Hallooooo! If you have truly pale skin (and no, I don’t mean the drug store’s orangey-beige version of “Ivory”), you have probably done countless online searches trying to come up with foundation, concealer, and powder options, both high end and drug store. Drug store options seem to be the most impossible, but after loads of searching, I’ve found a few options. Actually, my entire face today is drugstore, and I’ll post a list of what I’m wearing below!
For reference, in MAC terms, I would be around an N10, shade wise. I usually settle for NW10 since I lean more cool, but honestly I would prefer a perfectly neutral base. Studio Fix Fluid in NW10 works fine for me. Cover FX does have an N10 shade that is fairly perfect for me, but both these lines are pretty pricey and I wanted another option!
What I have on today is Rimmel Match Perfection in 010 Light Porcelain. Unfortunately, if you’re in the United Stares, you’ll have to order this shade online, as it’s only available in the UK. American Match Perfection starts at an ivory shade that is rather dark and super pink! The Light Porcelain is beautifully neutral. This is a sheer to medium buildable foundation with a satin finish. This shade is also available in the UK in a few other formulas such as Lasting Finish, which is a heavier coverage, but sadly breaks me out. I have no issues with this one. I got this on Amazon for around $10 USD.
The concealer I’ve used today is a new one to me and I’m praying it won’t break me out, because it looks pretty nice! This is NYX Gotcha Covered in Ivory. I saw a Youtuber say this was “really light” and had to try it for $6 USD. It’s a full coverage cream concealer in a tube. What a I like about this for under eyes is it has a bit of a peachy-salmon tone, great for correcting dark circles! I’ve yet to determine if this creases or causes breakouts, so watch this space. I set this with powder immediately today and it looked bomb. Which brings me to…
Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Pressed Powder in Translucent 100! This is a wonderful, finely milled pressed powder that mattifies oil and sets foundation like nobodies business. Don’t let the white color fool you – this is basically invisible on the skin, at least if you’re fair like me! It has a nice sponge and a mirror so it’s good on the go. Don’t want to shell out for MAC Blot? Don’t have to! This product is around $6 at the drug store.
Here’s my finished look. You like?
I also have on Wet N Wild’s Comfort Zone palette and I used Rimmel’s “Tower of Mauve” lipstick on the lips and as a cream blush!
Do you have any drug store favorites?
So hard for me to find proper foundation shades. They all seem to have blue of pink tones, but my undertones are actually yellow!
You may actually like Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation! Their lightest shade (porcelain I think?) is really quite yellow, and quite light. I was stunned that the Dewy +Smooth “porcelain” was way darker 😦
I can never figure out how to match a drugstore foundation to my skin. I am not sure my MAC even looks right anymore.