10 Hot Beauty: The 10 Best Foundations For Pale Skin

03 April 2014 by


Dainty Doll by Nicola Roberts Liquid Foundation in Very Light, £22

Girls Aloud star, Nicola Roberts, is well known for her signature porcelain skin and fiery red hair, so creating her [a target="_blank" href="http://daintydoll.com/products/face/light/">Dainty Doll makeup range[/a] with fellow pale-skinned ladies in mind was really a no-brainer. Dainty Doll Liquid Foundation provides gorgeous, long-lasting coverage to perfectly match your skin tone.

Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick in Alabaster, £29

This easy-to-apply [a target="_blank" href="http://www.bobbibrown.co.uk/cms/collection/skin_foundation_stick.tmpl?cm_re=Gnav-_-WhatsNew-_-FoundationStick?77tadunit=08566737&77tadvert=32986299514&77tkeyword=bobbi%20brown%20foundation%20stick&77tentrytype=s&77tentry=FoundationStick_Promo&cm_mmc=google-_-search-_-brand-_-bobbi%20brown%20foundation%20stick&gclid=CMWLtvq8xL0CFYWWtAod6kAAPA">foundation stick[/a] works to correct skin tone and pigmentation to produce natural-looking skin. Use all over or simply where needed.

Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation in Beige Pastel, £33

A staple beauty product of English rose, Anne Hathaway, Chanel [a target="_blank" href="http://www.boots.com/en/CHANEL-VITALUMIERE-AQUA-Ultra-Light-Skin-Perfecting-Makeup-Instant-Natural-Radiance-SPF-15_1160210/">Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation[/a] oozes A-list allure. Comprising a soft, lightweight formula, this foundation creates a natural, flawless look without feeling heavy on the skin.

Dior Capture Totale Serum Foundation in Ivory, £62

From the red carpet, straight into your makeup bag, this [a target="_blank" href="http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_123172000099_-1">foundation[/a] is a firm favourite of dark-haired, fair-skinned beauty, Dita Von Teese. Designed to draw out the skin’s radiance from within, you’ll be left with a healthy, glowing complexion all day long. Need we say more?  

Estee Lauder Invisible Powder Makeup in Ivory Nude, £29

If you prefer a powder-based rather than a liquid foundation, Estee Lauder [a target="_blank" href="http://www.esteelauder.co.uk/product/644/26098/Product-Catalog/Makeup/Face/Powders/Invisible/Powder-Makeup/index.tmpl">Invisible Powder Makeup[/a] will be right up your street. Oil-free and invisibly buildable to avoid looking powdery and cakey, you will achieve an airbrushed, velvety finish in seconds.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation, £9.99

If you suffer from dry skin, this is the foundation for you. The [a target="_blank" href="http://www.boots.com/en/Bourjois-Healthy-Mix-foundation_1313681/">ultra-hydrating formula[/a] will give you luminous, fresh skin in an instant. We love it.

Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Foundation in 02, £39

It’s got Jennifer Lawrence’s stamp of approval, and it’s got ours too. Giorgio Armani [a target="_blank" href="http://www.selfridges.com/en/Beauty/Brand-rooms/Brands/GIORGIO-ARMANI/Make-up/Face/Foundation/Maestro-Fusion-foundation_317-77011643-MAESTROFOUNDATION/">Maestro Fusion Foundation[/a] adapts to the textures and tones of your skin, providing professional, tailor-made coverage application upon application. Good choice, J-Law.

Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation in 115, £30

If you’re after maximum coverage without looking cakey then turn to [a target="_blank" href="http://www.illamasqua.com/shop/products/face-and-body/foundations/rf-100-rich-liquid-foundation">Illamasqua Rich Liquid Foundation[/a]. Buildable, long-lasting and designed to conceal imperfections, this is one foundation that’s got it all.

Max Factor Face Finity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation, £11.99

Sometimes applying primer and concealer before your foundation can be time-consuming, especially if you’re in a hurry. Luckily, Max Factor have developed a solution in the form of their [a target="_blank" href="https://maxfactor.co.uk/make-up-products/face/foundation/max-factor-all-day-flawless-3-in-1-foundation">Face Finity All Day Flawless Foundation[/a]. Comprising a primer, concealer and foundation in one, you can achieve the perfect finish in record time. Ready, get set, go.

Shiseido Radiant Lifting Foundation in Natural Light Ivory, £39

An anti-ageing product and foundation in one, Shiseido’s [a target="_blank" href="http://www.johnlewis.com/shiseido-radiant-lifting-foundation-spf17/p368284">Radiant Lifting Foundation[/a] will keep you looking youthful and glowing. Bye bye wrinkles.

With talk of sun-kissed tans and golden complexions looming in the SS14 beauty horizon, the Grazia beauty team have decided to break the boundaries by paying some TLA (Tender Loving Attention) to all you fairer, porcelain-skinned ladies - you didn’t really think we’d leave you out, did you? We know that finding the right foundation in a shade light enough to match your skin tone can prove tricky, so we’ve done our research and put together the ten best foundations that work wonders for pale skin. Whether you’re a brunette, blonde or a redhead, pick up one of these foundations and embrace your paleness.  Because let’s face it, sporting a tell-tale foundation line in a tango hue is never a good look.

By Sheeva Fallahi and Tor Cardona


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