The Pale Skin Diaries: Make Up and Foundation For Every Pale Skin


Today I am starting a feature I have been planning for literally years and something that is so highly requested: foundation and make up for very pale/fair skin! I feel that in the last few years pale skin is finally being embraced as the beautiful thing that it is, and I definitely credit beauties like Dita Von Tesse, Nicole Kidman and of course the gorgeous Nicola Roberts for this (as seen in all her fair beauty above). There will always be individuals who make snark remarks about being so fair skinned, and many cannot believe you wish to embrace being pale but I couldn't love my fair skin more. With my Irish heritage, auburn hair, freckles and snow white fair skin I have always treasured my fair complexion because it makes me stand out. I have never used a tanning product in my life and nor to I possess bronzer (that's a lie, I have a Too Faced chocolate bronzer I got because it smells of chocolate and used it for my eyebrows occassionally!) or anything like that. The only thing however that is tricky is finding make up that doesn't make me look orange, and my fellow fair skinned girlies, we've all been there, right?!

So the 'Pale Skin Diaries' (that's a working title or umm, the best I could do, to be honest!! Suggestions on a postcard, please!) will see me search high and low to bring you brand-by-brand reviews of how fair the foundation and concealers run. I will explore drugstore beauty, so Boots, Superdrug etc which include Seventeen, Revlon, Collection, Rimmel, GOSH amongst others, and then department store make up brands such as MAC, Bobbi Brown, Chanel, Laura Mercier and basically just everything. I will explore every single make up brand for you, my dear readers, my fellow Snow White beauties, to find out what is out there. I will review each brand individually and then link all the drugstore brands together and all the higher-end brands together.

I'm so excited to carry out this little project for you and I definitely want to hear from you all and what you think. The plan so far is to take a photo in store but I can already imagine the amount of stares this will gain so with regret I do not think I will be able to take my usual camera with me so I will be taking my phone and it seems the quality will be just fine as I did a little experiment today for you all! As you can see, I'm taking this project seriously my lovelies, I will not let you down. Make up for us IS out there, and I am determined to find it!

I hope my pale skinned readers are excited about this project, I'm longing to know your thoughts! What already, are you favourite brands for fair complexions?

xoxo

10 comments:

  1. I have had really good results with Bobbi Brown foundations - they seem to get the shades sport on, not too yellow and not too sallow. The bad - well I have never come across a good fit from MAC and even clinique can be on the yellow side. Also I always seem to have issues with beauty counter assistants trying to convince me to go for a shade darker than I need!

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    1. Yes Bobbi Brown is really good, and I'm excited to see if that's the case across the entire range. MAC always run too yellow for me which is sad. Oh and SO with you on the beauty counter thing!

      xoxo

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  2. I've found that brands have begun catering for lighter skin tones in recent years. I now no longer have the issues I used to. I usually use either Illamasqua Skin Base (I use 02, but there's always a white foundation you can mix in if needs be), or YSL Touche Eclat foundation (shade BR10). Nars also do some great foundations for paler skins!

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    1. You're absolutely right Sarah, I do think there are so many more products now than there used to be. I'm excited to find the best of the best :) xoxo

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  3. I'm super interested in this! I have pale skin and have always struggled with base product, especially in the drugstore. I've tried the Nicola Roberts one and while the colour is great, I'm not sure I love the formula, and I think it might be discontinued too :( Like above, I've never found a MAC colour that fits either. Am really looking forward to seeing what you find :) x

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    1. Yes I think Dainty Doll has been discontinued which is so sad as I loved it :'( xoxo

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  4. So excited for this! I'm always grabbing ivory, soft ivory or light of any product I can, eo it'll be great to have some insight on whst actually works!

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    1. Awww yay Rose, thank you for the support, I hope you enjoy the series! <3 xoxo

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  5. I also have pale skin and auburn hair. Bare minerals do a shade called fairly light which I find suits my ivory complexion and I always get remarks on my skin when I wear it. I'd recommend the original version rather than the matt. I've recently purchased another mineral foundation from Neal Yards which sell organic natural products. Its less heavy then the bare minerals so I tend to build it up a bit more. They're both great though. I'd recommend bareminerals if you have flaws to hide but on days when you're skin looks good try neal yards for a more subtle/natural look. I've always struggled to find is a decent liquid foundation though Xx

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  6. Make up forever HD foundation y205 not too yellow or pink. And kat von D lock it foundation is amazing too I belive the shade is 42 sephora FINALLY carrying her lightest shade,

    -from someone that can't have any pigment in her foundation.

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