Foundations are always one make up product which I will deny investing much time in, when in reality if I’m honest it’s probably one of the most switched up parts of my make up routine. I don’t think I’ll ever be one of those people who has a Holy Grail foundation which they will always stick to, especially when I admit that at the moment I have 3 different foundations open and on the go. Variety is the spice of life and all that….
Favourite Foundations for Pale Skin
Astalift Light Analysing Liquid Foundation in Sand: As you will notice in the swatches above, each of the foundations appears to be a slightly different shade against my arm. The Astalift foundation appears to be the darkest, but when applied the lightweight formula adapts to my complexion. It’s probably something technical about the light reflecting particles within it, but either way, it adapts and it looks perfectly matched. Every time I wear this it somehow diffuses all the blemishes and wrinkles and gives a really soft filter appearance to my face. Like magic in a bottle.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation in Ivory: A heavier coverage foundation and if I’m honest, this one is a little bit too fair for me on some days. However, when you add the blush, the brows and the rest of your make up its absolutely fine. It’s a good one for colder days when I do boarder on the sickly pale side of skin tones anyway, and the coverage is amazing for a budget high street foundation option. When applied with a brush I do find that less is more and it’s easy to go over to top and look like an extra from the Great British Bake Off by creating a cakey finish. Start with tiny dabs then build up on the areas you need it afterwards.
Vichy Dermablend Foundation in Porcelain: Vichy listened to the customers with their Dermablend Foundation options and now have expanded the range to cater for not only the paler amongst us, but there’s now a further range for darker skin tones too. Well done Vichy for listening to consumers and actioning something! Dermablend in Porcelain is absolutely fine for me, but I feel like some may want it even paler! The thing with Dermablend foundation is that the colours do seem to adapt and I know of at least 5 ladies with varying skin tones who all opt for shade Nude! Once again, less is more when applied with a brush and start small, building up to the coverage you require.
-The above foundations are available from HQHair, Boots and Escentual-