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Light coverage foundation or BB cream for pale skin?
I usually use a max factor foundation under mineral powder foundation as I had bad skin but (I hope I don't jinx myself) it's cleared up loads lately. The mineral foundation isn't quite enough though without using quite a bit in layers and feels a bit flat then so I'd like a bit more of a base.
I've tried a few different ones now but they're all too dark or orange.
I use a Nivea tinted moisturiser in medium, I'm quite pale. It's under a fiver and makes a huge difference, pretty much gives me 'new skin' very natural. Most of the supermarkets sell it. Sometimes you can grab it for £2.99. Can't recommend it enough.
Body Shop tea tree BB cream in the lightest shade - about £8, I've been using it every day since Christmas and it's still not ran out, I think the bottle is endless! Gives the skin such a healthy glow and is light and airy but also covers up little flaws, It's amazing!
Thanks ladies! I will still use moisturiser underneath anyway as I'm funny about uva protection and most foundations/bb creams only have uvb so that's fine . I'll check these out! MissPatty I use no7 moisturiser but I've never actually tried any of their make up so I'll definitely check that one out. I wouldn't have even thought to try body shop!
Misscha 21 was too white on me, but Bourjois 51 is very orange.Diorskin nude bb in ivory (I think) is a bit too light but I mix it with Armani luminous in 4 and that's perfect. I sound like a bloody Dulux catalogue!
Something I picked up on a previous mumsnet thread and am loving - I mix some of my mineral powder (I have a laura mercier one) with my moisturiser in the palm of my hand and use that. Its so quick and easy and for some reason seems to give a more even and better coverage than when I did them separately. (Am very pale and always struggled to find a foundation that matches my pale skin but still allows my freckles to show through naturally)
I use Missha BB cream in 13. Think I might be very, very pale! I bought the lightest shade of The Ordinary Serum Foundation this week - really pale, even for me - but not a lot of coverage. They do another one which has more coverage but I haven't tried it yet.
The coverage of the serum one is very light which I don't mind but I think it wouldn't be enough for many people. I don't know if it is buildable because I am never able to do that without looking caked in makeup so haven't tried. Didn't settle in my lines and didn't make my oily skin any shinier than usual. I think it is cheap enough to take a gamble on! I'm hoping the other one will have a bit more coverage but not sure when I will receive it.