Porcelain Doll ♥

Hello my lovelies! Today's post topic is something very close to me and that is having pale skin and which products I use and recommend for others that may be struggling to find make-up for them.
Having such a pale skin tone I have noticed that it is much harder to find products that match up so well and that either doesn't look darker than my own tone or a big noticeable change as i still like my skin to look natural when wearing foundation and powder etc;

As i grew up and even during my time at School I did get bullied for how pale i actually was, I have always been this way and even tried to use fake tans but they never seemed to look right they would always seem to go horribly wrong and i was at such a loss on for what to do; all I wanted was to be accepted no matter how I looked and i'm sure many others feel the same way. I got to the point to start accepting who I am and by this I grew fond of the vintage era, mainly 1940s-1950s the women would be so glamorous, they would look confident and made up so well but most of all they had porcelain skin that always looked flawless and matte and from this I was inspired. I took my style to the whole new level and I have never been happier! 
This has meant I have looked even longer for foundations, spoken to many beauticians and make-up artists to get the best advice and learnt a lot through trial and error; but I would love to show you my top beauty essentials that I can not live without! 


(moi on my 21st birthday hehe
Dress- Topshop
cardigan- New Look
Necklace - TattyDevine
Ring - Accessorize)

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Ok So lets first start off with concealer;


Soap & Glory's Kick Ass Concealer in shade Light/Clair
A three piece concealer set best used within 24Months of purchasing
RRP- £10.00

Back of product view

Step one & two of product 

View of the pressed powder step three

I have found using this concealer one of the best products i have had from soap & Glory; I came across Zoella another fellow blogger/Youtuber reviewed this item and many others have raved this product and as for a while I wasn't able to find any concealers to banish any of the darkness under my eyes and the slight breakout; I was meaning to try it out and purchased it from the Boots store. Of course i bought the light set and provides brilliant coverage with blending it works a treat! My first thoughts were surprising for buying a concealer for £10 but, it has suited it's purpose wonderfully so i would recommend this to all especially for fair skin! The set comes with a inbuilt mirror, perfect for on the go touch-ups and a cute little pad for applying the powder cute and quirky!

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Next up are my fair skin recommended primers!

On the left - Gosh Velvet Touch Foundation Primer (Cream)
On the right - Gosh Velvet Touch Foundation Primer (Classic)
Both are 30ml products best used within 12months of purchase
RRP - £13.99

I remember first finding a sample of these primers within a magazine i was browsing one day, For a long time i would always just wear foundation then powder; i had never took the time to find myself a good quality primer for a foundation base. As my face was washed and prepared i tried this sample and couldn't believe the texture of it applied to my face, it felt like velvet and dried pretty much instantly! For this i would recommend a pea sized amount for the chin, then the cheeks and the forehead especially if you are prone to oily-combination skin. In comparison to each other the cream took more time to soak into the skin whereas the classic took seconds! These are fabulous for on the go and travelling and the pump also shows how much product you have left each time it is used! The only thing i would say is for a drugstore brand it's great quality maybe quite a treat yourself product due to the price! and as it dries clear with a matte finish fair skin can benefit from this.

Swatch of the primers before blending
Cream & Classic



Next recommended primer;

Benefit's That Gal Brightening Face Primer
Sample sized product- 7.5ml
Recommended to use within 12months of purchase
Full size RRP - £21.50

Such a beautiful product, it has a pink tone to it which is part of the raspberry and camomile that brings a sweet scent but not irritating for the skin; and contains light-reflecting pigments to help brighten all skin tones! This sample came from glamour magazine and because i hadn't tried it before i was excited to see what it was like! Now i use this primer everyday! It's been part of my make-up routine and i notice a difference to the skin's appearance once it has been applied along with foundation too; Yet again i would recommend a pea-sized amount on the chin, the cheeks and the forehead and to then blend in upward strokes. This can help a complexion to prevent dullness especially under the eye area. It's a really nice product that does brighten the skin and makes it look more dewy i will be getting the full version i'm sure!

Swatch of That Gal primer by Benefit


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Up next are my recommended Foundations for pale skin!

