Foundation, Make-up

Products for extremely fair skin

I cannot count the amount of emails and messages I have received from readers and viewers who are looking for a base light enough for porcelain skin. It is no easy task.

Case in point, MAC’s lightest shade is not light enough for some Irish skins. Even the foundations found in Boots that have names like ‘Porcelain’ and ‘Extra Fair’ have too much pigment in them. Often, when the they are light enough they will be pink toned and give a funny hue when applied to the face. Super fair girls, I may envy your skin but I don’t envy the task of finding products that are light enough.

Here are some great products for extremely light skin.


A very light base – Lush Jackie Oates Colour Base

This is a light, nourishing colour base designed for porcelain skin. It was inspired by the likes of Nicole Kidman and Julianne Moore. It also contains a host of good ingredients like oats, honey and shea butter.

If you have never heard of Lush’s Skin Supplements, all you do is add some of it into your moisturiser. You can decide yourslef how much coverage you want, adding more pigment for more coverage. It costs €9.95 for a pot. It might seem small but bear in mind that it’s concentrated and is not meant to be applied straight from the pot.


Bronzer for fair skin

On another note, I came across a great bronzer for very pale skin. I know that it can be difficult to find one light and natural enough.

This one is from The Body Shop’s Honey Bronze Summer Collection and is designed for fair skin. Mine is in shade 02.



Touche Eclat in 01 by YSL is a great under eye concealer for very pale skins. It doesn’t add much colour, just light reflecting particles. It’s worth every penny if you have alabaster skin.



Benefit High Beam is the best highlighted I’ve come across for extremely light skin. It’s extremely light – it doesn’t work well on my skin, the contrast is too great.


Dainty Doll Cosmetics

Nicola Roberts (Girls Aloud) created a make-up line designed for very fair skins a few years ago. It was called Dainty Doll. It was on sale on a temporary basis and by the time I contacted them last year it was no longer available. Well the great news is that her line in now available from at the moment and will be in stores by the end of June. Harrods and ASOS will also stock the line I hear.

Dainty Doll

I never managed to get my hands on any of the products – it was my sister that I had in mind but they’re definitely worth a look if you find it difficult to shop for make-up.


Some other honourable mentions…

  • Chanel Blanc de Universel
  • Prescriptives Custom Blend Foundation
  • Guerlain les Meteorites Compact
  • SKII Bases and loose powder
  • Dior Base de Teint

Have you found any good products for very fair skin?

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