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Firstly, I do not tan. I spent a month in LA and came back just as white as when I left despite not using sunscreen. Every foundation I've ever used has left me looking orangey to say the least. Finally after many years I've found a combination that works for me. Gosh Velvet Touch Foundation Primer followed by a Maybelline Whitestay Foundation in snow white I picked up from the 99p store a while ago. It's the perfect shade for me, ghost white! On top of that I use a loose No.7 powder.
My problem is I'm now running very low of the Maybelline whitestay and it seems to be quite rare and expensive now.
Can anyone recommend me a porcelain white foundation please thats not too expensive and readily available on the highstreet?
Chips, the Nicola Roberts stuff looked ideal but it looks like it's being wound down because thats also impossible to find now
Eyeliner Queen, thanks I'll have a look at that. I don't mind paying a bit more for the right colour and if it lasts. Could kick myself though that I didn't buy the entire shelf full of whitestay from the 99p store now though.
I think I'll have to brave a visit to the makeup counter and have a look whats there and tests some brands, hate that, I like to run in to Superdrug, pick up something cheap and leave quickly . I'm just white white. My Mother has spent the last 20 odd years convinced I'm anaemic (I'm not).
I was going to suggest the same thing as Antoinette, a bottle of Mac face and body in white that you could mix into any other foundation would last you for ages.
It would also mean that you've have a much greater choice over the type of foundation you use because you could choose one you actually like the look and finish of, not just be forced to use a foundation you could find in the right colour.
Lily Lolo mineral powder foundation - I'm more pale and interesting than Jane Eyre, and they do a great selection for us. They also sell sample size pots (which will last a good week or so) for you to experiment with. I wear the China Doll shade in winter months and mix with translucent finishing powder in pale months, and their sheer finishing powder, which has a peachy tint, in my freckly summer months. Lasts ages, waterproof, sweatproof, 12 hour shift proof, so quick my toddler doesn't have time to disappear off to wreck stuff and ethically produced. Winner.
Lily Lolo do foundations that are even too pale for this never tanned Celt. They do foundation starter packs with 3 small sizes of similar shades so you can work out which one or combination works best for you