I Have a Pale Girl Issue|Ask Kate #1

The reason I love working in the make-up industry is that I get to help people out with make-up whether it be a client or my best friend asking me for help so I’ve created a new little blog series where I publish some of the questions I get asked and my answers!

Q. I have a pale girl issue. My foundation Revlon Colourstay has been great until a few weeks ago when it started caking in the heat. What can I wear that’s going to cover my terrible skin but still be pale?

A. I would go for a medium coverage foundation to let your skin breath a little bit but still give you a good amount of coverage. The Rimmel Wake Me Up is super hydrating for the skin and the shade Light Porclain would be perfect or the L’Oreal True Match in Rose Ivory its not as hydrating but gives great coverage.

If you’ve got a question you want answered then leave it in the comments!

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

Pale Girl Problems

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As much as I love my pale my skin, my Irish heritage does cause some beauty problems!

1. Finding an affordable foundation that doesn’t turn me orange.

High end brands can be just as bad but most have slightly better shade range however finding a high street foundation my shade has been almost impossible if you are having the same issue here are some high end and high street suggestions L’Oreal True Match in Rose Ivory, Rimmel Wake Me Up in Porcelain, Illamasqua Skin Base, NARS Sheer Glow.

2. Being able to contour without looking like you applied mud to your face.

As with foundation contouring can be difficult for us pale girls with a lot of popular products – Benefit Hoola i’m looking at you – giving us muddy results however I have found a few products which are fantastic  which you can read here.

3.Burning even in the English sun.

As soon as the sun starts peeking round the clouds on goes the factor 5o otherwise I will be lobster red by the end of the day.

4. People not believing you’ve been on holiday because you just don’t tan.

I honestly don’t tan even if I do burn I just go straight back to white, so to stop with the annoying questioning about my inability to tan I often opt for a bit of the fake bake. My favourite brand to use is Cocoa Brown. You can create a realistic tan and it doesn’t turn you Oomph Loompa orange.

5. People asking if you are feeling alright when you’re not wearing make-up.

‘You look awfully pale are you alright’ ‘Yep that’s just my face without all the contouring and blush’

Have you encountered any of these #palegirlproblems

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO