Does anyone know where you can get foundation make up samples from?
My face is darker than my neck and chest, I am generally quite pale. A while ago I went to Boots and was given a foundation to use and they colour matched it with my neck line, but when outside it looked so much darker than my neck even without using much of it, and it didn't last all day.
I tried going to benefits and the assistant their struggled to find a match to my face as nothing was pale enough so I found myself going for Rimmel lasting finish 25 hour which is brilliant but cannot find it in the shade I need. Currently using Ivory and by applying only a little bit it looks too dark.
I just want to find something that won't make my face look 5 times darker than my neck, but can't keep spending money in the process of finding something!
Go to a department store like House of Fraser or Debenams or any large branch of Boots and approach the stand for the foundation you want. I find Chanel B10, Bobbi Brown Alabaster, Mac NC15 and Dior 010 match my impossibly pale skin very well! The assistant usually won't offer a sample as they're looking for a quick sale but for every new foundation I try, I ask for a sample after I have been matched. Simply say you want to see how it looks in natural light or it's staying power and they will almost definitely be happy to provide you with a sample!
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Try Lily Lolo. It's mineral powder that comes down to the palest shades I've found, and having milkbottle Irish skin I've done a lot of searching. They do samples as well and although I think they only stock online the postage is ridiculously fast.
Bobbi Brown do some great pale shades, I'm NW15 in MAC (the palest warm shade available) but I'm the second palest shade in Bobbi Brown which is Porcelain (0). They do an alabaster shade (00) which is super pale!