I blushed her with rouge(actually artist's soft pastels) and then, to set it, I sprayed her with acrylic seal. The varnish has the effect of smoothing out the lumps, softening the paint and making the skin look translucent.
And I walked around with a fairy on my hand with her hair in a shower cap, for about an hour until she wasn't sticky any more.
The I really considered the clothed/naked options. I know fairies should be naked, but I wanted something like the Christmas Tree fairies I'd seen and ached for as a kid So I rummaged around in my lace heap and found something suitable
So far, so pink, right?
But then, disaster (and If you're of a sensitive disposition, you may need to turn away.)