We’re so grateful that different brands have more shades than ever, especially after Rihanna started a whole impetus towards more inclusive selection of foundation shades. While that is a huge relief for many makeup lovers, it doesn’t fully take away the difficulty in finding your right shade, no matter what skin tone you have.
Without deeming other skin types irrelevant, we’d like to focus on the lightest end of the color spectrum in this article (stay tuned for the others!). Light skinned gals sometimes have difficulty in finding the right shade for them, especially when choosing the correct undertone proves to be such a difficult task. If you’re one of those gals, we got you covered with some of the best luxury options of foundations for really light skin tones.
We’ve starting with the pioneer of inclusive makeup lines—Fenty Beauty. With a lot of shade options, you can definitely find what can match you, even when you think you are too pale for foundations. Even Krystal Robertson, a person with albinism, found her match on the collection when she wore the 2nd lightest shade of the foundation (110)!
Definitely a great option for super light skinned people, the Born This Way Foundation by Too Faced doesn’t skimp on hydration. It gives a medium coverage, but it’s so easy to build up for a full coverage. Some of the best shades for pale gals are Snow (rosy undertone), Swan (neutral undertone), and Ivory (golden undertone).
Kjaer Weis Cream Foundation ($141.50)
If you’re looking for the right balance between not being too pink or too yellow, Kjaer Weis should be your go to brand for foundation. Their Cream foundation can match your light skin tone with their Lightness, Silken, and Like Porcelain shades.
If you don’t want that full-coverage look that may seem too unnatural, Nars gives you a natural-looking finish with its Sheer Glow Foundation. Not only does it caters to the pale skin population, but it makes sure the luminous glow is part of your makeup equation.
Huda Kattan hit the mark when her beauty brand released the #FauxFilter Foundation. The pigment on this foundation is perfect to cover any skin imperfection, and it offers a wide range of shades that your pale tone could choose from. It dries to a dewy finish and moisturizes dry skin amazingly.
If you have that pristine skin tone like a porcelain doll’s M.A.C. Cosmetics can match that through its Studio Face and Body Foundation. Whether you prefer a shade with a touch of peach (N1) or a touch of yellow (C1), you’ll get the beautiful sheer coverage of this foundation that wouldn’t erase the natural glow and beauty of your skin.
For those who are always on their feet, Bobbi Brown ensures that a lighter shade of foundation can be enjoyed by light skinned ladies. It covers blemishes instantly and blends beautifully for a beautiful finish. You may choose Porcelain 01 if you want something with a neutral undertone, or Alabaster 001 if you need a shade with a pink undertone.
Tom Ford is such a great luxury brand for fair-skinned people because of their great shade options. The Waterproof Foundation Concealer is a perfect example of that, this its velvet high coverage with a waterproof feature.
You need not to be so limited with your foundation choices, even when you have such a fair skin. Just remember to avoid hiding your freckles—pick a foundation that wouldn’t cover them completely, or put on foundation only on other areas without them. Let them shine together with your beautiful skin tone for a naturally gorgeous look!
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