complexion collocations and examples

 UK /kəmˈplekʃ(ə)n/

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the appearance of the skin on a person’s face

Adjectives frequently used with complexion
light: fair, light, pale, whiteShe has a light complexion, brown eyes and long brown wavy hair.dark: dark, olive, swarthyHe was so handsome with his dark hair, dark eyes, and olive ruddyBob is heavily built, with a ruddy complexion.without marks: clear, flawless, good, perfect, smoothThe key to a perfect complexion lies in what you eat.healthy: fresh, glowing, healthy, radiantEach product in the collection is designed to achieve a natural, glowing complexion.unhealthy: dull, sallowTiredness, headaches, and a dull complexion are common to sufferers of the condition.

Usage note

You can describe someone as being of a particular type of complexion: The man was around 45, tall, and of a sallow complexion.

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