Revlon's PhotoReady Foundation In 002 Vanilla
30ml sized product best used within 24Months of purchase
RRP - £12.99

If you have fair skin i would recommend either the product in Vanilla or shell; I have been using the vanilla for a long time and have purchased this on more than one occasion because it was wonderful to work with. I pump the product onto the back of my hand and with using a buffing brush i then work the foundation upwards into my skin, it has a lovely full coverage with spf 20 and is also fragrance free and oil free too. Photochromatic pigments that are within the foundation are used to bend and reflect light to help erase every flaw and is such a difference when in different lighting with such a matte effect. This leaves the skin with a soft finish and light feel. Perfect for those special occasions, for brides and for photoshoots!

Swatch of Revlon Photo-Ready in shade Vanilla 



Next recommended foundation;

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum In shade 51 Vanille Clair 
30ml sized product best used within 12months of purchase
RRP- £10.99

It's marketed as 'gel foundation' but I feel that the consistency is more liquid; and i feel that Bourjois is one of the few brands which provide a good match for pale skin tones. The colouring is slightly yellow, which helps to neutralise my skin tone. The coverage is good and can be built upon, helping to tackle my tired skin, without making it dry. I apply it with a buffing brush, but due to the consistency it does need to be well blended. The appearance is clear, healthy and glowing skin, just like it promises! 

Swatch of Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum In Shade 51 Vanille Clair



My Last recommended foundation is;

Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation in "I'm pure 4 sure" Ivory
30ml sized product best used within 12months of purchase
RRP - £24.50

This has been my newest purchase and it was a couple of months ago that i was browsing the benefit counter and was told about this new foundation that had recently been brought out. Unsure i told the polite make-up consultant about how i feel when trying new foundation when having such pale skin and hoping to make a match she helped link up this shade for me. Application was smooth and felt so nice preferably to use with a foundation brush as this has a light to medium build up coverage so blending is essential; It actually felt very light on the skin and felt as if my skin was breathing more and not clogging up the pores. Once it was applied it shown more of a healthy complexion to the skin and i was determined to purchase it and is now what i use all the time!

Swatch of Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation in "Im pure 4 sure" Ivory


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Here is the pressed powder i would recommend for fair skin;

Hello Flawless Powder Cover-up in "I love me" Ivory
7.0g product
RRP - £24.50


From having my small makeover of the oxygen wow the make-up consultant also used this powder over the top which nicely sealed the foundation giving it a flawless and matte look which i adore! It can also be known that the powder can also be used alone as a foundation due to its build up coverage! This product also comes with a sponge and a brush to give you a different application that will leave your skin glowing and well covered. Now i use this daily also using a powder brush i lightly brush it against the powder and using long strokes over the face to even out and then i use the sponge applicator to gently pat onto any blemishes. I would recommend this for fair skin especially this tone due to its natural appearance once applied!

Preview of the powder with brush and sponge which comes with it


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Hope my tips & recommendations have given you some advice and ideas but just remember to love and accept yourself that's all what matters :) 

          

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11 comments:

  1. Lovely post hon! I love the Revlon photoready foundation too and really wanna try the That Gal primer and Bourjois foundation as I love their products so thanks for posting. And congrats on 100 followers :) Nuala xxx

    makeupbeautyshopping.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much sweetie for the follow and the support!
      Really hope my post has given you a few tips and options :]
      Love Ellie xoxo

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  2. Good post, even though I'm fair from a porcelain doll lol. Have you tried the Danity doll range? xo

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    1. Aww Thanks hun Glad you liked the post!
      Yes i have but i wasn't overly pleased with some of the products but shall include them some other time i'm sure :)
      Love Ellie xoxo

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  3. This is a pretty indepth review even though I have the kind of trippy skin that tans super easy and pales in patches so I'm always very awkward in-between that I've grown to like but can I just point out how awesome it is that your concealer is actually called, KICKASS CONCEALER?

    http://anni-dot-elle.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha yes i was surprised for a product to be called that but it really is amazing so it does kick ass! Lmao ^_^
      Hope my tips have helped out!
      Ellie xoxo

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  4. great post! as a fellow pale-y it was very helpful!

    you have such a lovely blog too :)

    from helen at www.thelovecatsinc.com // @thelovecatsinc

    ps. i've just launched a brand new giveaway where you can win a MAC lipstick and 5 models own nail polishes!

