Thursday, September 18, 2014

My Top 5.....Foundations (for the palest of the pale)

I'm not a massive fan of spending a lot of money of foundation because I just find it a really boring product and I change my routine every couple of weeks. That being said, I find it almost impossible to find a shade that is pale enough for me on the high street. 
I won't necessarily be repurchasing some of these because whilst they are pale, they don't all work on me but I find they are the best/nearest colour matches.

Dainty Doll in Medium
I never thought I'd find a foundation where I wasn't the palest shade available but, alas, I'm actually medium in this one.
It is just enough coverage to even out my skin tone with a slightly dewy finish.

L'oreal True Match Foundation in C1 Rose Ivory
I love this foundation!
I call this 'my face but clearer' because it is like a second skin. First things last ALL day. It is a dewy finish with a medium coverage and it will cover any redness..

Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation in 100 Ivory
Whilst the bottle claims that this will last 25 hours, I can't seem to get it to last the 8 that I usually have makeup on for. I don't think it agrees with my skin type.
Also, as you can see from the picture, this 'Ivory' shade is a lot more orange toned than the others.

Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation in 103 Ivory
When I bought this foundation this was the lightest shade they had and the swatch on my hand seemed a good fit.
When I apply this as a full face it is too orange for me but I've started applying it lightly over my Dainty Doll foundation as a second layer to add dimension and to add a touch more colour and it lasts all day.
When this runs out I'll definitely be repurchasing but maybe this time in a more suitable shade so I can wear it on its own. 
101 Porcelain sounds perfect.

Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation in 010 Light Porcelain
Personally, this foundation is hit and miss for me. I find that it has yellow undertones whereas I'm more pink which isn't always the most flattering. 
The 'Wake Me Up' aspect seems to stem from the fact that this contains sparkles which make your skin more awake but I'm not a massive fan of the 'Edward Cullen' look. If I'm wearing this one i tend to use the Rimmel Stay Matte powder over the top.
Onto the positive and the reason that this is a brilliant foundation for pale people. This shade is perfect for people as pale as me, the handful of you who exist. 

Anybody have any holy grail foundations for us fair skinned folk??
Nikki x

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