Favourite Foundations for Pale Skin

Favourite Foundations for Pale Skin

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

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-


  1. September 13, 2015 / 10:29 pm

    Fab post, I like it when a brand listens to its customers and I am tempted by the Vichy Dermablend foundation as I’m loving their skincare at the moment.

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

  2. September 13, 2015 / 4:05 pm

    I'm all about Rimmel foundations for my pale skin. They always seem to have my shade (the palest…) 🙂

    I currently use the 25 hour one but the one with the white lid.

    • September 13, 2015 / 6:00 pm

      They do have an impressive range of paler shades. I avoided them for years after trying a few different ones and finding them really orange, but these long lasting ones have swayed me back!

    • September 13, 2015 / 11:48 am

      Someone I know used to swear by the double wear foundation until they tried this astalift one. Apparently it's quite similar but nowhere near as drying!

  3. September 13, 2015 / 10:42 am

    A bit of an off topic but that necklace is pretty!!

    On the note of foundations – I went to get matched at Clinique and the woman at the counter was like: this one matches you PERFECTLY.
    me: no it doesnt, can I have a lighter one?
    her: this one matches you
    me: nope
    Literally 8 foundation shades down the line we AGREED it matches me.

    • September 13, 2015 / 11:45 am

      Ah remind me to give it you when I see you then. I never wear it! Hence it being a prop now haha. Ergh I dont trust counters anyway, the light in stores is always too bright to get an accurate match.

    • September 13, 2015 / 11:45 am

      The one with the white lid is also excellent for pale skin tones too!