When I look in the mirror, I don't think I look THAT pale, but I've had a near-impossible time finding a foundation (or concealer, or powder) that isn't at least a little dark on me. I've learned to put up with not matching and usually just don't wear anything, but damnit, does anybody make shades for very pale people? It's frustrating when a brand's lightest shade bills itself as "porcelain" or "ivory," yet is two or three shades too dark for me. When I've worked with MUAs, they've tended to "solve" my paleness problem by putting bronzer on me, which I don't especially care for. I did try Becca's lightest shade, which was pale enough but too pink - I've noticed that a lot of companies' lightest shades tend to have a noticeably cool tone to them, and I'm fairly neutral. Recommendations?
Sherita Leslie wrote: Try Dan Reads Silver Screen Series in Soft Ivory 1 it works wonders on fair skin. It usally matches perfectly and it's made film and print work. www.danreadscosmetics.com
Dan Read Cosmetics now actually has a new foundation as well. If the Soft Ivory 1 is still a little too dark, try the new "Fairest" foundation. Personally, I love all his products and I think you may have a good shot finding your match.
I use the loreal warm in 3 because I have the same issues. But I only use it when I need flawless looking skin because if I use it daily my skin rebels, plus by the end of the day I'm one big grease ball. I have tried tons of different makeups. In indoor light they look too pale and chalky then I go outside and my face looks purple in comparison to my neck or chest. It's sick and I have finally given up.
I used to use the same MAC foundations. Going through the last of the last.
If your skin really is that light, I would suggest Vapour's Atmosphere Soft Focus foundation in 100. It's for the fairest skin that burns easily. If you have a slight pink undertone then I'd say go with 110.
MAC nc15 but I can't say it is my favorite, lots of people here in Singapore complain of breakouts - this mainly due to humidity and using this everyday for performances. For a one-off photography, seems to work well.