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Pale Faces Unite! Need Make-up for Pale Skin!!! Help!

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Try Meow. I got my samples in yesterday, and they are all too light for me (i got #1 and #2... but I guess i'll have to order #3!). i dont have pale skin but i have light-medium skin. meow's foundations are very light.. perfect for pale people. they have a gigantic selection of shades for everyone which is awesome...

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Okay, it's time for the post-back... almost a year later, but better late than never!

First I tried Jane Iredale... didn't cover. Their lightest shade was also waaaaay too orange. I even had several different makeup artists/skin specialists apply it to me. They used the misting spray and all kinds of other tricks. It was simply too orange.

Tried Everyday Minerals. Color was a little better, but not perfect. Also, the second I went outside in the heat, it started running down my face. Terrible. Was difficult to blend.

Ended up with Bare Escentuals in Fair. It's the perfect color. I've gotten compliments on my complexion like crazy. For the first 8 months or so it really helped with break-outs. The only problem is when my skin is really try, the powder clings to my dry skin and looks really flakey and terrible and when it's really really hot out in the summer... any time i start to sweat, it starts to run. especially if i happen to touch my face or bump into something/someone. i talked to their customer service adn they said put the mineral veil on first and see if that helps and buff extra. it helps some, but it's not perfect.

i'm truly convinced minerals are better for your skin, tho... so i'm not going to try any liquid foundations. for now, i'm sticking with my Bare Escentuals.

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I use the revlon colorstay mineral foundation. Its like a powder which I like because I cant stand the feel of liquid foundation all over my face. Underneith I use lancome ivory concealer for some red marks and under my eyes. It's really lovely!

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I use Bare Esentuals in Fair too! It's the only foundation I've ever found that actualy looks like a natural color on me. But you're right about the flaking, i'm on accutane and experiencing that for the first time and it kind of sucks but it's still the best thing I've ever used!

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I use Bare Esentuals in Fair too! It's the only foundation I've ever found that actualy looks like a natural color on me. But you're right about the flaking, i'm on accutane and experiencing that for the first time and it kind of sucks but it's still the best thing I've ever used!

ya, daisy b. i'm soooo frustrated about that part of it. i totally forgot about it over the summer... seems like except spring and fall i'm having problems with it. but the color is PERFECTO! i'm thinking of trying faerie organic or smokey mountain minerals... people are recommending those now. of course, i have a whole unopened fair at home... hmmmm wonder if i can return it? :)

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I have never posted before, but these products that I've found have absolutely saved me so I felt I should share this information with other sufferers. I found the Vichy brand line "Dermablend" Corrective Foundation and Skin Concealer for about three months now and my red mark problems are OVER.

These products are used to cover tattoos, port wine stains, etc. so they have a great deal of "pigment" in them (and by that I do not mean that the products themselves are colorful, but rather that they are like powerful paints that do not show colors below).

The Dermablend line used to be sold to make up artists about twenty years ago, but was bought recently by the French cosmetics company Vichy. The new formulation is much better in terms of color, consistency and usability.

The other great thing about the foundation and concealer is that they are neither oily/greasy nor cakey. Here's how I use them.

The skin on my face is very pale and sensitive and becomes red easily. If I don't want to put on make up yet but still not scare my husband in the morning with red zits or healing marks, I run into the bathroom and use a concealer brush to pat the concealer (in "Light") on any red marks. It doesn't even look like I have anything on.

Later when I do the whole make up thing and try to look "good", I put on Cetaphil SPF 15 moisturizer, then the Corrective Foundation (in "Nude") with a Prescriptives foundation brush and then pat on concealer over any red dot areas that might slightly show through. Then I dust the Dermablend setting powder over everything. (If your body is pale too, you might want to use a lighter shade of Corrective Foundation. "Nude" has some yellow based color to it, which I like because the skin on my body is darker than my face.)

These products saved me. And the weird thing is that right before I found this, I was wearing Camillia by Prescriptives too!

It is sold at some CVS stores, at least in Southern California. If there isn't a CVS near you, maybe you can call the number they give on the tube - it says that the Vichy phone number is 1 (877) 37-VICHY Also, these products are non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic and hypoallergenic and I've found these claims to be true.

I hope this helps someone. It saved me. If you try this stuff and it works for you, tell other people red mark sufferers about it - I seriously feel like it would be wrong to keep this information to myself.

