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17 Flawless Foundations That Everyone With Pale Skin Should Try

All the shades of beige.

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1. Lily Lolo Mineral Foundation, £13.99

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"Lily Lolo makes amazing mineral powder foundation that looks great on pale skin tones. When I put it on, it covers my blemishes and never manages to look cakey. It’s cruelty-free, I highly recommend it" - Madeline B

2. Tarte's Amazonian Clay Foundation, £28

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"This foundation comes in so many different shades, I've found their Fair Beige shade is perfect. Plus it's clay based, meaning it's super good to my oily skin. It doesn't break me out, and has good all day coverage." - Victoria Rowlands, Facebook

"I’m quite literally a ghost and they have shades light enough for me in a couple different undertones!! HALLELUJAH." - abbysyf

3. Bourjois City Radiance Foundation, £9.99

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"The Bourjois pale shades have peachy, apricot and rosy undertones rather than yellow or orange. Since the summer I've been using City Radiance which has SPF30 and the Ivory Rose shade matches my skin perfectly. Plus it's super affordable." - Catherine Morris, Facebook

4. NYX Professional Makeup Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation, £6

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"I'm half Filipino, so I'm insanely fair with yellow undertones, aka the most difficult foundation shade to find. I currently wear NYX's Stay Matte but Not Flat Foundation in Ivory and it's perfect. It's definitely not matte like the name suggests, but translucent powder fixes that." - Kylie Casino, Facebook

5. L'Oreal True Match Foundation, £9.99

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"L’Oreal True Match Foundation in any of the light shades is a lifesaver, honestly I have the palest skin ever and it is amazing! - lauren5509

"I love this foundation. It's cheap, lightweight and of course it matched my skin! I'm in love." - Thatsthewaythecookiebumbles

6. Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer, £38

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"I'm pale AF, acne-prone, allergic to chemical sunscreens in some foundations, and I'm a sweat monster. So I'm very picky because I need something that's water-resistant, pale, and doesn't break me out. Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX01 and SX02 are awesome, they are super thick and pigmented, and great for concealing. I also mix it with a primer or moisturiser." - Isana Leshchinskaya, Facebook

7. Kat Von D 'Lock-It' Liquid Foundation, £27

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"Kat Von D’s Lock It Foundation is the only foundation that doesn’t oxidise or make my porcelain skin look ghostly white. It gives full coverage, and a little goes a long way." - LadyJG

"I just started using Kat Von D's Lock It foundation and it's amazing. I use the Light 44 but there is Light 42 which is even paler. It's the best match I have ever found and feels great on the skin too." - Kirsteen 'Kay' Black, Facebook

9. Philosophy No Reason To Hide, £28

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"I have pale skin, with freckles and Philosophy’s No Reason to Hide tinted moisturizer in light is absolutely perfect. It's really light on, but does a wonderful job of evening out my skin tone without trying to cover or hide my freckles. 10/10 would recommend every time." - * kirstenb4e0c4fe69

11. L'Oreal Paris Nude Magique Cushion Foundation, £14.99

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"I have it in the lightest shade and it’s almost too light for me. It has SPF 25, a gorgeous dewy finish and it does not move at all during the day. The fact that it’s a cushion compact makes it super easy to apply, you can never end up with a streaky foundation lines. The packaging is cute, but small and sturdy enough that you can carry it with you everywhere." - ludmilab4daaf0dd4

12. bareMinerals Complexion Rescue, £27

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"This is fabulous! It's hydrating, yet light, gives excellent sun protection and smooths out any blotches in your complexion. It can be layered for extra coverage without looking caked or unnatural." - rosalindh480d48a2a

13. Nars Sheer Glow Foundation, £31

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"I absolutely love Nars Sheer Glow. I have really pale skin and their Mont Blanc shade is a perfect match for me, and it’s not even the palest shade. They also cater for a lot of undertones, my shade is pink toned but there is also yellow tones. It’s pricey but it gives such a lovely finish I can’t imagine switching to anything else." - hjj2

14. SEVENTEEN Stay Time Foundation, £6.49

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"Apart from the obvious expensive foundations such as MAC and NARS, I found that Seventeen Stay Time foundation is a brilliant cheap foundation for pale skin. It's light without being yellow and it's a bargain." - aniesteph88

15. Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation, £29

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"Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation is the only one I’ve found that actually matches my skin colour. It comes in shades with both yellow and pink undertones, while all others I’ve tried seem to only have yellow undertones. It also makes my skin look amazing in pictures and in real life." - abbiesoss

16. Maybelline Fit Me Foundation, £7.99

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"This foundation is so great for me because I’m really pale but I also have a lot of freckles, and I don’t want to cover them up. It's more sheer than most foundations, but it still does the job as far as making my skin look tone and not blocking out my freckles." - itstheprndl

"The Maybelline Fit Me foundation is my top pick." - jackieg4dc673a6a

17. Urban Decay All Nighter Liquid Foundation, £27

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"It’s a bit pricey, but you get a lot for your money. It’s high coverage so a small pump can cover your whole face. The 0.5 shade is very pale and it has a matte formula with a light powdery finish so it’s good for oily skin. The one problem I have with this formula is that it dries too quickly and doesn’t spread easily with a brush. I just sort of pat in with my hands now." - nekkonekkok

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