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    1. Ooo Thankyou so much Helen i'm glad you liked the post!
      Will of course check out your blog :)
      Ellie xoxo

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  5. I'm like you I have very pale skin and get called an English rose all the time ha ha-great post with some lovely products!

    Tanesha x
    www.tanesha-marie.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hehe thankyou Tanesha, I'm so glad you found this post helpful!
      Ellie xoxo

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  6. I love the Benefit That Girl primer but it is a bit pricey. I've been thinking about the Gosh one recently and it's one of the next ones on my list to try out.

    Danielle xx

    missdanielle.com

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Monday, 27 August 2012

Porcelain Doll ♥

Hello my lovelies! Today's post topic is something very close to me and that is having pale skin and which products I use and recommend for others that may be struggling to find make-up for them.
Having such a pale skin tone I have noticed that it is much harder to find products that match up so well and that either doesn't look darker than my own tone or a big noticeable change as i still like my skin to look natural when wearing foundation and powder etc;

As i grew up and even during my time at School I did get bullied for how pale i actually was, I have always been this way and even tried to use fake tans but they never seemed to look right they would always seem to go horribly wrong and i was at such a loss on for what to do; all I wanted was to be accepted no matter how I looked and i'm sure many others feel the same way. I got to the point to start accepting who I am and by this I grew fond of the vintage era, mainly 1940s-1950s the women would be so glamorous, they would look confident and made up so well but most of all they had porcelain skin that always looked flawless and matte and from this I was inspired. I took my style to the whole new level and I have never been happier! 
This has meant I have looked even longer for foundations, spoken to many beauticians and make-up artists to get the best advice and learnt a lot through trial and error; but I would love to show you my top beauty essentials that I can not live without! 


(moi on my 21st birthday hehe
Dress- Topshop
cardigan- New Look
Necklace - TattyDevine
Ring - Accessorize)

------------------------------------------------------------

Ok So lets first start off with concealer;


Soap & Glory's Kick Ass Concealer in shade Light/Clair
A three piece concealer set best used within 24Months of purchasing
RRP- £10.00

Back of product view

Step one & two of product 

View of the pressed powder step three

I have found using this concealer one of the best products i have had from soap & Glory; I came across Zoella another fellow blogger/Youtuber reviewed this item and many others have raved this product and as for a while I wasn't able to find any concealers to banish any of the darkness under my eyes and the slight breakout; I was meaning to try it out and purchased it from the Boots store. Of course i bought the light set and provides brilliant coverage with blending it works a treat! My first thoughts were surprising for buying a concealer for £10 but, it has suited it's purpose wonderfully so i would recommend this to all especially for fair skin! The set comes with a inbuilt mirror, perfect for on the go touch-ups and a cute little pad for applying the powder cute and quirky!

--------------------------------------------------------------

Next up are my fair skin recommended primers!

On the left - Gosh Velvet Touch Foundation Primer (Cream)
On the right - Gosh Velvet Touch Foundation Primer (Classic)
Both are 30ml products best used within 12months of purchase
RRP - £13.99

I remember first finding a sample of these primers within a magazine i was browsing one day, For a long time i would always just wear foundation then powder; i had never took the time to find myself a good quality primer for a foundation base. As my face was washed and prepared i tried this sample and couldn't believe the texture of it applied to my face, it felt like velvet and dried pretty much instantly! For this i would recommend a pea sized amount for the chin, then the cheeks and the forehead especially if you are prone to oily-combination skin. In comparison to each other the cream took more time to soak into the skin whereas the classic took seconds! These are fabulous for on the go and travelling and the pump also shows how much product you have left each time it is used! The only thing i would say is for a drugstore brand it's great quality maybe quite a treat yourself product due to the price! and as it dries clear with a matte finish fair skin can benefit from this.

