Fair skinned girls, I need your help!
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Fair skinned ladies, I need your help! 

 

I'm still on the hunt for my HG foundation, and thought I'd succeeded with Clarins' Everlasting Foundation (which I got at Shoppers Drug Mart [I'm from Canada, and 4 hours away from a Sephora]). After testing nearly every single light colour in the brands Shoppers carried (Lancome, Guerlain, Clinique, Estee Lauder, Bourjois), Clarins Everlasting in 105 Nude is the PERFECT colour match for my very fair skin with neutral undertones (even possibly a white/yellow undertone)... Everything else had waaaaay too much pink (I checked every single colour in outdoor natural lighting before commiting to the purchase).... Anyways, I thought I would be set with this foundation, being that it is full coverage, for all skin types, and matte. Today, I finally tracked down the ingredients list... to find out there's alcohol in it. I've made it my mission to stay away from alcohol after a terrible experience with Clinique skincare which has caused me a year long battle with trying to restore my face... and it's still nowhere near where I'd like it to be... I don't believe in using alcohol on my face, it is a cheap remedy for acne/problem skin and as soon as it is no longer applied, the acne returns... I've already noticed my face feels even dryer than normal and is itchy after using it for 3 days... 

 

If any of you can recommend me a foundation that matches that colour and is suitable for dry skin, please let me know! I would prefer a full coverage foundation until my skin improves. I *think* I've finally conquered the acne problem thanks to Boscia and my Clarisonic, but I still have a lot of redness and scarring that I am really self-conscious about and would like to cover up.

 

I'm planning a trip south within the next week or two, and will be near a Sephora. If you guys can even just recommend some products and shades, I'll swatch them on my hand/arm and do the outdoor test, then go back in to purchase... I'd really appreciate any tips Smiley Happy

 

Thanks so, so much! 

 

- Alley

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I'd not recommend Nar's 'Finland' for pale girls. It's more suitable for NC15-20 skintones. I am VERY pale, probably NC 05-10 and I have tried almost every brand out there and a lot of the lightest shades do not work on me.

Here are my recs for extremely fair skin (like Christina Hendricks)

YSl LE TEINT TOUCHE ÉCLAT Illuminating Foundation (sheer-medium coverage)
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation (medium-full coverage however I don't think it's suitable for dry skin)
Smashbox bb cream (sheer coverage)
Illamasqua foundations! (They even have WHITE color)
Laura Mercier foundations & tinted moisturizers (although the lightest shade Porcelain is about NC 15 and has strong yellow undertones)

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