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Welcome to Ask The Makeup Diva™! Our resident expert, The Makeup Diva, answers makeup and skin care questions sent in by readers just like you.

Q: I have really pale skin and I don't know what makeup to wear and still look like myself. Can you help?

A: If you are looking to even out your skin a bit, start with a tinted moisturizer. Most lines are now making these products, including the drugstore lines, and are making them in a range of shades that includes very fair colors. Revlon makes two worth checking out, Even Out Makeup and Color Stay Light. If you want to try department store cosmetics, look at Prescriptives Unmakeup, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizericon, MAC Tinted Moisturizer, and Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer. Another option would be just starting with a powder to even out your skin. Also check out Revlon for this, as they make a great powder foundation, as does Neutrogena. I would also recommend a blush or all over stick with a bit of shimmer. Cover Girl makes some great options, as does Nars, Stila and MAC. These are great to use on eyes, cheeks and lips. I would then top off your look with a bit of lipgloss, which all lines are making these days. Using only one great shimmer shadow works best and still looks hip and trendy.

If you would like to learn to apply makeup in general, I would suggest booking an appointment at a makeup counter. Check out the counters and see who is wearing makeup that you like. This is always helpful in getting the right look, and you definitely don't want to overdo it. Check out the drugstore lines, too, as you can get a great look and experiment at a lower cost. Good luck!


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