pale skin

32 posts
19 Jan 2011
i was wondering if anyone knows of any affordable/cheap brands that do lighter colored foundations i have very pale skin (due to a medical condition) and i find even average light pale shades make me look orange, i have been told about illamasqua but it seem quite expensive so its not really an option (im looking for something i can use to mess around with practicing looks), my friends and mam keep lending me there color match foundations but they still seem too dark, i used to use concealer because it blended well to my skin but its not really good for my skin as it blocked my pores quite badly, any ideas or advice would be nice?
ratsx
Posted 19 Jan 2011
The shade of your skin will be unique to you, I have 2 different shades I use on my skin - 1 for winter and 1 for the summer.
I use maxfactor colour adapt foundation in creamy ivory in the summer and Bourjois 10 hour sleep effect (cant remember the colour but its the lightest shade there is on the shelf) in the winter. Thats a bit of a lie at the moment because a MUA I worked with a couple of months ago had a fantastic match for my skin of foundation and gave me some in a clear bottle to take away with me which is perfect for photographic foundation but I don't know the brand and its not available on the shelfs so chances are its over your budget. I also used to use the body shops lightest shade which was pretty pale.

Best thing to do though (its what I do all the time) is go into boots, ask someone or do a sample on every brand of every foundation they have. They are always releasing new ones. Boots also do the 3 for 2 deals regularly which saves you a fair bit, I tend to stock up so I always have more than enough and when I get down to half a bottle I stock up again. Also with boots you get advantage card points so if you save up all year you can treat yourself at Christmas.. This year I had about £60 in points alone to spend.

Like I said though best to test on your skin to see how well they match. I have never managed to find a foundation under £10 in a pale enough colour for my skin so expect to pay about £30 for your 3 products.

Posted 19 Jan 2011
Not sure how pale exactly your skin is but I'm pretty pale and I use maybellines dream matte mousse for everyday foundation. I think the one I use is sand all year round as I tend to avoid the summer sun.

Posted 19 Jan 2011
Quirkybutcute

Not sure how pale exactly your skin is but I'm pretty pale and I use maybellines dream matte mousse for everyday foundation. I think the one I use is sand all year round as I tend to avoid the summer sun.



Me too! It's really good -- goes on so nicely and you hardly feel like you are wearing anything! 
Posted 19 Jan 2011
tiinak
Model
tiinak
jessicard


Me too! It's really good -- goes on so nicely and you hardly feel like you are wearing anything! 


Me too emoticon
Posted 19 Jan 2011
I have really pale and sensitive skin so in general I have to go for the more expensive brands but I think they are worth the money.
I use Clinique and Benefit, but looking into getting some Illamasqua.
To be honest if you're going to put up the money and try something expensive, go to fenwicks and get them to do you a mini makeover so you can see the colour and quality

Posted 19 Jan 2011
junelong
Make Up Artist
junelong
You should check out Superdrug Collection 2000-cant remember the name of their lightest shade, but it was pretty pale. It has quite a heavy coverage, but you can sheer it down with a bit of moisturiser if it is too heavy for you. I'm pretty sure it is under £3.00, so won't break the bank -worth a try. June xx
Posted 19 Jan 2011

The Illamasqua foundation is good but not ideal if you have dry skin; you would need to moisturise thoroughly beforehand with something good to avoid your skin looking flaky and the foundation appearing patchy...
Posted 19 Jan 2011
Edited by AndromedaX 19 Jan 2011
junelong

You should check out Superdrug Collection 2000-cant remember the name of their lightest shade, but it was pretty pale. It has quite a heavy coverage, but you can sheer it down with a bit of moisturiser if it is too heavy for you. I'm pretty sure it is under £3.00, so won't break the bank -worth a try. June xx



Ohh Thats the magical makeup artist who gave me some foundation.. I didn't know you were on purestorm June, nice to see you here <3 
Think Rory is e-mailing you tonight with a link to everything again this time the link will actually work <3 x
Posted 19 Jan 2011
BaileyK
Model
BaileyK
Benefit

Posted 19 Jan 2011
doodyone
Photographer
doodyone
tut, more techno babble

Posted 19 Jan 2011
Purple_Girl
Photographer
Purple_Girl
I have very pale (and sensitive) skin and buy mineral foundation from Lily Lolo online. It's about £12 for a pot but a little goes a long way and the pot lasts for quite a while. I get 'porcelain' shade, that's really pale and is healthier for your skin than liquid or mousse.


Posted 19 Jan 2011
junelong

You should check out Superdrug Collection 2000-cant remember the name of their lightest shade, but it was pretty pale. It has quite a heavy coverage, but you can sheer it down with a bit of moisturiser if it is too heavy for you. I'm pretty sure it is under £3.00, so won't break the bank -worth a try. June xx
Thanks ill go have a look
Posted 19 Jan 2011
ClaireShipman
Make Up Artist
ClaireShipma..
Try Loreal True Match it comes in a large range of shades and the lightest one is near on white if I remember and it photographs quite nicely. Think its £9.99 so mid range price. If you explain to the counter ladies you have sensitive skin and ask them for a sample some will give you one others will say no but its worth a try and trying is free
Posted 19 Jan 2011
elfin
Model
elfin
Lily Lolo mineral powder in Porcelain is the only thing I use
Posted 19 Jan 2011
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