Yes! I am quite fair as well and I know the struggle lol. Heres a list of the fairest foundations I’ve come across.
- Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation in Soft Ivory
- Graftobian Hi Def Creme Foundation Palette in Ultra Lights
- Tarte Amazonian Full Coverage in Ivory
- Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in 1
- Mac Full Coverage in w10
- Mac Studio Fix in nw10
- Revlon ColorStay in 110 Ivory
- L’Oreal True Match in W1
- Makeup Forever Mat Velvet in 15
- Nars Sheer Glow in Siberia
- RCMA Cream Foundation in Porcelain
- Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in 13 (not a foundation but a great BB cream for very fair people)
- Mac Studio Fix Powder in nw10
- Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Soft Porcelain
- Ben Nye Luxury Powder in Cameo
- Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light (not really intended to set the entire face since its so stark white but if you’re fair enough go for it!)
- Loreal True Match Powder in w1
- Also, I really suggest setting with translucent powders over non translucent powders just because they don’t add any color, and its easy to work with that way with fair skin.
Pure White Foundations:, these are really great to use if you already have a foundation that you love but doesn’t come light enough, you can mix these in or just use them alone if you really want.
- Illamasqua Skin Base in 01 White
- Mac Full Coverage in White
I’m probably missing a lot of other really fair products but these just came off the top of my head, if anyone has any other recommendations feel free to respond with them! Hope this was helpful, sorry if this is a lot but I know a lot of other people are curious about fair foundations cause they can be tricky to find ones that really match and work!
NYX Butter Lipsticks $6. Super creamy, pigmented and some in tons of fun and neutral colors.
Rimmel Kate Moss Lipsticks (black packaging)/Rimmel Kate Moss Matte Lipsticks (red packaging) $5. Both are super pigmented and creamy. Even the matte shades are creamy and not drying for matte lipsticks.
Maybelline The Buffs Lipsticks $6. Price varies on drugstore. They have a nude for every single skin tone it’s awesome! Pinky nudes, beige nudes, warm nudes, deeper browns.
Maybelline Vivids Lipsticks $6. Super pigmented, creamy, rich shades.
Maybelline Color Elixirs $7. These liquid lipsticks have more a glossy finish. Almost like a super pigmented lipgloss but with better staying power. They have great shades from corals, bright pinks, pinky nudes and purples.
NYX Matte Lipsticks $6. Matte but not drying, awesome shade selection and creamy.
When it comes to wearing false lashes I have a few tips that will make applying/wearing false lashes MUCH easier :)
- Find lashes with a clear, flexible lash band. Lashes with a thick black band will be hard to apply, look noticeably fake and peel up through out the day because the band is too thick and wants to stay straight.
- Cut the band to fit your eye shape. Some lashes are too long so it not only makes it harder to apply but uncomfortable on the eye.
- Let the glue dry for 15-30 seconds before applying. This lets the glue get sticky and tacky so when you place it on the eyes it will stick and not get glue every where. If you don’t allow the glue to get tacky the glue will be super wet and smudge everywhere.
- Use tweezers to apply lashes. I wear lashes weekly for years and I still do this! It helps neatly press the edges of lashes into the outer and inner corner of the eyes.
Good luck babe! Once you get the hang of it you can apply lashes in 30 seconds :)
I’m currently enrolled in university working towards my degree! Mainly because if I do get a job in the beauty industry i’d prefer to work in the business or marketing side.
Some careers you might consider are
- Freelance Makeup Artists: Your own boss/hours, makeup artist for brides, proms, special occasions, etc.
- Makeup Artist/Sales Associate: You can be a makeup artists in some spas/hair salons or makeup artist for brand stores/counters.
- Theatre/Movie Makeup Artist: More dramatic styles of makeup with wigs, prosthetics, etc.
- Marketing/Sales/Development: Business side of beauty industry/development of products formulas.
- Esthetician/Dermatologist: Working in spas with skin care, massages, hair removal, skin consultant, etc.
Also keep in mind some beauty schools focus mainly on hair and little on makeup/skin so if you do want to do some sort of beauty school i’d recommend doing your research on schools in your area to see if they have something you’d want to do.
I think it’s really personal preference and want is important to you. Personally, I find having a degree under my belt pretty important so if I ever want to sway from beauty/makeup I have some other education for other jobs. But if you really want to be a makeup artist going to beauty school would be super helpful.
Beauty school is more quick so you can get to working faster, you can also try to find a summer beauty school program so you can do that during the summer and go to college during the fall/spring. You can even try to do both if you work your classes around beauty school!