Don’t want to look tangoed? Here are my top three really pale foundations.
Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation – Porcelain
Type of Skin – Normal/Oily
This is the perfect pale foundation for you if you’ve got oilier or spot-prone skin. It’s non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores; causing more spots and it’s also got anti-bacterial properties. I wrote a full review of this foundation last year, which you can read here if you want to know more.
When applying this, I just pop a bit of Collection Lasting Perfection concealer on blemishes and red patches before buffing this over the top with a kabuki brush. It offers quite a light coverage, although you can build it up without it going too ‘cakey’.
MAC Studio Sculpt Foundation – NC15
Type of Skin – Dry/Sensitive
This is the pricier of the three, costing a hefty £25 for a 40ml tube. Having said that, I’ve had this for months and there’s still loads left. You only need a pea-sized amount to cover your face and the coverage that it gives is excellent.
Studio Sculpt is probably one of the only foundations that I’ve tried where my skin feels moisturised and soft after washing it off at the end of the day. I’m really impressed with it, the only thing that I’m not that keen on is the smell, but you soon get used to it.
You can buy this from any MAC Cosmetics shop or their website.
Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation – Light Porcelain
Type of Skin – Normal/Dry.
This is the cheapest of the three at £8.99, but it’s often on offer on ASOS for slightly less. I wrote a full review of this last year, where I was slightly harsh and you can read that here.
I’ve adopted this as my ‘main’ foundation; the one I go to when my skin’s not really playing up in any way. It claims to have an ‘anti-fatigue effect’ and gives you a ‘radiant glow’. I can vouch for the fact that it does give a radiant finish; which you might need to tone down with a bit of powder, especially if your skin tends to get oily patches.
Rimmel also brought out a concealer to accompany this foundation, although there isn’t a shade light enough to match the foundation. That’s a bit silly, isn’t it?
Have you tried any foundations that are great for really pale skin? If so, let me know!