As a pale skin person (I was going to put 'beauty', but ya know) I'm on a constant hunt for beauty products that match my skin tone. That's of course foundation and concealer, but also all other products as even standard tones can appear too pigmented against my fair complexion.
Of course, I'm not alone in this search, I'm sure dark complexions on the other side of the spectrum find it even more difficult. But at least brands finally are acknowledging this fact and broadening colour ranges.
While the beauty industry is playing catch-up I still need to seek out them gem products, the ones that come to life against my pale skin rather than constant it in a harsh unflattering way or just turn me into an oompa lumpa. If you are a fellow ghost or have fairly pale skin then the below products may very well be for you! These are the products that stand out in my vast makeup collection as suiting my pale skin exceptionally well and I love them dearly for it.
Lacura Beauty Concealer Pen in 100 Cashmere
£3.29 Aldi in-store
First up, one of my favourite under eye concealer (it rivals my Nars one!) to conceal dark circles and the wonderful blue veins that show due to having such pale skin, can you tell I'm being sarcastic? This truly is a miracle product and is often compared to YSL Touche Eclat, which I do own, and would actually say it trumps! What Touch Eclat lacks in coverage this makes up for, while still remaining light feeling and non-cakey. But as this blog post is all about tone, let me tell you that this is one of the lightest shades of concealer I've come across and will suit all pale girls perfectly. Oh, and it can also be used as an eyeshadow base! I'm currently on the look out for back-ups of this and I'm not done using it but cannot be without it now. Worth a trip to Aldi or picking up from eBay here for the lower price of £2.95!
The Body Shop Honey Bronzing Powder in Light Matte
£14 The Body Shop HERE
If you have pale skin you will know the struggles of finding a pale enough bronzer! I spent years wasting my money on 'universal' toned bronzer that would just look dirty or too orange in contrast to my pale skin. But thankfully over time shade ranges have expanded somewhat and it is possible to find lighter toned bronzer - whoop! One of my lower priced light bronzers in my collection is this gem from The Body Shop. As you may be able to tell this is a fairly neutral toned bronzer, making it perfect for ultra pale skin that can't work with warm toned bronzers. Perfect for dusting over the face in summer or contouring with as it is buildable without looking powdery. I also love that it's matte as it then can appear natural on the skin and even be used as a sneaky transitional light brown eyeshadow shade. I really couldn't be without this bronzer now.
NYX Wonder Pencil in Light
£4.50 ASOS HERE
When putting this post together I was hesitant to include this product as it's a fairly recent buy. But when you know, you just know. And I know! So even after just a week in my mitts I know it will be a staple item in my collection! I bought this on recommendation from fellow pale girl, Lily of Pint Sized Beauty, you can read her lovely review of the pencil here, but also had been on my to-buy list for months. As the name states this is a wonder pencil... and what is a wonder pencil? A pencil that does everything! It's almost a hybrid concealer/lip liner.... concealer in coverage, lip liner in formula. It can be used as a precise concealer on blemishes, to enhance the cupid' bow and as a lip liner (of course blended out a bit), to define the brows and on the bottom waterline of the eyes for that wide-awake effect. I'm also certain it could be used all over the eyelids as a base for eyeshadow, but I've yet to try it out. Before buying the Wonder Pencil my two concerns were that it wouldn't be creamy enough or pale enough, but I didn't need to worry... it's just spot on! It's certainly a light enough shade (also with good coverage) and as creamy a kohl pencil. This needs to be in every pale girls makeup bag basically!
Iconic London Illuminator in Shine
£29.99 Iconic London HERE (10% off for new customers)
Now I wouldn't say there's difficulty in finding highlighters to suit fair skin, the high street is awash with them right now, but I will say that a select few come to life on pale skin - which is what you want! For me, this was theBalm Mary Lou Manizer and Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma eyeshadow which I would use as a highlight. But then the Iconic London Illuminator in the newest and lightest shade came into my life and changed all of that! It may seem dramatic to state but this is a thing of beauty and something you will marvel at on application. I mean it looks like liquid metal and gives the brighter highlight I've ever come across! As for the price, I really think it is justified.... mainly because it is so special and the wonderful formula cannot be faulted but also because a single dot/drop is required per application and you get an incredible 13.5ml, which I'd imagine to last an extremely long time. Love, love, love!
theBalm FratBoy Blush
£16.75 Feel Unique HERE
Lastly, I wanted to include my most favourite long-standing blusher. Again, light toned blushes are widely available, it's only a matter of looking, but there's a few light rose pink shades that are beyond flattering against pale skin. One of them being theBalm FratBoy, an ultra natural rosy pink matte blusher. Against pale skin this never looks too strong or pigment, just flattering and brightening, which makes it my go-to blusher in Spring/Summer. If you are looking for a blusher to fall in love with and have as a staple shade that will suit all makeup looks then this is one to snap up.
Through selecting these products I've realised that shades that perfectly suit your skin tone are rare! So hopefully I've been able to point you in the right direct to some of the best beauty products for pale skin.