Swatch of the primers before blending
Cream & Classic



Next recommended primer;

Benefit's That Gal Brightening Face Primer
Sample sized product- 7.5ml
Recommended to use within 12months of purchase
Full size RRP - £21.50

Such a beautiful product, it has a pink tone to it which is part of the raspberry and camomile that brings a sweet scent but not irritating for the skin; and contains light-reflecting pigments to help brighten all skin tones! This sample came from glamour magazine and because i hadn't tried it before i was excited to see what it was like! Now i use this primer everyday! It's been part of my make-up routine and i notice a difference to the skin's appearance once it has been applied along with foundation too; Yet again i would recommend a pea-sized amount on the chin, the cheeks and the forehead and to then blend in upward strokes. This can help a complexion to prevent dullness especially under the eye area. It's a really nice product that does brighten the skin and makes it look more dewy i will be getting the full version i'm sure!

Swatch of That Gal primer by Benefit


--------------------------------------------------------------------

Up next are my recommended Foundations for pale skin!

Revlon's PhotoReady Foundation In 002 Vanilla
30ml sized product best used within 24Months of purchase
RRP - £12.99

If you have fair skin i would recommend either the product in Vanilla or shell; I have been using the vanilla for a long time and have purchased this on more than one occasion because it was wonderful to work with. I pump the product onto the back of my hand and with using a buffing brush i then work the foundation upwards into my skin, it has a lovely full coverage with spf 20 and is also fragrance free and oil free too. Photochromatic pigments that are within the foundation are used to bend and reflect light to help erase every flaw and is such a difference when in different lighting with such a matte effect. This leaves the skin with a soft finish and light feel. Perfect for those special occasions, for brides and for photoshoots!

Swatch of Revlon Photo-Ready in shade Vanilla 



Next recommended foundation;

Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum In shade 51 Vanille Clair 
30ml sized product best used within 12months of purchase
RRP- £10.99

It's marketed as 'gel foundation' but I feel that the consistency is more liquid; and i feel that Bourjois is one of the few brands which provide a good match for pale skin tones. The colouring is slightly yellow, which helps to neutralise my skin tone. The coverage is good and can be built upon, helping to tackle my tired skin, without making it dry. I apply it with a buffing brush, but due to the consistency it does need to be well blended. The appearance is clear, healthy and glowing skin, just like it promises! 

Swatch of Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum In Shade 51 Vanille Clair



My Last recommended foundation is;

Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation in "I'm pure 4 sure" Ivory
30ml sized product best used within 12months of purchase
RRP - £24.50

This has been my newest purchase and it was a couple of months ago that i was browsing the benefit counter and was told about this new foundation that had recently been brought out. Unsure i told the polite make-up consultant about how i feel when trying new foundation when having such pale skin and hoping to make a match she helped link up this shade for me. Application was smooth and felt so nice preferably to use with a foundation brush as this has a light to medium build up coverage so blending is essential; It actually felt very light on the skin and felt as if my skin was breathing more and not clogging up the pores. Once it was applied it shown more of a healthy complexion to the skin and i was determined to purchase it and is now what i use all the time!

Swatch of Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation in "Im pure 4 sure" Ivory


------------------------------------------------------------

Here is the pressed powder i would recommend for fair skin;

Hello Flawless Powder Cover-up in "I love me" Ivory
7.0g product
RRP - £24.50


From having my small makeover of the oxygen wow the make-up consultant also used this powder over the top which nicely sealed the foundation giving it a flawless and matte look which i adore! It can also be known that the powder can also be used alone as a foundation due to its build up coverage! This product also comes with a sponge and a brush to give you a different application that will leave your skin glowing and well covered. Now i use this daily also using a powder brush i lightly brush it against the powder and using long strokes over the face to even out and then i use the sponge applicator to gently pat onto any blemishes. I would recommend this for fair skin especially this tone due to its natural appearance once applied!

Preview of the powder with brush and sponge which comes with it


------------------------------------------------

Hope my tips & recommendations have given you some advice and ideas but just remember to love and accept yourself that's all what matters :) 

          
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