I heard about this foundation on Lisa Eldridge's website. She said it was a good option for people who are very fair and, since I am on an endless quest to find a foundation pale enough for me, I ordered it from Feel Unique.
There are only six shades and I chose the lightest neutral shade - Honey Beige.
First, it is the only makeup item made by Fuji Film, which I thought was pretty cool. It is supposed to adjust to any light you wear it in. It is also SPF 25.
I'm not going to beat around the bush. This foundation is hands down THE BEST I have ever tried. It looks so beautiful once applied that I literally cannot believe it.
It comes in a red pump bottle. It has a gel like consistency and there is no discernible fragrance. It takes half a pump to do my whole face. The pigment in it is super fine and I apply a VERY thin layer throughout the center panel of my face and then blend it to the edge. It has really good coverage and yet it looks like I am not wearing anything at all. Also, it sets pretty quickly and when I touch my face it isn't sticky or even tacky.
I have tried foundation in ranges from Lancôme, Bobbi Brown, Koh Gen Do, Yves St. Laurent, and - at the lower end - Bourjois. I have not seen anything that even compares to this in terms of quality, coverage, color, and the ability to look completely natural.
I am not in the U.K. and had to order it sight unseen, but Astalift does send out samples of their foundation if you request it.
If you are super pale, you should definitely give this a try.
"Embrace a new luminosity with Astalift's breakthrough Light Analyzing Moisture Foundation. By recognising changes in light to absorb and reflect in the best way, shadows and fine lines are smoothed and skin looks naturally radiant in any light.
Infused with anti-ageing skincare benefits, Astalift Light Analysing Moisture Foundation contains SPF 25, the powerful antioxidant – Astaxanthin* and various types of collagen also found within the ASTALIFT skincare range to keep your skin in optimum condition.
Light Analyzing Technology:
Light Analyzing Powder, a key component within the foundation allows it to mimic the way light is naturally absorbed and reflected by the skin to help maintain a consistent natural looking complexion in varying light conditions.
When light hits the surface of the skin, blue light is absorbed by melanin and yellow light is absorbed by haemoglobin. The unique Light Absorption Technology within Astalift's Light Analysing Moisture Foundation absorbs blue and yellow tones in light, which leaves the foundation looking natural when applied on to the skin.
*contained in the Haematococcus Pluvialis Oil"
- Rose Beige is suitable for very fair skin with pink undertones
- Honey Beige is suitable for very fair skin with neutral undertones
- Sunny Beige is suitable for very fair skin with yellow undertones
- Ivory is suitable for fair skin with neutral undertones
- Sand is suitable for medium skin with neutral undertones
- Caramel is suitable for Olive skin with neutral undertones
Sounds great eh? Its crap unless you happen to be a vampire or zombie. Im NC20ish and consider myself "light" so I bought "Ivory" and "Sand" which are their suggestions for light and for medium skin. Both are chalky to the max and glowy like a jack-o-lantern! Srsly I glow in the dark Im sure. Might be nice for highlighting if I needed yet another highlighter, but for $42USD Na-ah. Waste of money.