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I use Everyday Minerals. It's a cheap alternative to mega expensive brands like Bare Essentials or whatever that Guthy-Renker brand is and they offer a lot more color choices.

I've been using them for a while (whenever I opt to wear any make-up at all)

They have tons of great shades of us pigment impaired! I'm mostly Irish, so I'm pretty white and I've found that they have the best selection of mineral make-up for my skin type. They also have concealers specifically for us too!

They have several types of foundations:

Original Glo for that dewy look

Semi-Matte for that soft look that helps absorb oil

Matte for shine free looks

and Intensive for "extra coverage" or for us acne prone folk.

Their shades are awesome. They have different categories for each type of skin tone and each category has it's range for pale skin to dark skin.

They have Warm, Golden, Cool, Beige, Buff or Olive. Each of those has it's own set of shades.

For Instance: My skintone is light but it has kind if pinkish and yellowish undertones. This means I opted for Beige (they explain which foundation would suite you based on your exact skin tone)

Their Beige category has various shades in it including: Fairly Light, Light Medium, Light Tan, Medium Beige Neutral, Sandy Fair and Sunkissed Fair. I usually opt for Intensive Fairly Light. I also like to purchase the Fair from the Cool category and use it as kind of a concealer because their intensive fair concealer is actually TOO white for me. You can also opt to mix shades together if you're wanting something else, but I find that it's really not necessary with all of the options they give you. They don't have a "one fair fits all" type attitude like Bare Escentuals does.

They also have good pricing too. A large 6g jar of Bare Escentuals cost $25. You can get the same amount from EM for $12 and I find myself using less for coverage than I did with BE.

IF you want a good foundation for pale skin that won't break you out, go for minerals. I've slept in the stuff and it didn't cause breakouts. Just stay away from creams because they almost ALWAYS look obvious and almost always clog pores. I guess if you can fork out the extra cash for BE and you can find a shade that fits, then go for it, but I prefer Everyday Minerals.

Go to EverydayMinerals.com

I hope that helps!

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i'm noticing a prickly feeling on my skin when i apply the BE in the mornings... it only ever lasts a few minutes, but i've been paying more attention lately. wonder if that's the bismuth?

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I'm very very fair im a red head im meant to be fair! haha I use everyday minerals Ive used everything!!! and when I mean everything I mean EVERYTHING! from mineral to liquid... etc. There makeup is the best imo espically for fair, pale complexions... heres a pic of my makeup to show you how well it looks no orange looking, no too yellow none of that! I use the pressed powder in ivory foundations and use the flat top brush it works perfect!

http://img262.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscf7339vk5.jpg

and its really cheap too!

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BE used to match me perfectly but the bismuth gave me cystic acne.

-sigh- how i miss it.

i use LA MINERALS. it's an online shop with no oils or talc. i'm in the fairest light color.

you get 1 dollar baggie samples before you buy.

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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

that's too funny! i always noticed going outside made me different colors too... i think it's the difference in lighting.

I'm very very fair im a red head im meant to be fair! haha I use everyday minerals Ive used everything!!! and when I mean everything I mean EVERYTHING! from mineral to liquid... etc. There makeup is the best imo espically for fair, pale complexions... heres a pic of my makeup to show you how well it looks no orange looking, no too yellow none of that! I use the pressed powder in ivory foundations and use the flat top brush it works perfect!

http://img262.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dscf7339vk5.jpg

and its really cheap too!

it DOES look good! :) thanks for sharing a pic! i had trouble with it turning to liquid foundation on my face when it was really hot tho...have you had that problem?

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you've used everyday minerals before and it turned to liquid? or did you use another mineral foundation... I think I know what your talking about like from your skin sweating and being oily from it being hot... I recommend a primer like smashbox before applying your makeup or this powder primer by makeup forever here ill send you links of both products... expensive but worth it :)

heres the microfinish powder http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id...tegoryId=C13402 I apply with a kabuki brush all over my face before I apply my everyday minerals

heres the smash box primer

http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id...categoryId=3990

same thing with the powder up top... if I were to use this just apply before foundation and you'll be good to go!

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I know I posted in this thread already, but that was a long time ago so I thought I'd update.

I'm still extremely ghostly pale. Probably even a lot more pale since the last time I posted in this thread. The only things that work for my pale skin are the following-

Maybelline Pure Foundation (in the lightest shade, I forget what it's called.)

