I’m not saying that my word is rule, I’m just telling you what my top two foundations are for pale to fair skin and one product that isn’t so brilliant. I’ve had quite a bit of trouble finding foundations that give me good coverage and actually look natural. Some of the foundation I’ve bought have either been too dark so I look orange, too light so I look like a corpse or they just don’t give me enough coverage. My last two foundations have been brilliant so I’m gonna give a quick review of each.
L’Oreal True Match Compact Foundation:
As you can see this has been well used. I don’t know the price of this as I got given it. I tried looking it up but they seemed to have discontinued it which is a real shame. I had never tried a L’Oreal foundation before this one and I am very glad I did. It has a little sponge that comes with it that sits on the other side of the compact which is rather useful. It is rather easy to blend in and gives a decent coverage. The colour I have is N1 Soft Ivory which matches my skin tone really well because I’m not a huge fan of the caked on look. The one thing I would say that is bad about this foundation is that if I have patches of dry skin then it sometimes draws attention to them so I would advise putting on a moisturiser or primer before this. They do a liquid True Match range now so once my compact and my other liquid foundation run out I may have to purchase this foundation
Collection 2000 Match Foundation –
This foundation is the one I use the most out of the two. The shade that I have is Ivory 1 and like the L’Oreal foundation it matches my skin tone extremely well. I had bought quite a few Collection 2000 products before because they are quite cheap but they are often quite good. This foundation is only £3.99 in Boots and it’s a little gem. Like I said the coverage is really good and you don’t need need a lot of product to cover your whole face. I do like the packaging of this because it looks more expensive than it is. A lot of high street and high end brands have these colour match type foundations but I can guarantee you can’t buy them for less than a fiver!
And now for one product that I really do regret buying. I know it says my two favourites but I felt like I needed to mention this product. This product is Collection 2000 Perfect Finish foundation.
I read reviews on it and people were raving about it and saying it was really good and they loved so I thought I would try it out. I bought it in Vanilla which I thought would be light enough and it wasn’t, it made me look really orange. Although it blended decently it still felt a bit cakey on my skin. With the other two it doesn’t feel like I had foundation on but with this one it felt like a mask. The packaging was ok but it did feel a bit cheap. Once I had applied it and blended it any imperfection I had or slight amount of dry skin I had was drawn attention to.
Now I’m not saying that you should stay away from Collection 2000 Perfect Finish or go out and buy Collection 2000 Colour Match. I’m just giving you a quick review on the two foundations that I find work for my skin so hopefully this will give you pale or fair skinned girls some ideas 🙂
As a rather poor student I can’t really afford really expensive make-up. The solution to this? E.l.f (eyes, lips and face) cosmetics. You can only get these online but they may be cheap but they are products that actually work. Also another good point about this company is that they are cruelty-free which is always nice to hear.
*Straight from the peeps at e.l.f:
“We do NOT test on animals or endorse such practices. Our products do not contain animal derived ingredients. Beeswax has been replaced by synthetic beeswax and lanolin has been replaced by Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladinpale-2. We currently support HSUS and are partners with PETA in the Caring Consumer Project. Please see our philosophy page for further explanation on our company.”
The company was originally launched in New York in 2004 by Scott-Vincent Borba with the intent on bringing products at affordable prices to their customers. Why are the prices so low I hear you say? They source the best ingredients at competitive prices and vy using the internet to market their products instead of using the higher-priced advertising media the folks at e.l.f are able to pass these savings onto their customers.
Here are just a few of my favourite e.l.f products:
Lip Stain in ‘Fashionista’
Brightening Eye Liner
Professional Shine Eraser
Nail Polish in ‘Fuchsia’
Shimmering Facial Whip
Flawless Eyeshadow in ‘Beautiful browns’
Total Face Brush
So if you’re a student and you want inexpensive and good makeup go to the website and take a look!
Nowadays girls want to look older than they are. To be honest I don’t see why. Courtney Stodden is a prime example. She hit the headlines when the then 16-year-old marries 51-year-old Doug Hutchinson who is an actor. Even though it technically illegal her mother gave her consent for the two to be married. Who would want their 16-year-old to be married to someone who is 35 years older than her? That’s just creepy. So many young teenage girls these days are pressured into looking older than they are. One of the things to blame is the teen celebs that look a lot older than they are because of the way they dress, Kylie and Kendall Jenner for example.
If you get a fake tan most people assume you look healthy. However, the fake tan look maybe soon becoming less and less popular. Pale is the new tan. I myself am rather pale so i have never seen the appeal of constantly wearing fake tan. I don’t see why tanning is more popular than not tanning and embracing your natural skin colour. Many women would rather look like they have doused themselves in cresote or look like an oompa loompa than have normal coloured skin. The process of having a tan admittedly has been ruined by celebrites.
Red lipstick is like the stiletto heel of the make up. Every woman owns at least one tube of red lipstick in her make up bad. Red lipstick is like glamour in a tube. There’s just something about red lipstick that can make a woman feel sexy and classy at the same time. It has yet to go out of style. Celebrities such as Gwen Stefani and Christina Aguilera are known for their wearing of red lipstick. Women started wearing red lipstick more in the 1920’s with the flapper girls. In the 1930’s and 40’s red lipstick was more associated with the idea of adult sexuality and prostitution. It wasn’t until the 1950’s when the arrival of actresses Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor that red lipstick became sexy again. The one thing that is so appealing about red lipstick is that it so easy to wear and anyone can pull it off. The trick is to know what colours suit your hair and skin colour