foundations for pale skin

Sephora customers often prefer the following products when searching for foundations for pale skin.

If you have pale skin, you know that it's not always easy to find the right foundation. But the right one can make your skin look healthy and radiant. Here are some great options for foundations for pale skin.

Bobbi BrownLimited Edition Lunar New Year Sheer Finish Pressed Powder

Size: 0.38 oz / 10.7 g·ITEM: 2631992

Color: Pale Yellow - a very light yellow

4 Reviews


Perfect match to my skin tone. I have Norwegian Italian Irish skin so it is very hard for me to find a color match for my skin tone. ...It keeps my liquid foundation in place all day and does not look cakey!

What it is: A pressed powder that sets and perfects foundation for a smooth, flawless finish in limited-edition packaging.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, and sulfates SLS & SLES. It is also vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

What Else You Need to Know: The unique, yellow base complements all skin tones to create a natural-looking tone—it even looks natural on pink complexions. Sheer Finish Pressed Setting Powder comes with a powder puff. The powder is wrapped in a peony Lunar New Year design that symbolizes personal evolution and flourishing good fortune.

Laura MercierSmooth Finish Foundation Powder

Size: 0.3 oz/ 9.2 g·ITEM: 1530518

Color: 2W1 - 6 (medium Beige with yellow undertones)

694 Reviews


I'd rather use a liquid foundation in that case and save myself the trouble....I have SUPER pale skin and issues finding concealer/foundation/powder that isn't too pink or too yellow.

What it is: A lightweight, oil-free powder foundation that can be applied dry or wet for custom coverage and matte or natural finish.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, and fragrance.

What Else You Need to Know: This foundation reduces the appearance of shine, evens the look of skin tone, hydrates, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores. It feels light and fresh, wears all day, and stays color-true. The compact includes a sponge applicator.


OMG this is AMAZING (and totally worth the hefty price tag)! I have super dry skin and usually powder foundations don’t work for me. ...I love this foundation powder cover as well It has great coverage and is good for oily skin and I received compliment that my skin felt like porcelain.

What it is: A buildable powder foundation with a soft, moisturizing texture for skin-enhancing coverage.

Pressed Powder

SPF: 30

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: This foundation’s creamy, silky texture captures the benefits of a liquid foundation in a light-as-air powder. The long-wearing, non-drying formula melts into skin to blur imperfections, visibly soften fine lines, and create a more even-toned appearance.

tarteAmazonian clay blurring powder foundation

Size: 0.28 oz / 8 g·ITEM: 2641371

Color: 32H Medium Honey - medium skin with warm, peach undertones

43 Reviews


My HG powder foundation...I’ve been on the hunt for a powder foundation that doesn’t look like, well, powder. I love the ease of the powder foundations I used in my younger years. ...Tarte has the best powder foundations...If you’re a powder foundation tarte has the best in my opinion.

What it is: A bestselling foundation, now in a powder.

Coverage: Medium

Finish: Matte

Formulation: Pressed Powder

Highlighted Ingredients:

- Amazonian Clay: Nature’s perfect ingredient for better, longer, truer wear.

- Hyaluronic Acid: Intensely hydrates.

- Vitamin E: A natural preservative, emollient, and antioxidant that calms redness and irritation.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, mineral oil, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, triclocarban, and triclosan. It is also vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.

MAKE UP FOR EVERMini HD Skin Hydra Glow Skincare Foundation with Hyaluronic Acid

Size: 0.4 oz / 12 mL·ITEM: 2738201

Color: 4N62  - Almond - for deep skin with neutral undertones

58 Reviews


I’ve tried sooo many foundations for dry skin and this is by far my favorite! ...It’s definitely more light coverage than medium (which I knew going in and wanted) and I mainly bought this for a foundation with Hyaluronic acid in it. Colour match is good for someone very pale, definitely not a long wear foundation, I notice creasing a couple hours in smile lines and near the eyes

What it is: An 86 percent skincare-based foundation with medium coverage and a naturally luminous finish that hydrates, smooths appearance, and visibly plumps and brightens skin rapidly and over time.

Coverage: Medium



Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hydra-Skin Booster Complex™: Mimics the hydrating effect of a sheet mask.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance.

What Else You Need to Know: Inspired by skincare sheet masks

Wander BeautyWanderlust Powder Foundation

Size: 0.31 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 1856863

Color: Deep - very deep with cool brown undertones

295 Reviews


Love the coverage. It also makes my skin feel softer, I swear. Glad I finally tried this brand out!!...I’m a very pale redhead so I have the lightest shade and I must say it provides good coverage without looking heavy and doesn’t make me look even paler, which is a problem I’ve had with other foundations before.

