Fairest Of Them All? Makeup for Pale Skin


Although we admire your porcelain skin, we know how tricky it can be finding makeup to suit; especially natural and organic products. As pale skin can also be more susceptible to sunburn, it is important to use SPF and nourishing skincare to repair. Here is a guide to some of the products we recommend for alabaster complexions and sensitive skin types.

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Vapour Organic Beauty not only have one of the best organic foundations on the market but some very fair shades - 090 and 100. The natural formula nourishes skin with Organic Pumpkin and Papaya Complex, brightens with organic Camellia. Get a beautiful luminous finish and the performance of a professional luxury foundation with none of the nasty chemicals!

BEST FOR: All skin types but particularly dry, wanting a fuller, luminous and youthful finish and even complexion


W3ll People do an amazing cream foundation in a stick called Narcissist that's portable, flawless and easy! Now this is perfect for a natural radiant and cream finish. Made with 60% organic ingredients, including soothing aloe and chamomile, and antioxidant green tea to nourish skin. Creamy supernatural pigments provide a natural radiance, oil absorbing silica controls shine and rich, organic omega oils keep skin hydrated. The lightest shade Pale Ivory is very fair and stunning for all skin tones.

BEST FOR: All Skin Types, wanting a cream finish with a medium coverage


Finally a BB Cream for fair maidens with Lily Lolo's new Fair shade. This all-natural Beauty Balm is packed with nourishing and anti-ageing ingredients and mineral pigments to help blur imperfections and even out skin tone. Skin loving ingredients include Jojoba and Sweet Almond Oils. Ideal for light, matt coverage when used alone for healthy looking, radiant skin.

BEST FOR: All skin types looking for a cream (more matt) finish and mineral protection


MADARA Moonflower Tinting Fluid is a beautiful rose beige tinted moisturiser that tints, illuminates and evens out your skin tone. Northern flower extracts (rose, sunflower, chamomile and calendula) and natural pigments add instant hydration and luminosity to the skin for a healthy, glowy and flawless finish. With this lightweight alternative to foundation, skin is left fresh and radiant. The colour is perfect for cool toned and fair skins with pink undertones. 

BEST FOR: Normal/dry skin types wanting a lightweight tint, hydration and luminous finish


Both INIKA and Lily Lolo do some amazing fair shades in their mineral powders. The difference? INIKA is certified organic and very finely milled. Lily Lolo is also great quality being all natural and have a wider colour range so more choice for pink-based skin tones. INIKA Grace is the fairest shade and beautiful for neutral skin tones.

BEST FOR: Oily/combination and normal skin types wanting a fuller, natural coverage and mineral protection


Eye Makeup for Pale Skin

Opt for brown mascara and eyeliners for a softer and more natural finish. You may also like to try a grey eyeliner if you prefer cool toned makeup.

When it comes to eyeshadow, champagne, cream, caramel, soft grey, soft pinks, peaches and even cool brown and grey hues all look gorgeous and will make your eyes pop!

Blushers for Pale Skin

Finding your perfect blush can be a revelation, giving you that extra flush of colour. Cool tones should try soft pinks while neutral and warmer tones look fab in peaches and cream shades. When it comes to pressed powders, avoid shimmers which will look even more noticeable on pale skin. Below are our faves:

Bronzers for Pale Skin

Now, sticking with the avoid shimmer rule - this goes for bronzing powders too! Lily Lolo Miami Beach is our lightest bronzer with a matt finish that's beautifully natural on fair maidens. 

But, if you just love a little subtle shimmer from your bronzer, we feel you, and would recommend INIKA Sunkissed Mineral Bronzer for pale complexions.

Lipsticks for Pale Skin

Although pale natural shades of lippie suit you, don't be afraid to wear bright, pop colours that can look strikingly beautiful against porcelain skin tones. Cool-toned skins can rock deep pinks and cherry reds and neutral and warmer tones look stunning in corals, warm reds and pinks. But if you want a natural option, NUDUS Halo is stunning for fair skins.



Now SPF really is your best friend, wear it under your foundation or choose a tinted sunscreen to wear alone. MUKTI have a tinted sunscreen that comes in Fair - which is super pale so perfect for you, and offers broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection from natural zinc oxide. Eco Tan also make a tinted version of their coconut sunscreen which is deeper but okay for Light-Medium skin tones.



Cream cleansers are soft and gentle and totally the kindest option for delicate and sensitive skin types. Our all natural and organic formulas will leave your skin feeling comfortable yet fresh as a daisy. We absolutely love MV Organic Cream Cleanser and Muslin Cloth for a gentle daily cleansing ritual that also helps mildly exfoliate skin. But MUKTI and La Mav's Cream cleanser are also ace.


Have you tried a skin loving natural oil? Not only do these multi-taskers save you money and time, but are beautiful multi-vitamin shots for skin to leave it radiant and hydrated. We love Vitamin E Oil and Jojoba Oil for sensitive, fair skin types.

If you prefer or also use a cream moisturiser; MV Organic Skincare's Rose Soothing & Protecting Moisturiser for he most sensitive of skins. The gentle formula is loved by many including celebs, for its high-quality and amazing results. Use daily to help protect skin from environmental assaults. 

MUKTI's Marigold Cleanser is also super kind to irritated, stressed or dry skin, instantly quenching and comforting it. Great to use at night when skin naturally repairs and renews.

By Nina Weston


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