Pale Girl MakeUp Edit

So the lovely Becca from Tea with B and I have decided to get together and create two posts on the best makeup for you pale girls out there. I always struggle to find shades that compliment pale skin whether it be foundations and concealers or lip products that promise to be an ‘everyday nude’ and either drain all the life from your face or look almost red! So here are my top 10 products perfect for pale skin!

*For point of reference my skin is Mac NW13 and even that is slightly too dark so I’m a ghost!*

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Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer – Chantilly

This has to be the first pale girl product mentioned. It has been my go to concealer for years and the only concealer I’d ever found that was truly pale enough for me. It has incredible coverage, lasts all day and doesn’t cake or flake around any of my dry patches!

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick & Bite Beauty Lip Liner #010

I have a full review on Charlotte Tilbury’s Pillow Talk lipstick which you can give a read if you like. It’s honestly worth every penny of the £26.95 price tag and my perfect everyday ‘my lips but better’ shade! I pair this with Bite Beauty’s #010 lip liner and I’m obsessed with the combination. It’s perfect for pale skin as it doesn’t wash you out due to the rich pink tone but also is subtle enough that it’s still in the nude category.

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Revlon Colourstay foundation 110 Ivory

I was actually rather surprised by this foundation to be honest. I’ve done a full review of Revlon’s Colourstay foundation in the past and it’s actually stuck as a firm favourite. It’s the first drug store foundation I’ve found that’s truly pale enough. It has excellent coverage, really does stay on ALL DAY and wears very well. If you’re looking for an affordable drug store foundation this is the one to go for! They also have it in 2 different formulas, a normal/dry skin and a combination/oily skin formaula so there’s something to suit everyone!

NYX Strobe of Genius palette

How could I not mention this stunning palette?! You all know my love for the NYX Strobe of Genius palette by now but it wouldn’t feel right not to include it. This palette has so many shades perfect for us pale girls and is so affordable you’d be crazy not to pick it up!

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Tarte Shape Tape – Fair

Tarte’s Shape Tape is a rather recent find and I’m so pleased its light enough for us pale girls! I was so nervous buying this off the Tarte site as I obviously couldn’t swatch it in person but thankfully the shade is almost identical to my Nars Radiant Creamy concealer in Chantilly. I’m loving the coverage of this and how little you need to cover any blemishes so this is another must have for pale girls!

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Lipstick Queen – Mornin’ Sunshine

This lipstick is a new find, I won it in a giveaway and I’m so glad I did because I’m obsessed. It’s perfect for pale skin because it changes colour to suit you! Cool huh? It uses the PH of your skin to decide what colour it’s going to be. The yellow changes to a gorgeous coral pink shade. My mum and sister have tried it on too and it’s a completly different colour on them as well so this will suit everyone!

Benecos Natural Powder blush*

I just love this blush for everyday! It’s affordable and cruelty free. It’s not insanely pigmented and it just gives your cheeks a gorgeous natural flush. Blush is difficult for pale girls because it can make you look like someone’s slapped you across the face! I’m currently on the hunt for more though and promise to do a post on perfect pale girl blushes in the near future!

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Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow

If you’re a ghost like me then you need this pallete. I lusted after this for longer than I care to admit before finally giving in and splurging on this £50 palette of dreams! Since getting this I’ve gotten rid of all of my other bronzers because none of them were as perfect as this one! I use it everyday both as a bronzer and in my crease if I don’t have the time/energy to do a full eye look. The highlight shade is also gorgeous and gives a beautiful lit form within glow.

Eyelure Brow Contour

I won this pencil in a giveaway and have fallen in love with it! It’s actually replaced my NYX Micro Brow Pencil. I find a lot of brow products can look orangey on pale skin so this was a welcome find! It’s definitely worth picking this up and giving it a try. It also only costs about £5 so it’s very affordable too.

I’ve tried to vary the products mentioned as much as possible in this post and cover products from all price ranges too! Make sure to check out Becca’s post for some more products perfect for pale skin. Do you have any pale girl friendly products you swear by?

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  1. August 7, 2017 / 8:53 am

    Love the photos dear. I need to get NYX highlighting palette, it looks stunning. xx

    • August 14, 2017 / 2:34 pm

      Thankyou so much! It’s an incredible palette and so affordable too!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

    • August 14, 2017 / 2:37 pm

      I was so impressed with the Revlon foundation, I wasn’t expecting to like it so i was pleasantly surprised!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  2. August 7, 2017 / 10:11 am

    Your photos are so prettyy.. and that lipstick omg to die for!

  3. August 7, 2017 / 10:34 am

    I have the NARS concealer and I’ve used it a ton, since I discovered Shape Tape the NARS one is in the concealer drawer because I love Shape Tape so much! I also love the Revlon foundation is one of my holy grails!

    • August 14, 2017 / 2:38 pm

      They’re both such amazing concealers, it’s so lovely to have two that i cant alternate between now!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  4. August 7, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    I sometimes hate being so pale because buying foundation and concealer is such a mission!! Great post, I really want to try Tarte’s Shape Tape Concealer and their Clay Stick Foundation!!! 😍

    • August 14, 2017 / 2:49 pm

      Oh yes i might look into their clay stick foundation! Being pale can be a real pain when it comes to cosmetics!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

    • August 14, 2017 / 2:50 pm

      It is so worth splurging on, you will not be disappointed! I put off buying it for so long but couldn’t be without it now!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  5. August 7, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    I’m super pale too and I can’t believe I haven’t tried one thing on this post! Now I’m in a predicament as I want to buy it all haha, especially the NYX palette, that looks awesome! I find the shade ‘Embellishment’ in the NYX Lip Lingeries suits me really well as it’s a dusky purple! And my go to concealer is the Collection Lasting Perfection one in shade ‘Fair’, only around £4 too!
    Alice Xx

    • August 14, 2017 / 2:51 pm

      The NYX palette is amazing and so affordable! Ohh ill have to check out the lip lingerie shade, thankyou 🙂 lasting perfection is sadly too dark for me, it looks almost orange on me, i really am a ghost!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  6. August 7, 2017 / 2:03 pm

    I’ve never used a lip liner, are they really helpful?

    • August 14, 2017 / 2:52 pm

      They’re really helpful! Not online do they help get the line of your lips perfect but they also make lipstick last longer and stop it ‘bleeding’ out of you lips!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  7. August 7, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    Great post! I struggle with bronzer, I feel like it’s so easy to look muddy. I like the Tarte Shape tape, and I want to try the Nars one.

  8. August 7, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    I’m so pale and I’ve always wondered if there is a bronzer/concealer actually pale enough without being too yellow toned! This is SO helpful – THANK YOU💚

    • August 14, 2017 / 2:53 pm

      I’m glad it was helpful! Bronzer and concealer are definitely two of the hardest products to find when you’re so pale!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  9. Laura
    August 7, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    I wish I got on with the Nars Creamy Concealer but I adore Shape Tape! I need to get my hands on Pillow Talk, what a beautiful shade! xo

    Laura | Blush and Bronze

  10. August 7, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    I’m totally bookmarking this post for when my sister is feeling well enough to care about makeup again. She’s definitely got that Snow White coloring, and it’s shockingly hard to pick out makeup for her skin tone!

    Also, I <3 NYX!


    • August 14, 2017 / 2:54 pm

      Ohh i hope it can be helpful to her! If she needs any more recommendations just get her to pop me a wee message, I’m always happy to help!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  11. August 7, 2017 / 5:03 pm

    I’ve found this post at perfect timing because I got my graduation photo proofs and I am the palest in my family (ridiculously pale) and didn’t notice until then. I’ve heard a lot about the Nars concealer and concealers are probably one of my favourite products at the moment so I’d like to try it. Love the photography.
    Lois x

    • August 14, 2017 / 2:55 pm

      Glad it was helpful! The Nars Radiant Creamy concealer will always be a firm favourite of mine, you should definitely check it out!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  12. August 7, 2017 / 5:06 pm

    Im so incredibly pale so this post will be so helpful for me haha. I don’t wear to much make up mostly because there’s so much of it out there that it baffles me 😅 Thanks for sharing such a helpful post.

  13. Kayleigh Zara
    August 7, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    You flat lay is absolutely stunning, I love the post because I’m so pale and I’m always on the look for products that help with that! Pillow talk looks absolutely stunning x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿

  14. August 7, 2017 / 5:33 pm

    Ooh these look like such lovely products! I don’t think I’ve tried any of them!

  15. August 7, 2017 / 5:46 pm

    Really need to try shape tape it looks so amazing!

    Carla x

  16. Becca Michelle
    August 7, 2017 / 5:52 pm

    Your photos look amazing! I’m so glad that we were finally able to collab! I loved reading your post so much! Keep up the amazing work xx

    • August 14, 2017 / 2:56 pm

      Awww thankyou Becca! I absolutely loved collaborating with you!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  17. August 7, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    Always such a massive fan of your pictures! They are so so pretty! I really need to get my hands on some Charlotte Tilburry products xx corinne

  18. August 7, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I’m so pale and never tan so this post is so helpful, thank you! Stunning photos x

  19. August 7, 2017 / 10:52 pm

    This was so helpful, especially as I have such pale skin and I am the same MAC shade also. It’s so hard to find products that don’t look orange X

    • August 14, 2017 / 2:57 pm

      Yes its very hard to find shades that aren’t orangey when you’re so pale! Glad this post was helpful!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  20. August 8, 2017 / 6:25 am

    Gorgeous photos! I struggle so badly with drugstore foundations as they are never light enough so I’ll give the revlon one a go when I see it! xx

    • August 14, 2017 / 2:58 pm

      Oh I hope you like it! It’s really amazing!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  21. August 8, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    This post was great! As a pale girl myself, I find it very hard to find pale foundations / concealers that match my undertones as most of them are rose pink shades and not every pale person is the same! ❤️ super helpful x

  22. August 8, 2017 / 2:40 pm

    Love the look of all these products. Your photos all look so good in this post. I am so pale so I know the struggles of finding make up to suit me, when it’s time to purchase products again I will be coming back to this post for inspiration.

