Post # 16
Girl, I got you. I’m pale AF, blonde with blue eyes, and so red I have to color correct my whole face. I have also struggled with acne forever. I use Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless in shade 112 (for pink undertones). Fit me concealer in shade 15 (also for pink undertones). Coty airspun powder in translucent. For bronzer the Physicians Formula butter bronzer in bronze. For blush, milani has lots of great shades and Physicians Formula butter blush is good too. I color correct with the new Wet N Wild cushion color corrector in green.
You don’t need to break the bank to get a good look and as long as you apply a light hand with blush you will look great. You might want to pick up the EcoTools blending sponges too for a good foundation and concealer application. I used to never do my makeup either and I decided to commit to learning how to do it and now I am doing my own wedding makeup! Look up eye makeup for green eyes on YouTube for some inspiration.
Post # 17
NoItsBecky : you’re an inspiration! I want to try to be better about using makeup too, I think it helps me look more professional and awake since under eye circles are a permanent fixture in my life these days.
Maybe I will start with drug store makeup and trade up if I find it lacking.
Post # 18
Nars Sheer Glow foundation! I use Too Faced primer under it and Nars Creamy Concealer (the best IMHO).
Post # 19
NYX total control drop foundation comes is a bunch of shades and is sold at Ulta. I like it because you can build the amount of coverage you want. I’d recommend youtube tutorials for application tips for blush/bronzer
Post # 20
12_Elle : Thank you! I am getting ready to graduate with my Bachelor’s next month and about a year ago I decided I should be good at makeup to get that extra professional edge. and just because it sounded fun. But being a college student, budget is really important. I am not going to spend $38 on foundation, sorry not sorry. I think application technique is really important and buying high end doesn’t magically give you technique. So the way I see it, drugstore is the way to go when you are starting out. It gives you a basis and helps you know where to go from there (example: that foundation wasn’t high enough coverage so I need fuller coverage. Or maybe you find out you prefer a cushion foundation instead of a liquid.) Using drugstore to work on technique is great because you won’t waste expensive product getting your technique down.
Post # 21
I am very fair skinned. I wear 001 in Dior Forever. It’s my holy grail. For bronzer I use benefit hoola most of the time and NARS orgasm will always be my number one blush.
To apply the bronzer do a three down the side side of your face starting above your temple, onto your cheek bone and then down to your jaw line. Make sure to also do some passes at your neck. Then take it and go down the bridge and tip of your nose and your chin. I’d also take bronzer and go under the hollows of your cheeks to sculpt.
Use a primer and also NARS soft matte concealer in vanilla is amazing.
Post # 22
I recommend giving Napoleon Perdis Stroke of Genius in look 1 a go. That is super pale but lets your natural skin tone shine through so to speak so you don’t look so ghostly and colourless. I also recommend their Cheeky Tone and Bright Palette as it has a lot of blush/bronzer shades in it so you can play around with what works and looks best with your skin tone.
Post # 23
I’m REALLY pale with pinkish undertones and the best match I have found for my face so far has been a Dior liquid foundation. ALWAYS use primer underneath it, it makes a huge difference.
Post # 24
I use Lancome 24 H in 110 ivoire C, but I believe there are shades lighter than that even. I have pink undertones and redness on my face as well, but my neck and chest is not as pink so I prefer my foundation to not have pink in it so that it hides the redness. Nars orgasm blush with a fluffy blush brush and a light hand is amazing. I also just got a sample of Nars Laguna bronzer and really loved it because it didn’t leave me looking orange like most other bronzers do.
If you live near an Ulta, I would go in and ask them what they recommend and they can color match you and give you a sample to try out on your own.
Post # 25
12_Elle : I second, thrid, and fourth the Kat Von D suggestion. Whatever you do, just make sure there is no titanium oxide in the foundation or the powders you use (pale girl common problem). Your face will become white in photographs and under light, not a delicate look. Also, try to find a green tint concealer for your acne, that’s what I do (even after two rounds of acutane – dang skin!) and it neutralizes the red, just have to put a lightener over it so it’s not a dark spot.
Post # 26
I’m also super pale, and here’s a list of products I use:
Urban Decay Naked Skin
Makeup Forever HD concealer for under eye
Nars concealer for spots
Kat Von D Lock It setting powder
Benefit Hoola bronzer
Nars Deep Throat blush
I’ve found a lot of my products through having my makeup done at Sephora. It’s $50 minimum purchase, and I will usually see how something wears through the day/night and then purchase it the next time around when I go. They are also great at actually applying something if I go in and ask to have a new foundation put on, I just go in with a clean, washed face and ask for help.