(Closed) Very fair skinned brides – foundation?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
2255 posts
Buzzing bee

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Stephanie8904:  I am very, very fair and have been my whole life. I am the same as you–never tan. Only burn. I’ve been using Bare Minerals C10 for years. I would never use anything else. For my wedding, I stupidly decided to go with my MUA’s advice and let her do airbrush. It looked horrendous. I ended up washing everything off and using my own makeup. It looked wonderful in the pics–natural and light. 

Post # 3
237 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Following this thread.  I use BareMinerals, but i think it’s a light coverage.  Plus, I’m not a make-up guru.

Post # 4
163 posts
Blushing bee

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Stephanie8904:  Oh my goodness, I 100% can relate! I am so pale, for a long time I would mix a white costume makeup product with a light foundation to make the right color hahah.

I have a very pink/red undertone and I have finally found a Mac medium/full coverage that matches quite well. I would reccomend going to the Mac counter and asking for a sample of their lightest shades and then going home and trying some differnent ones over the course of a few days. (You could get samples of a few different brands as well, Makeup Forever has some beautiful foundations).

My mom is very pale as well, but has a yellow undertone and she swears by bobbi brown’s long wear foundation.

Post # 5
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Yeah, Bobbi Brown has a very good light foundations. Check out Illamasqua too – they also produce white foundation to mix with others (or for Goth make up). They have also very light foundations too. I’s a British company. 

Post # 6
824 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

This is one of the many reasons it was worth it for me to just get a makeup artist. I know people find it silly but to me it relieved me of worrying about almost anything makeup-related.

Post # 7
3242 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Lancome all the way. I usetwo of theirs. Go in and get a test sample done on  your cheek. Or book with a make up artist and send her pictures in advance. 

Post # 8
455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Try Lancôme teint miracle (nice coverage and finish) Estée lauder double wear (good staying power) Nars, MUFE (their mat velvet has some very light shades), Kat von d (if you want full coverage).

Post # 9
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Stephanie8904:  I’m very fair skinned as well, I always have to go with the lightest shade of porcelain, and it’s still never light enough! I actually use a combination of three foundations on different parts of my face to get the best results for me. I use Revlon ColorStay foundation in Ivory for my forehead and cheeks, Clinique Anti Blemish foundation in Alabastar for my nose and chin, and Loreal Infallible foundation in Porcelain for everywhere else (neck, hairline etc.). I use Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Porcelain under my eye area. I then add a layer of Collection 2000 Pressed Powder in No. 18 (Ivory) with a powder puff to give a matte finish. It took a lot of trial and error to find the perfect match for me, so don’t give up! I’d advise you to practice doing your makeup over and over again well in advance of your wedding.

I’m sure whatever you choose, you will look lovely. Sending you best wishes for your makeup search!

Post # 10
581 posts
Busy bee

I use Sappho’s “Mia” foundation. I find that’s the best match for my very pale skin.


Post # 11
1831 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I’m like whiteout white. The color I use would be what other people would use to look goth. Every foundation I have ever used with any coverage has not been white enough… until I tried out Makeup Forever HD foundation. Their palest shade is the only thing I’ve ever found that matches me. It’s also supposedly one of the best brands for wedding photos.

Post # 12
1475 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I’m very fair also. I typically stick with tinted moisturizer, but for a fuller-coverage foundation, I’ve had great luck with MAC Pro Longwear. I wear NC15.

Post # 13
1891 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’m another Bare Minerals vote. Anything else I’ve ever tried to use has been WAY too dark and very unnatural looking. 

It’s definitely not as much coverage as liquid foundation, but I think it’s very buildable. 

Post # 15
644 posts
Busy bee

I love makeup forever I’m pale but not super pale but normally end up with the lightest shade in most foundations but i’m also very yellow based so go for one of their paler yellow tones from MUFE. It photographs beautifully and there are some really light shades for it. I’m uk and getting hold of it is a nightmare but so worth it! 

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