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All right, it's time to dish! All you pale complexioned beauties, what make-up do you use?

I have searched high and low for the perfect make-up and every few years I renew the search... but I'm telling you, no drugstore brand and very few dept. store brands can EVER match my skin tone. Either too yellow or too orange or just plain old too dark.

Right now, I use prescriptives oil-free matte liquid foundation in fresh camellia. It's a great match, and the closest I've ever come. BUT it doesn't stay on. 1/2 way thru the day it's gone. or less. I've been interested in trying minerals... i tried one brand a few years back, but they couldn't match my skin tone and I've been checking out a lot of the mineral websites and everything looks way too orange or yellow for moi. also, i have comb. skin and get a lot of dry patches (especially w/all this bp) so I'm afraid the minerals will cling to the flakey parts.

So, if you've got experience, DISH!

xoxo

gg

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i use bare escentuals in "fair," it's their lightest foundation color.

i also use revlon colorstay in "buff," their second to lightest foundation color.

both of those have been great to me.

i know mac and shiseido make great choices for fair skin in good formulations.

but if you think it's hard to find good choices for fair skin, try being a woman of color! it's almost impossible...

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Revlon Colorstay in the lightest color is only a tad too dark. :lol:

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If you like MMU or are open to trying it I find that most brands run pretty light; they go on lighter than they look in the jar. I normally wear the 2nd lightest shade in most liquid foundations, but in MMU I tend to need a darker shade. Meow Cosmetics' lightest shades are very, very light; almost white with just a hint of whatever tone it is. I am considered fair by most & I need their 3rd darkest color in my skin tone & even that is too pale until it sinks in a bit.

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I've had good results with Everyday Minerals powder foundation in "fair" and "golden fair" - they are butt pale :) I'm 1/2 white and 1/2 asian. Sometimes my skin needs a more white-pale (fair) and sometimes I like a warmer shade (golden fair). I can really go either way though.

For me, even the lightest shade of powder foundation from Bare Minerals/Bare Escentuals/I.D. whatever whatever is too dark and orangey.

I ordered some powder foundation samples from Aromaleigh, but the makeup was so chalky and scratchy it's useless.

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I use Ocean Mist's Porcelain or Bare in the winter and in the summer, Linen or Petal... Depending on how I feel ;)

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I used to use Cover Girl Simply Powder in 505 Ivory and it was the best make up I ever used. I miss it so much.

Now I stick to minerals which don't cover as well but i'm sure they're better for my skin so I stick with them. I use Everyday minerals in Sandy fair.

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im so pale, my nickname used to be "see through" back in middle school :lol: ... I use physicians formula mineral loose powder in the lightest shade and it works perfect!

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Almay clearing blemishes make up line , stays on all day , controls shine and covers very well

From MMU , try AubreyNicole mineral make up , covers redmarks and acne , looks natural and lasts all day. Thats what iam using lately , loving it.

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im so pale, my nickname used to be "see through" back in middle school :lol: ... I use physicians formula mineral loose powder in the lightest shade and it works perfect!

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Whoa, it's weird to see that I'm not the palest person in here. xD

I have had to throw away SO many bottles of cosmetic because their lightest shade was too dark. It'd turn me orange, most of the time, or just pink, and I'd have that "mask" look; you know: no matter how hard you try to blend it in, you still look like you're wearing an orange mask and your neck is uber-starkly pale?

I like CoverGirl TruBlend in their LIGHTEST shade. It's just about pale enough for me. I can't wear Maybelline. Too dark. Same with Neutrogena. And a ton of other brands...not a chance. But TruBlend is light, and supposedly matches 97% of skin tones.

It also claims to be non-comedogenic, but some of their ingredients may be harsh. I'm not sure. I just bought it. xD

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I've been checking out a lot of the mineral websites and everything looks way too orange or yellow for moi. also, i have comb. skin and get a lot of dry patches (especially w/all this bp) so I'm afraid the minerals will cling to the flakey parts.

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I use the lightest MMU and its still too dark for me.

I am very pale, lol.

