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Translucent / Loose Powder for v pale skin a that doesn't go orange

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HelenRose1111 · 07/07/2017 22:02

Looking for recommendations for the above, please
I used to use Clinique Blended Powder Transparency 1 but this was discontinued and their supposed replacement Transparency 20(?) goes orange on me, and Invisible Blend is grey and makes me look grey and corpse-like

I've tried NARS Light reflecting loose powder (OK, but nil coverage)
Kat Von D Lock it (yellow)
Laura Mercier (settled into lines and colour slightly pink)
Lily lilo (dried my skin out and felt bitty on my skin)

Someone recommended No 7 translucent loose powder - anyone?
Anyone tried the Guerlain one?
Estée Lauder and Lancôme don't look pale enough - I want a pale colour and some coverage so I could use it alone / over concealer if I wanted to.

Recommendations and thought, please? I am 1.0NS in the Ordinary Foundation, if you want a comparison for how pale I am, and have neither a yellow or pink tone to my skin.

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Cakescakescakes · 07/07/2017 22:06

I am super pale and have coolish undertone and I use the Bourjois Healthy Balance compact powder in Vanille and the colour is fine and it works really well too. Only £8.99. One of the few things I repurchase.

boggedoff · 07/07/2017 22:07

have used No7 translucent powder for years. it's super stuff.

StylishDuck · 07/07/2017 22:25

Collection translucent loose powder is really good. And super cheap too.

AuntPol · 07/07/2017 22:27

I'm v pale and have the same problem with powders.

I'm using Clinique transparency natural at the moment, but I think that goes a bit orangey.

Boots no7 translucent was too dark for me.

Chanel's palest one is too dark/goes orange on me as well.

Laura mercier is the best one for colour that I've found so far.

nooddsocksforme · 07/07/2017 22:37

bare minerals mineral veil is a lovely pale but bright loose powder

Ollivander84 · 07/07/2017 22:38

No 7 translucent. The others I use are HD so white powders and won't give coverage

Dawnedlightly · 07/07/2017 22:44

NYX Professional Makeup Studio Finishing Powder - Translucent, on a recommendation from here.
It's very, very fine and colourless; barely pink on application, (not in the pot, it's white) and somehow feels cool.

SirVixofVixHall · 07/07/2017 22:49

Laura Mercier for loose powder. Beauty pie have a pressed powder that is white, so no colour to yellow on the skin. The LM is better, but much more expensive.

Amee1992x · 07/07/2017 22:51

Beauty therapist and MUA here, qualified. I use Ben NYE.

GinIsIn · 07/07/2017 22:54

MAC have a white one that's very good. The Estée Lauder and Laura Mercier translucent ones are excellent too.

wellhonestly · 07/07/2017 22:55

Guerlain meteorites - light and bright (a bit too brightening for my non-pale skin but I am stuck with them!!! ) They smell gorgeous helpful

pleasestopsnoring · 07/07/2017 22:56

Poundland, honestly. It has a lovely fine texture and the palest is really pale. It can a bit hit and miss whether there is any in stock, but I buy a few at a time now.

DoggoslothladyA · 07/07/2017 23:01

I'm very very pale and use MUA skin define hydro powder. It's really really good and only £3 !!! (Superdrug) agree with another poster the collection powder is very pale and good.
I've actually found after trying lots of expensive products (qualified MUA) these have been the best on my skin !!!

Strummerville · 08/07/2017 12:23

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eurochick · 08/07/2017 12:27

Bobbi Brown loose powder.

FeiYenKansu · 08/07/2017 13:01

JML mineral magic.

I've spent hundreds, probably thousands on every type of face powder in the last 35 years from the most expensive to the cheapest and this is the best!

It's invisible on the skin but gives amazing coverage!

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hippadoppaloppagorillapig · 08/07/2017 16:42

YY to mineral magic. It looks really dark in the compact, but I'm pale of Caspar proportions and it's definitely the best I've ever tried.

Otherwise Bourjois Java Powder is also good.

ShesAStar · 08/07/2017 16:55

I'm using the Charlotte Tilbury one at the moment and find it gives lovely sheer coverage. I love the bare minerals powder too.

YouHaveBeenSummarilyDismissed · 08/07/2017 16:58

I have had the same problem. Why did Clinique discontinue theirs!?

No 7 has worked for me.

LadyPenelope68 · 08/07/2017 17:01

I used to use exactly the same as you, now use Rimmel Loose Transluscent powder, feels/looks great.

PollyPerky · 08/07/2017 18:15

I'm very pale and use Bobbi Brown powder (compact) sheer finish pressed in pale yellow. Def doesn't go orange. Also like the pressed Illuminating Finish in Porcelain - very light for a powder.

Did try Laura Mercier in white but it really does look white.

ImADingleDangleScarecrow · 08/07/2017 18:36

I don't really rate the rest of their make up but Chanel loose powder is amazing imo and not orange at all.

ImADingleDangleScarecrow · 08/07/2017 18:39

This ^^ I get shade 30 as 20 is too pale for me but you're probably best going to a counter to try.

PenguinOfDoom · 08/07/2017 21:03

Another vote for Chanel loose powder. 20 Clair is perfect for pale skin. I use that in winter and 30 in summer when I have more of a tan.

Polkadot1974 · 08/07/2017 21:07

Rommel stay matte translucent is good but I'm now dying to try all the others!

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