(Closed) makeup: foundation for fair/freckled/pink skin tone

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’d suggest talking to someone at a makeup counter, whatever brand you prefer. I like Origins and Clinique. They should be able to steer you in the right direction. If you have a Sephora, I’d suggest going there because they know about several brands.

I also have freckles and have recently stopped wearing foundation this summer after my skin/ freckles have gotten darker in the summer sun (yes, through sunscreen). One thing I do sometimes is to put on primer, which is clear but includes SPF and a bit of mattifier, and not put makeup over it. I use the Smashboxx primer, but I think there’s one by Fresh that is good for fair skin too. This might be a good alternative to skipping foundation completely.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have what sounds like a very similar skin tone to yours! I am pale and have freckles across my cheeks and nose that aren’t super dark. They make my skin on my face look less pale than it really is. Like you, I have always found that foundation looks incredibly unnatural on me, mainly because of the uneven skin tones.

What I have done for the past 8 years or so is take Cover Girl concealer (its in a tube with a little cottoney swab to apply) and I dab a bit under my eyes, on the tip of my nose and on the corners of my mouth (like on my jaw line almost and up on the upper lip). Then I blend that in. This seems to make the color on my cheecks blend better with the other parts of my face.

Important: use your ring finger to blend under the eyes. This will apply the least amount of pressure. Too much pressure will make your under-eyes dark.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I hate the concealer, foundation stuff, i feel my skin cant breathe i am a natural kind of girl, weekends are pretty much makeupless unless we have a special event. I do recommed the bare minerals (http://www.bareminerals.com) i love them, FI gave it to me for X-mas last year and used it once or times between then and about a month ago, and i am now almost using it daily. i love the way it leaves your skin, flawless…if unsure they have opened a few stores of there own so you can go in and try the product to see if you are happy with the results before purchasing..

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