Physician's Formula Mineral Wear Loose Powder (lightest shade again.)

Now, these foundations don't match my face absolutely perfectly, but I blend well and things look just fine. No foundation has ever matched my face perfectly unfortunately and I've tried both drugstore and high end brands.

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you've used everyday minerals before and it turned to liquid? or did you use another mineral foundation... I think I know what your talking about like from your skin sweating and being oily from it being hot... I recommend a primer like smashbox before applying your makeup or this powder primer by makeup forever here ill send you links of both products... expensive but worth it :)

Hey Ohtokyovogue, yes, i've used everyday minerals before... no primer tho. actually, i don't use the BE primer either... (skin revver-upper) i can't. it makes me itch like CRAZY. i wonder if that's why it slides off my face in the heat? hmmmm... i have a couple friends who wear BE and don't have the problem, but their skin is like crystal clear so i don't think they have anything to even cover!!!

so frustrating. i wish this stuff wouldn't slide off my face. every brand i've tried did that! i called the BE store and they said buff buff buff. even try putting mineral veil on UNDER ur foundation... did that. still didn't work. dammit!

and whenever i wear sunglasses there are 2 spots on my nose that get all liquidy!!! so weird. i feel like i'm doing something wrong...

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I have very pale white porcelain skin and I have been using Faerie Organic New Celebrity Airbrush Mineral Makeup in FAIR. It has great color, coverage and stays on all day and is light weight. You can order a sample size for free and just have to pay for shipping if you want to try it out. It is perfect for those with fair skin that may need some good coverage that is not heavy.

www.faerieorganic.com/

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I always used Revlon Colorstay in Ivory, which was never even close to a match, but I'd set it with too-light powder and it would help some. Recently I found L'Oréal Infalliable 16Hr foundation in Soft Ivory. It is hardly noticeable! Set with power I cannot tell it's foundation, it has the best consistency. The coverage is not as full as Colorstay, but I've cleared due to diet change so it's a good match. Happy Holidays!

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If you want a non-mineral make up rec and since you said your skin was dry and flaky, I will have to say Almay's Line Smoothing cream foundation in their lightest color in Ivory. Now I think Almay and Revlon might be the same company so if Buff works for you in colorstay it might be the same in Almay, and ivory is lighter if you need. The line smoothing is very natural looking with buildeable coverage as I have noticed, and it has ingredients such as green and white tea, cucumber, aloe, grape seed extract, ginko and ginseng, caffeine, algae extract, riboflavin (geez is it a multivitamin?). And when its brand new, if feels kinda 'wet' going on and then smoothes out...very calming. The thought of putting that powdery, dry, sutty mineral makeup on just makes my skin itch.

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I have found that the lightest shades of Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse are perfect for my skin color; I use Porcelain fair; it is for neutral/rose undertones rather than golden undertones (but they have that, too), so it looks more like my skin color and I don't look orange.

As for your foundation wearing off, try setting it in a loose powder. There's some brand at Wal-Mart with a name like "Organic Wear"; it's what I use (terrible representation, right?); it's cheap and beautiful on top of my foundation.

I saw someone recommend Covergirl's TruBlend makeup in the thread; while I haven't tried their liquids or creams (if they have them), I do have to say that I tried the loose mineral powder and DID NOT LIKE IT. I bought the lightest shade I could find (405), and it went on NOTHING like how it appeared: Orange, fake, and ugly. Their "powder puff" isn't that effective, either.

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So did some r&d and friends who use BE who DON'T have my caking up/clumping up issues don't use as much as i do. they barely put any on at all. my fair skin still has some scarring. so i need to cover those. how do i cover those areas and not have it clump up? it doesn' blend in well enough. when i get hot, it's like it turns to liquid underneath the makeup. but the color is peeeeeeeeeeeeerfecto. and it's totally fine in winter.

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Hah, I love this post!

Maybelline's Dream Matte Mousse has a light zero called "light ivory" it's the lightest color I've ever seen! :)

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I'm pretty fair, especially in the winter months. I've found that the Revlon ColorStay in the lightest shade isn't quite right, but lasts all day... and still lasts all day if I mix it with a bit of CoverGirl TruBlend in the lightest neutral shade.

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I LOVE pale skin, and I use Faeire Organics in Fairly Light. The color is boderline for me--if I put on too much, I look orange, but otherwise it's a really nice color.

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