02/05/2013

The big pale skin BB cream hunt

As a pale faced lady, it can sometimes be tricky to find good foundations. The BB cream world is even more tricky as most are made in one shade. I've tested 5 different BB creams to see which one works best for pale skin. 

Testing these 5 BB creams
BB cream swatches
L-R GOSH, Deborah Milano, Dr Renaud, Ginvera, Dr Jart

GOSH* - This is the lightest of all the BB creams I've tried and matches perfectly on me. It's a very light texture - more of a tinted moisturiser than a BB cream. This comes in 5 shades and retails for £9.99.

Deborah Milano - Coming in 6 shades, this BB cream has a range that should match most people. Again, it has quite a light texture, but does offer a nice light coverage. It retails for £9.95 and can be bought online from their website.

Dr Renaud* - This BB cream smells like apricots (delicious!) and comes in 2 shades (the lightest is pictured). The texture is a little thicker, and offers light coverage. This one is more expensive at £25 for 50ml and unfortunately, even the lightest shade is a little too dark for me.

Ginvera - The first of the one shade products, the Ginvera BB cream offers a nice, creamy texture. It's far too dark for me, but may work for those of you that tan a little in the summer. 25ml retails for £18.

Dr Jart - This is the most 'traditional' BB cream formula I think, as it's much thicker than the others and offers a higher coverage. Sadly, it's one shade, and whilst this will work for most people, it's far too dark for my porcelain skin. It retails for £24 and can be found in most Boots stores.

There are lots of BB creams out there at the moment - next on my list to try are the Kiehls and REN ones. Fingers crossed they make light enough shades!

Have you tried any of these BB creams before? Any that I've missed that work for you?

*PR sample
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17 comments

  1. Great post! I tried the Ginvera one which is too dark for me but the Keihls lightest is perfect! We pale girls need to stick together.

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    1. I just managed to get a sample of Kiehl's lightest shade so fingers crossed that works :)

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  2. I'll definitely be trying the GOSH one when my spending ban is over - I've been looking for a pale enough BB cream forever now. I didn't think to look at that brand, so thanks.

    Nicola:
    www.curlandpearls.blogspot.co.uk
    @curlandpearls

    I'm acutally having a blogsale right now too: www.curlandpearls.blogspot.co.uk/p/blog-sale.html - I'd love for you to check it out, I have some amazing deals on there.
    xo

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    1. The GOSH one is great - perfect for really light skin x

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  3. I've never tried BB cream as I haven't heard anything good about them yet!

    Kelly || DayDreamsDaisyChains.com

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    1. I think each brand varies, so depends on what you're looking for x

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  4. Great post, Skin79 and MISSHA also do excellent options, MISSHA have shades and Skin79 Gold and Orange are both great for paler skin! Loving your blog following now!

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  5. The new Kiehls BB in fair would be great for you hun x

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  6. I'm really pale and my favourite bb cream is the bobbi brown one in their lightest shade. All the high street ones I've tried haven't been great colour wise and I had an allergic reaction to the number 7 one. X

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    1. Thanks for the tip - will have to try that one x

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  7. The GOSH bb cream looks great but I think the rest would be too dark for me :( xx

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    1. yes, the GOSH one definitely came out the lightest! x

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  8. I can't believe how dark a few of those are seeing as they are their lightest shades!
    I think the GOSH suits you perfectly.

    I use the Garnier BB cream and have found that works well, I have quite light skin too so finding a shade can be tricky!

    Lyndsay
    www.fizzypeaches.com

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    1. it's difficult finding light ones - the 'lightest' is often not very light! x

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  9. I stumbled across this old post of yours - so helpful!
    I might give GOSH BB cream a try, it looks really pale, which is perfect for me :)

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