Friday, 9 March 2012

Foundation for Pale Skin SWATCHES

Hello lovelies :]]

A while ago I did a blog post on different foundations that I've tried. 
I didn't do any swatches, but decided this morning that before I throw some of the darker colours away I should do some quickly!

Here are the foundations that I own at the moment:
 From left to right: 
Maybelline Dreamy Creamy - Light Porcelain (4)
Natural Collection Colour  - Porcelain
Maybelline Pure Liquid Mineral - Porcelain (008)
Maybelline Pure Liquid Mineral - Ivory (010) 
Max Factor Lasting Performance - Natural Beige (106) (tester, so did not chose colour)
Bourgjois Healthy Mix - Vanille Clair - (51)
Gosh X-Ceptional Wear - Porcelain (11)
Revlon Colorstay - Ivory 110

Here are the swatches on my arm in the same order as above:

 [With flash]

 [Without flash]

 [Close ups]

Ok, so you can see from the swatches that some brands 
*cough* yes, maybelline I do mean you *cough*
 don't know what Ivory or Porcelain are!
I went for about half a year at least LOVING Bourjois, 
but I just tried it today and it made me look orange! How is that even possible!?!?! :P

And then I loved Revlon Colorstay for ages, and it is the PERFECT colour...BUT it doesn't last on my skin. :( It melted by my nose (where my face is oiliest) :(( It is super sad cos I did love it.

Then I got Gosh X-Ceptional on a whim, and even though it isn't quite pale enough;
 it doesn't matter. It lasts and looks nice and natural :D

Do any of you struggle to find the perfect shade of foundation?
Do any of you lovely pale girls have a (cheap) foundation I should try?



  1. This is such a great post, I don't even have the palest skin and I still struggle with finding the right shades! Loving your blog and now following :) xxx

  2. thanks so much for doing this post! I have pale skin and struggle so much ;L xx

  3. Thank you!!
    I've also just started using L'Oreal Infallible in Porcelain and its beautiful and pale! I mix it with Gosh X-Ceptional Wear in Porcelain and it works so well!
    Blog post on that soon ;)

  4. great review :)
    I love that you give all those details!

  5. i love revlon cs =)

  6. ahh i loved reading this post! I love L'Oreal true match for my zombie like skin, it applies really lovely but it needs a powder to make it last :)xo

  7. Thank you lovelies!
    I have recently been wearing a couple of different foundations! Maybe I'll have to do another blog post about them ;)

  8. I don't have pale skin, (I have pale brown skin), but I face the same problems! Finding the right foundation is so difficult, the colours are either too light or too dark, and it looks so uneven! I've learnt a few useful tips from this post - thanks! I recently stumbled across your blog and I LOVE it! I love the layout to the content and everything in between! Your blog is simply the epitome of perfection! I am your newest, most avid follower, I look forward to reading your future posts. I would love it if you could perhaps follow me back too? Have a lovely day!

    Love from, MISSIFFA

  9. Thanks for this it's great. I have really pale skin and do struggle to find a foundation, I look orange so easily! XxxX