What is the absolute palest foundation and concealer available?

I am currently using Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet in 15, but it is still a shade too dark for me. I even tried MUFE's full cover concealer in 1 and that is at least 2 shades too dark for me. I have transparent skin with pink/blue undertones. Ideally I am after an oil-free foundation as I have combo/oily skin, and a sheer to medium coverage. 

 

In MAC terms I think I am a NW05? Also I know for a fact that Nars Siberia is way too yellow for me.


but yeah, I am just super pale and any bit of redness from acne is annoyingly prominent, so suggestions of concealers would be best, but either way I would appreciate any help I can get!

 

Here is a picture of me for reference.

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Thank you for your help!

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Check out Face Atelier.  They have a foundation that is pure white so you can add it to any foundation you already own to make it lighter.  I don't use it, but my albino friend uses it... so you can't get much whiter than that!

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Maybe KVD light 42? It was actually too light for me, and I usually just get the lightest shade in foundation. (But I can't bring myself to return it since it's hardly ever in stock and so many people love it and I might one day find a trade for it.) Chantilly in Nars Creamy Radiant might be a contender for concealer. 

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I'm a NC05/10. I have a crazy hard time finding foundation, as the vast majority are too dark or yellow for me... so I've resorted to BB creams since at least if they're slightly too dark, I can blend it. I currently use GA Luminessence CC cream in 01. It's sliiiightly too dark, but it works fine once blended. 

 

The palest I've tried is actually slightly too pale for me (which is a feat, I tell you). It's the MJ Genius Gel Foundation in 10. The only thing is that I have dry skin, and it wasn't great for me, texture-wise. 

 

You could also pick up the Illamasqua white base and mix it with your foundations. 

 

 

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I have a similar skintone and cannot find a NARS foundation that works for me. Siberia is too yellow and Mont Blanc is too dark. I do, however, love their tinted moisturizer in Terre Nueve. It's not the perfect match, but it's sheer enough that I can get away with it.

 

I've only found 2 great matches and they are:

-Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation in Alabaster

-Jane Iredale Mineral Powder (Loose or Pressed) in Ivory

 

Jane Iredale isn't sold at Sephora, but Nordstrom has it with free shipping and returns. I've found it to be the perfect light and glowy coverage for every day.

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Nars Sheer glow Siberia/Mont blanc and creamy concealer Chantilly is pretty light, I hope they are light enough for you!

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Thank you for this thread. I also have The Pale (with pink undertones).  I'm taking copious notes.  I always have problems with foundations looking too yellow on me.

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Koh Gen Do Maifanshi Moisture Foundation #001. The Palest.

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Agreed! This foundation is one of the palest foundation I've found! :smileyhappy: Only downside is that the tube only contains 0.71 oz which is lesser than an average foundation.

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Thanks for all your suggestions! Will definitely have a look at them all.

 

I was wondering if anyone had experience with cover fx, their concealer looks ghostly white! 

 

Thanks again though! :smileyhappy:

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I have found that the Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation is shade 2 is really really pale.  I have pink undertones and am extremely pale and this foundation matches me perfectly and it covers up my redness on my nose, cheeks, and chin wonderfully.  I have yet to find a concealer pale enough so I can not help there.

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Yeah I've tried the Skin Base Foundation in shade 2 and it is like exactly the same shade as MUFE 15, so it was just a bit too dark. 

 

Thanks though. :smileyhappy:

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You could mix shade 1 with it then.  Just a thought.

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THIS!!  I'm absolutely in LOVE with Illamasqua Skin Base.  For reference, I am too pale for Chanel, Dior, Guerlain, Estee Lauder, or Lancome.  Illamasqua also makes a pure white Skin Base foundation which is absolutely wonderful as a color corrector if you've found a GREAT foundation that's too dark - just mix in a few drops of the white foundation and voila!  Pale match!

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I'm in touch.  If someone made a shade called bluer-than-death-pale, I'd buy it.  Instead, I use DiorSkin Nude in Ivory 010.  It's the only thing I've found that doesn't look yellow or oxidize on me. 

 

You're beautiful!!!  Wish I had that red hair to go with my white skin!

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I feel your pain!

 

My loves:

 

  • Bobbi Brown- Alabaster (go straight to Bobbi Brown first- there's more of a chance of things matching!)
  • NARS- Mount Blanc (and Siberia covers those with yellow undertones- I was very surprised at loving NARS foundation- but still doesn't hold a candle to my beloved BB that I have three different formulas in!)

Bobbi Brown is my true color match- there are so many different formulas that you're almost guaranteed to find one that you love.

 

Do not even try:

  • Dior Airflash- they're all too dark
  • Benefit- all too dark
  • Clinique- I couldn't find one light enough
  • MUFE- I had a lot of problems with oxidation, pulling it too dark

Awesome light concealers:

  • Lancome- in Ivoire
  • NARS Creamy Concealer- Chantilly (my current love)
  • Benefit Boi-ing in #1 (I can wear this as a foundation it's a great match- better for winter on my skin)

ETA: Just re-read your post and saw you've tried Siberia.  Try Mount Blanc in terms of undertones in the Sheer Glow.

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I second everyone's Lancome recommendation, but I wanted to mention that Sephora carries limited shades.  The one I wear -- Ivoire 1N, the lighest shade in the Teint Miracle formula -- isn't on offer from Sephora, so I buy it from Lancome (either a department store counter or their website).  It looks like we have a similar complexion -- scarily pale redhead ;-) -- so it may work for you.

 

I've also had good luck with the Tarte 12-Hour BB Tinted Treatment Primer in Fair.  I know it's a BB cream, but the color is basically off-white and it definitely counts as sheer-to-medium coverage.  It's probably the most accurate shade match I've had and it performs quite well on combo skin.

 

Now, for shades I've not actually purchased but have heard great things about and keep playing with in store, I keep coming back to Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation in Alabaster.  Definitely see if you can check it out in store because BB runs a little yellow, but it's the palest foundation I've ever seen.  I just can't justify the price tag yet when the Lancome Teint Miracle is working so well for me.

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Hi jumpinjenna, it can be hard to find a good match for very pale skin!  Here are some recommendations on the lightest colors of oil-free makeup.  :smileyhappy: -Laura

 

Even Better Makeup SPF 15-  Alabaster or Linen

 

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Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free- Vanilla

 

Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free.jpghttp://bit.ly/T0REqG

 

Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free- Alabaster Tint or Extra Light Tint

 

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http://bit.ly/Xk1elb

 

Lancome TEINT MIRACLE- Ivoire 2C

 

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http://bit.ly/11LrYDA

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As a point of reference, I wear Bobbi Brown Alabaster and couldn't find Clinique light enough for me!

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Hello, fellow Ginger!  I've had the same exact trouble for years, and I've found Lancôme has a really great shade range in all of their formulas.  It's the only brand ill wear now because I don't have to blend down onto my neck anymore!

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