If you're as pale as me (i.e. basically white) then I think most foundations (that offer high coverage, which I assume you'll need if you have acne) will always be a tad too dark.

Tell me if you manage to find a good pale pale foundation though, lol

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As Siouxcat said, Meow makes an almost white foundation with different undertones.

I think you should be able to finde something there ;)

www.meowcosmetics.com

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Revlon Colorstay in the lightest color is only a tad too dark. :lol:

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im so pale, my nickname used to be "see through" back in middle school :lol: ... I use physicians formula mineral loose powder in the lightest shade and it works perfect!

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HEY EVERYONE, THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR ADVICE! I'LL CONTINUE TO POST IN HERE AS I TRY SOME OF THE MMUs... I'll start w/physicians since it's so readily available and maybe order some BE because they have free samples. here goes!

I use the lightest MMU and its still too dark for me.

I am very pale, lol.

If you're as pale as me (i.e. basically white) then I think most foundations (that offer high coverage, which I assume you'll need if you have acne) will always be a tad too dark.

Tell me if you manage to find a good pale pale foundation though, lol

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^ Thanks for that :D I'll definately check that out... I've been looking at Prescriptives stuff for a while, but never took the plunge to buy it for some reason, lol.

I'm glad I'm not the only Karen Elsen skin-a-like here :D

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The best color match i ever got was with Shiseido, but i have warm toned pale skin. Other brands are always too pink on me. Sounds like you might be the opposite.

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Joey of New York Pure Pores Hide and Heal. In light, or natural, either works and I'm waaaaayy pale. It runs about fifteen bucks.

It's not quite a liquid, thicker and more porous.

It hides anything for me, even after I stupidly picked.... Though blending skills are important.

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I'm extremely pale hehe. But I love it. It was always impossible to find store brands with my color skin, the lightest color would be way off. I guess i'm just THAT pale. Anyways I ordered Everyday Minerals just because it's more natural and better for you. Just to find that not only that, it's actually got shades that match me. :D! For the first time ever, it's great not having to worry about your face changing colors when you go outside (other make up would look good, and i'd go outside and see that my face was 2 different colors and my neck looked super pale in comparison) Anyways I'd suggest like the other women have that you try Everyday Minerals. You can get free samples from their website (and even with a really bad brush and no idea how to apply it, it was a lot better than the other stuff :P) Anyways goodluck :D

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Hi I suggest you to use a light color blush to bring out your skintone more. Try Nars Angelika or Nars Desire. Also, Cargo Catalina is a good choice too. Pink blushes look great on pale skin people like us. If you don't want to overdo it, try it with a MAC brush like the 188 or 187. good luck.

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All right, it's time to dish! All you pale complexioned beauties, what make-up do you use?

I have searched high and low for the perfect make-up and every few years I renew the search... but I'm telling you, no drugstore brand and very few dept. store brands can EVER match my skin tone. Either too yellow or too orange or just plain old too dark.

Right now, I use prescriptives oil-free matte liquid foundation in fresh camellia. It's a great match, and the closest I've ever come. BUT it doesn't stay on. 1/2 way thru the day it's gone. or less. I've been interested in trying minerals... i tried one brand a few years back, but they couldn't match my skin tone and I've been checking out a lot of the mineral websites and everything looks way too orange or yellow for moi. also, i have comb. skin and get a lot of dry patches (especially w/all this bp) so I'm afraid the minerals will cling to the flakey parts.

So, if you've got experience, DISH!

xoxo

gg

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Well, girls, I went into the salon and my facialist actually gave me some Jane Iredale samples to try... i haven't had enuf time to experiment yet, but i tried a little on the inside of my arm and it looked like a match! i'm getting very, very excited... i think i'll get some bare mineral samples too...

anyone know wheere you can get instructions on how to apply the stuff? she told me not to re-dip my brush, but on the pressed powders, i just don't see how that is possible??!!!

thoughts? comments?

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okay, i tried the iredale in IVORY and it looks like a good match, but after the car ride back to work after lunch... it's not covering my break-out scars AT ALL!!! it's a pressed powder... any ideas?

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