formula Shimmer Strips Glam Hazel Eyes mascara: Gold mascara? YES. It reminds me of the whole “pot o’ gold” thing that used to make me so excited as a little kid.