  23. August 8, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    I’ve been eyeing the Nyx Strobe of Genius palette for a while but afraid the colors would look funny on my skin. Now that I hear its pale girl approved I’m probably going to go out and buy it.

    • August 14, 2017 / 2:59 pm

      It’s such an amazing palette! The colours definitely compliment pale skin perfectly!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  24. August 8, 2017 / 7:04 pm

    I haven’t tried any of the makeup products that you mentioned. I really want to try the Nars concealer as I heard so many amazing things about it. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  25. August 8, 2017 / 7:18 pm

    All fabulous products. I only seem to suffer from paleness during the winter months when I’m not getting enough sun, but during that time, it’s impossible to find products to match my skin enough to give me a natural look. My friends who have a porcelain complexion have it even worse. It’s nice to see that some brands recognize the cooler skin tones.

  26. August 8, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    Such a great post! During the winter months, my skin goes pale and I struggle to find foundation and concealer that matches my skin, so I can definitely relate to this post! I’ve always wanted to try the Shape Tape concealer too, but I was always cautious of ordering the incorrect shade online, so I might give Fair a go!

    Amy, x

  27. August 8, 2017 / 7:40 pm

    This is a great post. As a pale skin person myself I will be putting all of these products onto my wish list!

  28. August 8, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    Love this! I’m also really pale so this is so handy for me!! Will have to add all these things to my wishlist xx

  29. August 8, 2017 / 9:15 pm

    This is definitely a post for me. I am SO pale and I hate it. Most girls can totally rock the pale skin but on me, I just despise it. I always have. I spent most of my teens and early 20’s using fake tan. I would use it again now all the time but it just takes so much bloody effort! Can’t win either way xxx

  30. highstreetbeauty11
    August 9, 2017 / 8:40 am

    I’m a pale girl so love your recommendations. I have a few foundations but haven’t tried Revlon’s ColourStay yet xxx

  31. August 9, 2017 / 8:43 am

    This is a really helpful post! I’ve also got pale skin and find it difficult to find makeup to suit such as concealer, I’m currently using the revlon foundation which I’m really enjoying! X

  32. August 9, 2017 / 9:40 am

    OMG YES, being pale myself i’ve had a lot of issues finding make up that suits my skin tone – especially foundation! I’ve recently discovered nyx’s one drop foundation thats a life saver

    • August 14, 2017 / 3:00 pm

      Ohhh ive heard so many people ranting and raving about that foundation, will have to add it to my list!
      PaleGirlRambling xo

  33. August 9, 2017 / 9:46 am

    FAb post! As a pale gal myself I read this with interest. Some of the products Iv tried and loved, but lots I haven’t

  34. August 9, 2017 / 10:24 am

    Your photos are so beautiful – and I have MAJOR palette envy, especially the NYX one. Think it might be time for a shopping spree! xoxox

  35. Sticks and the City
    August 9, 2017 / 11:18 am

    Great post! As a fellow pale-skinned girl, I will have to take some of these pointers and suggestions on board!

  36. August 9, 2017 / 1:38 pm

    I have wanted to try the charlotte tilbury palette for the longest time but i’m really put off by the price tag but i may just have to take the plunge!

    Vicky |

  37. August 9, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    I always struggle to find products that suit my skin too, my father always says im a winter child even though i was born in August, heh. Will definitely have to check out the products you’ve mentioned, thanks for sharing x

  38. August 9, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    I LOVE the nars radiant creamy concealer, it is hands down one of my faves! And I’ve seriously been lusting after the Charlotte Tilbury Pillowtalk Lipstick for ages, I think I may have to invest 🙂

  39. August 9, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    That highlighting palette looks stunning. This is a great post for us pasty girls haha! Xx

  40. August 9, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    This is a fab post, lovely pictures & great recommendations! The Lipstick Queen – Mornin’ Sunshine sounds so intriguing, I’m adding it to my shopping list! It sounds magical! ✨

  41. August 9, 2017 / 8:40 pm

    Such a great post being pale as well, this is very helpful! I haven’t tested it out yet but I’ve heard Hoola Lite is great for pale skin x

  42. August 12, 2017 / 12:19 pm

    This is such a great post! I have suc pale skin too so am always on the lookout for products that suit my skin tone

  43. beautylifemom
    August 20, 2017 / 9:53 am

    These are such beautiful products! I have a medium complexion but still love reading what others enjoy. I’m very interested in the NARS concealer and Charlotte Tilbury! I hear a lot about these and was curious how they’d work for me! Xx Jen

  44. August 20, 2017 / 2:23 pm

    Have you tried the Maybelline fit me in 110? It works really well for my palest of clients!

  45. Shauna
    August 23, 2017 / 7:24 pm

    Such a useful post! I find it very hard to find makeup that matches my skin so I’m always trying to find makeup that doesn’t make me look washed out. This post has helped me find the best products to use and I will definitely have to invest in some of these items 🙂 xx

  46. August 26, 2017 / 7:47 pm

    Love this post, my skin is so pale it’s sometime hard to find the right skin tone ☺️ deffo need to get the shape tape! x

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