Makeup for Blonde Hair, Fair Skin, and Brown Eyes

Updated on July 18, 2016
Katherine Heigl has thinned out brows that make her look more delicate.
Katherine Heigl has thinned out brows that make her look more delicate.
Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts

The combination of blonde hair, pale skin, and brown eyes is sometimes natural, and sometimes achieved with hair coloring, but always a striking and beautiful look.

Celebrities like Katherine Heigl, Kiera Knightly, Britney Spears, and Kate Mansi have all carried off this look beautifully. As a pale skinned beauty, you too have reason to celebrate your looks.

Women with this color combination need a makeup routine specifically designed for their look.

This article will give you makeup tips, focusing on eyebrows, foundation and concealer, eye makeup, and blush and lip colors.

Kiera Knightly with blonde hair, fair skin, and brown eyes.
Kiera Knightly with blonde hair, fair skin, and brown eyes.

Eye Makeup

  • Stick to brown mascara since most of your features are pale—both your hair and skin, and the brown will blend beautifully with your eyes while still setting them off.
  • Always wear eyeliner around your eyes. It will be very easy for your brown eyes to look like large beads glaring from your face because of the pale colors of your skin and hair. The eyeliner will give your eyes a frame that will greatly soften this effect.
  • Great eyeshadow colors are: different shades of brown, peach, soft pink, and violet. An eyeshadow kit with colors that will blend and give you a look like Kiera Knightly's (above) is Revlon ColorStay Eyeshadow, 12 Hour Neutral Khakis.
  • Try adding a hint of white eyeshadow lengthwise below your eyebrows to give your skin a light glow that will complement the light hues of your hair.


  • Keep your eyebrows clean and shaped at all times. It will make you look highly polished and beautiful.
  • If your brows are naturally dark and you want to lighten them so you look more naturally blonde, you can easily do so with creme bleach for the face.
  • Reducing the number of hairs within the frame of the brow will also bring out a "delicate blonde" appearance.

Foundation and Concealer

Julia Roberts with perfect foundation
Julia Roberts with perfect foundation
  • If your blonde hair is the result of hair coloring, you might need to wear foundation and concealer at all times to avoid a sallow appearance.
  • People with dark eyes tend to have olive or yellow undertones in their skin. These tones are beautiful in themselves, but blonde hair can sometimes dull the look of this kind of skin.
  • This means paying extra attention to the thin areas of skin on your face - specifically around your eyes, and giving your face an even-toned canvas to prepare it for color.
  • Buy discount brands of concealer and foundation because you might find you will need to experiment with a few different shades and different brands as each have their own chemical reaction with your skin.
  • These products often alter the tones on your face, and you want to make sure you have the most flattering look.

Britney Spears
Britney Spears
Kate Mansi, Days of Our Lives
Kate Mansi, Days of Our Lives

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Blush Colors

  • Peach, very light brown, and soft pink will be your best blush colors. If you are especially concerned about getting it right the first time, then simply choose very light brown. This will be your best bet if you don't have a lot of money to experiment with cosmetic purchases.

Blair, the 70s Brown-eyed Blonde

Blair Warner on Facts of Life had the prettiest blonde hair and brown eyes.
Blair Warner on Facts of Life had the prettiest blonde hair and brown eyes.

Lip Colors

  • Soft browns, soft pinks, violet-infused shades, and peach-infused shades will be your best lipstick colors. These colors will blend well with the suggested blush and eyeshadow colors.
  • Because pale lips could wash your look out too much, always choose a lip color that is darker than your blush. Since you have brown eyes, you want to add a pop of color on your lips to even out the light and dark effects on your face.

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