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Foundation for *really* pale skin

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NicknameUsed Sun 17-Apr-16 22:04:13

I'm looking for foundation, tinted moisturiser or BB cream for very pale skin. Most of the products that I have looked at are too orange. The other caveat is that it must be cruelty free, so that seems to rule most brands out these days.

Preferable yellow or neutral tones.

Can anyone help?

TrollTheRespawnJeremy Sun 17-Apr-16 22:06:36


Helenluvsrob Sun 17-Apr-16 22:10:23

Dd2 has the lightest bare minerals powder foundation and mineral veil. It's a pain as its ££ but it lasts well and she doesn't look caked in it ( she's 16). It matches her skin perfectly ( porcelain almost translucent!) and covers blemishes well too.

NicknameUsed Sun 17-Apr-16 22:12:59

Powder is a no no as DD has problems with her eyes, but thanks for the suggestion.

TheCaptainsCat Sun 17-Apr-16 22:21:47

I like Bobbi Brown skin foundation in alabaster. Failing that, Illamasqua do a pure white foundation which mixes well with any old darker foundation!

MissTurnstiles Sun 17-Apr-16 22:22:13

Ah, just seen your update - was going to suggest Lily Lolo mineral foundation in Porcelain. They do a BB cream though, so you could try a sample of the lightest shade in that?

SoThatHappened Sun 17-Apr-16 22:28:15

Woah does a 16 yo need foundation?

I have very pasty white skin and Laura Mercier tinted foundation in porcelain is perfect.

hollinhurst84 Sun 17-Apr-16 22:29:42


clutterfly Sun 17-Apr-16 22:30:41

Recent convert to laura mercier here too. So light and fresh but coverage as well. Plus SPF 20!

SoThatHappened Sun 17-Apr-16 22:31:59

One tube of laura mercier tinted foundation lasts months too. I've used it for about 4 years and never considered using anything else since I started.

NicknameUsed Sun 17-Apr-16 22:40:53

"Woah does a 16 yo need foundation?"

DD doesn't wear any make up at all at the moment, but she wants something for her prom in June.

MrsT2007 Sun 17-Apr-16 22:42:54

My specialist subject! I'm uber pale, I like the bourgois cc cream.

OTheHugeManatee Sun 17-Apr-16 22:48:43

Bobbi Brown in Alabaster?

tellyjots Mon 18-Apr-16 08:01:36

What about the Nicola Roberts range; Dainty Doll?

NicknameUsed Mon 18-Apr-16 08:37:12

I need to see and test the make up before buying so if it is only available online it is a no go, but thanks for the suggestion.

Tate15 Mon 18-Apr-16 09:12:52

Laval secret beauty foundation is perfect for psle skins

I don't wear it any more as it gives a young dewy Finnish and I'm old and it doesn't suit me. It looks beautiful on going skin.

Buy from eBay or Amazon.
This is the opal shade but there are lots of other shades

FinallyHere Mon 18-Apr-16 09:25:40

You can have some made up especially for you at

They make all their own products and you hardly ever see them advertised. I find them brilliant...

Tellmewhattodowithmyhair Mon 18-Apr-16 10:30:53

I've been using the body shop moisturising foundation for about a million years. I'm quite pale but go for the second one on the scale - there's a porcelain version, 001 or something.

Should be able to trust BS to be cruelty free, and it's certainly not orange. Costs about £12 a bottle if I remember rightly, and mine seems to last an age.

flippinada Mon 18-Apr-16 11:09:22

Urban decay go very pale foundation and think they're cruelty free?

Bareminerals palest shade is very pale, but also very pink so may not be suitable.

Bobbi Brown is vg for pale skin but not sure if cruelty free.

Finally, Charlotte Tilbury is definitely cruelty free and goes very pale - treat with caution tho as reviews are mixed.

flippinada Mon 18-Apr-16 11:10:43

The Body Shop also do lightening drops for foundation.

slug Mon 18-Apr-16 11:44:15

Pixie It's the only thing that DD, who is so pale she's almost blue, can use.

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Mon 18-Apr-16 13:01:29

Korean beauty have mega pale shades, I have a (mistakenly bought) Misscha BB that is, well, basically cream coloured.

Not sure how they are on cruelty free though.

FashionStudentMom Mon 18-Apr-16 14:43:41

Try Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder in no. 1. It lasts all day and sits somewhere between a tinted moisturiser and a foundation.

This is coming from a very pale, freckle-less ginger who has tried everything. Bobbi Brown does pale shades, but they have very little staying power and are not cruelty free. In fact, any brand within the Estée Lauder group tests on animals..

NicknameUsed Mon 18-Apr-16 14:58:38

Thanks again for all your suggestions. I have been round the local shopping mall gathering sample pots of different foundations and tinted moisturisers.

Unfortunately most of the palest shades are too dark or too pink for DD so I might just end up buying the lightening drops from The Bodyshop.

JamieVardysParty Mon 18-Apr-16 15:43:23

An alternative is to buy MAC's white F&B foundation and mix it with another one to get the colour you want.

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