Fair or Porcelain?
Many people tend to believe that if you have very light skin you immediately fall into the ‘fair’ category, this however is not completely true. While you may think you are fair you may actually be porcelain (also commonly referred to as pale) and this does not necessarily mean fair.
So a lot of you are probably thinking, then what exactly is the difference?
Fair skin is skin that contains more of a yellow base then porcelain skin but still contains more pink base then yellow. Fair skin is about 65% yellow based and 35% pink based. Fair skin generally has more changes in tone across the face making the skin tone appear more warmer than porcelain skin tones.
Porcelain skin generally tends to have more pink bases then yellow bases in the skin. Porcelain skin is on average about 95% pink based and 5% yellow based. Porcelain skin generally appears lighter then fair skin and often looks ‘translucent/’white’. Although porcelain skin has more pink tones then yellow tones porcelain skin tones still stick to a yellow based foundation; pink toned foundations tend to wash you out, look bad in pictures and simply don’t look natural. (Basically porcelain skin tones can still use the same based foundation & concealer as fair skin tones but should be using different cheek, eye and lip colours.