My previous blog post ‘Top ten beauty products for really sensitive skin‘ looked at top cleansers, toners and moisturisers to battle really sensitive skin, next step make up. I am so pale it’s ridiculous and its neigh on impossible to find a foundation that actually matches my skin tone. I always use a soothing or anti-red moisturiser first.
1. Dr Hauschka Translucent Make-up (£20) – colour 00 that’s how pale I am! This is an incredibly light foundation but makes your skin glow and look great. Comes in a range of different shades all beautifully titled.
2. Vichy Aerateint pure – my second fave, is thicker than the Dr Hauschka, very gentle on the skin and covers very well, like really well, i feel a bit like i’ve been photoshopped wearing this one. It’s very moisturising as well, so with this one you might not need both.
3. Vichy Derma Blend (£16) – a smooth liquid foundation with good coverage. It’s actually a camouflaging foundation, which would explain it. Opal shade is also great for very pale skin and it’s very hard to find shades that match my skin tone!
4. La Roche-Posay Hydreane BB Creme (£15) – this is good if you are looking for very light coverage. I have it on my list as i can actually use it without it causing ‘fat red face’ but it only has two shares, which i know most BB creams do, but its not as close a match as the Dr Hauschka or Vichy ones.
5. La Roche-Posay Rosaliac CC Creme (£19.50) – i’m going to be honest with you i’ve got no idea what the difference between and BB and CC creme is. As it’s anti redness you do only need a tiny bit as it’s quite thick. I’m recommending as it provides a good coverage but it comes in one colour and whilst its meant to adapt to your skin tone, it’s not magic, so will suit some people very well and others not as much.
6. Dr Hauska Rouge Powder (£20.50) – I’m rocking out number two at the moment, whatever colour that is. Very subtle rouge, which is ideal for a pale skin tone.
7. Caudalie Teint Divin Mineral Bronzin Powder (£20) – bronzing powder for the summer, so not used very often! But it smells great and lovely shimmering colour that’s not too over the top.
8. Benefit Highbeam (£19.50) – probably quite unnecessary but love this product, use it to blend in blusher and highlight cheek bones as they need quite a lot of encouragement.
9. Benefit Fake up concealer (£18.50) – solid concealer, and has lasted me a good while, which is important when it costs nearly 20 quid.
10. I’ve got a bit carried away with foundations so the eye section will have to be another blog post…