I get asked a lot which make up I’m wearing and honestly most of the time it’s pretty much the same thing. I don’t change stuff up very often once I find something that really works for me. So I’ve decided to do an “All Time Beauty Favourites” series and today we’re going with foundations and bb creams for pale or fair.


I’m very pale. Like disturbingly pale. And I have pink undertones which makes me look terrible in anything close to orange toned. It makes it so hard to find a decent foundation but onwards I go anyway!
From left to right:
I Love BB Light, Maybelline Pure Dream BB for oily skin, Maybelline Dream Fresh BB, Illamasqua Rich Liquid 115, Bourjois Healthy Mix 51
All of these I’ve either tried at home or in store and thought “Yep that looks like a good match” but after wearing them consistently for a decent amount of time I fall out of love ;_;
The order is the same as above.
The one that lasted the longest on me was I Love BB Light and that’s because on my face it had a much greyer tone which worked decently when it was thinned out or mixed with the Illamasqua.
So I Love BB was good and the consistency was good and it lasted all day.
I don’t have oily skin but the Maybelline BB for oily skin was the lightest for some reason and the consistency was thin but ok. I don’t know why the non-oily version was so dark considering it was the same shade.
I wanted to love the Illamasqua so hard and it was definitely the closest to my skin tone. But it was really drying so without a heavy duty moisturiser it ended up a bit cake face-y.
The Bourjois looked awesome in store and then so orange at home 🙁
It got to a point where I was frustrated and out of everything and I went through EVERY foundation in Priceline until I found Models Prefer in their lightest shade.
It is crazy light and a neutral tone so it works with my skin well.
The colour is pretty much perfect and it lasts reasonably well through the day with good coverage. The problem is that it has a tendency to rub off on things :/ It ends up on my clothes a lot which is annoying. But it’s still #1 (even though it’s number 6 in the test).
Rubbed in:
Honourable mention is this Innoxa concealer stick which covers blue eye circles extremely well.
It looks crazy orange on my regular skin but over the top of dark circles it rocks.
It also stays on all day and doesn’t crease during the day. This I love.
So the search continues for the holy grail of foundation for pale skin but the Models Prefer foundation is a decent start! What do you other pale girls like? Have you found something which is the ultimate yet?
Hope you found that helpful and see you next time I do an All Time Favourite post!

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