✔ Medium

Skin type:
✔ Normal
✔ Dry
✔ Combination
✔ Oily

✔ Matte

What it is:
An innovative, hydrating, ultra-fine powder foundation with globally sourced, skin-loving ingredients that glide on and last all day.

What it does:
Wanderlust Powder Foundation provides full coverage with an incredibly natural-looking finish. The lightweight and ultra-fine powder absorbs excess oil and minimizes pores without ever looking cakey. It’s infused with aloe leaf extract to moisturize skin and restore suppleness while hibiscus flower extract evens out your skin tone and increases the look of your skin’s elasticity.

Fashion FairSkinFlex Stick Foundation

Size: 0.32 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 2476711

Color: Ebony Goddess - deep with cool undertones

58 Reviews


Great Stick Foundation...This foundation goes on beautifully. Doesn’t enhance your pores like most cream/stick foundations. ...It's a great brand and foundation. Quit cryin....There are hundreds, if not thousands of brands that cater to pale people. There are nearly none that cater to the richness of deeper skin tones (most nonBlack companies only create warm toned deeper foundations ignoring cool toned dark skin - and yes, i say black companies b/c though there are deeper skinned people all over the world, most of their products focus on being paler).

What it is: A lightweight, creamy, blendable foundation stick that delivers high-pigment coverage with a natural, semi-matte finish.

Coverage: Full



Laura MercierTranslucent Pressed Setting Powder

Size: 0.3 oz/ 9 g·ITEM: 2107845

Color: Translucent

88 Reviews


A COMPACT: that delivers exactly what it promises leaves skin looking airbrushed and does not cause me to breakout or look pale. ...I also have dry skin so I was worried it would further dry my skin and make my foundation look cakey, but it doesn’t at all.

What it is:
A high-performance translucent powder that sets makeup for lasting wear without weight or texture, in a convenient, portable compact that's perfect for touch-ups on the go.

What it does:
Prolong the wear of your makeup while staying color-true throughout the day with this high-performance, translucent powder. This lightweight formula sets and perfects makeup with a shine-free, natural-matte, velvety finish for up to 12 hours. This no-flashback formula means you'll look great in photos, and it creates a soft-focus effect to smooth away the look of fine lines and imperfections. It’s available in two shades designed to look and feel natural on all skin tones.

Iconic LondonSuper Smoother Blurring Skin Tint

Size: 1 oz / 30 mL·ITEM: 2609121

Color: Golden Tan

134 Reviews


I am very white and often certain shades make me look pale and this tint gives me a perfect summer glow with out feeling like I am wearing something on my skin. ...My forever foundation 🤍...I'm almost positive this is now my 'forever foundation!' I’m quite pale but I do self tan all year long so I went up a shade from fair to light.

What it is: A lightweight, ultra-hydrating skin tint that delivers a blurred and flawless, satin-matte, second-skin, long-wearing finish for up to 12 hours.

Coverage: Light



Highlighted Ingredients:
- Plant-Derived Amino Acids: Hydrate and condition skin for a smoother, plumper appearance.
- Pea Extract: Promotes skin elasticity and firmness.
- Peach Flower Extract: Protects skin against the harmful effects of free radicals.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens. It is also vegan and cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Bridging the gap between skincare and makeup, this skin tint hydrates like a hero while delivering light to medium cov

MAKE UP FOR EVERReboot Active Care Revitalizing Foundation

Size: 1.01 oz/ 30 mL·ITEM: 2308542

Color: R560 - Chocolate - for deep skin with very red undertones

955 Reviews


I've been searching for a foundation that feels good on my face, covers without sinking into fine lines or accentuating pores, and is actually a shade to match my extremely pale skin. ...I love this foundation! It perfectly matches my super pale skin, it goes on smoothly, it’s buildable, and it stayed on all day!

What it is: A skin revitalizing foundation that adds a radiant, satin finish while hydrating, smoothing, and firming the skin for up to 24 hours.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Radiant

Formulation: Liquid

Skin Type: Normal and Dry

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Ginseng: Supports natural collagen.
- Camellia Japonica: Helps to support skin’s natural glow.
- Mondo Grass: Helps to support the skin’s protective barrier.

What Else You Need to Know: This foundation is ideal for normal to dry skin types and nurtures tired-looking skin over time by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and increasing hydration for up to 24 hours.

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“Had been wanting to try this for years and finally found a bronzer that looks natural On my super pale skin”
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“I've been using this and a couple of the other colours for about a year now and I live it. I'm really hard on lipsticks, and generally dont remember to reapply lipsticks, but this formula is so smooth, moisturizing, and lovley I reapply all the time”
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