(Closed) Pale/Fair Skinned Gals, What's Your Beauty Regimen?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
3697 posts
Sugar bee

I really like Carley’s products (clearandsmoothskin.com) because my skin is very sensitive to fragrances & perfumes, dyes, etc. I stick to their soap and moisturizer, their tamanu cream is awesome for fading scars and blotches, and I love their mineral foundation. For color cosmetics, not sure, haven’t figured out all those details, but definitely sticking with Carley’s for the base. I know if I tried a bunch of new stuff between now and the wedding, my skin would wig out. (Right when it’s finally getting to a point where I was really happy with it! That may happen anyway as the wedding gets closer, but I know a bunch of new cosmetics would only aggravate it.)

Anyhow, their “Light Rose” is the perfect color for me. They do sell mini sample sizes for $2 each so that you can test a few shades before you commit.

Post # 4
8379 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ugh now I want that mascara! lol. I’ve heard of the SPF making you look weird in photos, but I wear the Two Faced BB cream and I’ve never noticed anything. I may end up doing my own makeup because my first trial was a disaster (think drag queen?) and the second I had to go get a steroid shot because of the terrible allergic reaction it caused. Why does makeup have to be so darn complicated. 🙂

Post # 5
447 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m relatively fair with a lot of redness – I find that if I mix the TINIEST amount of liquid bronzer (!) with regular or tinted moisturizer, I get a nice glow that doesn’t look too fake-bake-y and provides a nice base for other makeup.

I’m also kind of obsessed with this look, which looks beautiful on the fair-skinned model:


Post # 7
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t know what I’ll do for make-up yet. My fiance’s sister got married last year and the make-up artist did not show up. I did her make-up and my own. The only issue I noticed was that shimmer did not look nice in the photos. The photographer fixed this.

I’m super pale. I find Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier have great make-up colours for fair skin.

Some spf does make me look paler in photos. This is especially true if its a physical sunscreen (with titatium dioxide or zinc). I wore tinted sunscreen in the photos for my fiance’s sister’s wedding and it did not show up funny. Its a good idea to practice with a flash photograph to see if your face will blend with the rest of your skin.

Post # 9
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wouldn’t worry about SPF. I’ve heard so many different things – that it makes you look whiter, that it makes you look grey. I use moisturiser with SPF25 in it and don’t seem to have problems with my skin in photos.

I am super pale and I think the important thing – the absolute must-have – is a natural-looking blusher. I use Benefit Dandelion. Stick to natural eyeshadow colours as well (have gone with light greys and taupe for my wedding make-up).

Post # 12
1577 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I started using Smashbox BB cream in fair a month ago after my Neutrogena SPF moisturizer ran out and gave up amd returned my Smashbox targeted pore &line primer, which I never found effective.

I absolutely love it.  It’s easy to apply and feels wonderful, wearing well all day, controlling oil without making me look chalky.

Best of all, the Fair colour is truly a porcelain colour without any yellow or bronze to it at all, so it actually matches my skin tone.  I am meeting wit my photographer next week, and will ask him about the SPF, but if he says it’s OK, I am definitely wearing this for my wedding makeup.

Post # 13
2 posts
  • Wedding: August 2012

As much as a love being pale (and I mean PALE), I’m getting an airbrush “glow” two days before…My dress is ivory/cream and I don’t want to get too washed out. I avoid direct sunlight like the plague! I’ll burn and peel. 

When I had my makeup trial done they used the airbrush stuff. I absolutely loved it. 

Post # 15
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I find as long as I use primer and a setting powder, my make up stays pretty good. I use Laura Mercier primer, Smashbox HD foundation, MAC blush, then cover with bare escentuals mineral veil over top. I always do my eyes after I finish my face, and always ALWAYS use urban decay eye primer. I’ve tried other eye primers and they do not work. I’ve also heard a lot of people say they let their primers and each layer of makeup ‘set’ before doing foundation or eye makeup or moving onto the next layer, but I find that the opposite works better with me. While the primer/foundation is still wet it almost acts like a glue for the next layer. As for mascara, I generally use Sephora lash plumper or waterproof mascara.

I got a sample of Givenchy’s Noir Couture 4 in 1 mascara the other day, and it is TERRIBLE! Mega clumps and spider lashes. I even tried wiping the brush off a bit before applying it and even completely cleaning the brush. I wouldn’t have bought it anyways, but after trying it, I can definitely advise, there are much better things to spend $35 on!

Post # 16
19 posts
  • Wedding: November 2012

@futuremrste:  have you ever tried too faced eye primer?  I have really oily eyelids so my eye makeup never stayed on for long :c until I got too faced 😀 haha but seriously it really works for hours and hours, especially when I wear my VS eyeshadows, which is powder but has a silky texture to it.  I can sweat all day in the summer and my makeup will still be intact at the end of the night.

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