The Problem: The lightest shade of every foundation is still too dark…even when it looks right when you first put it on, in the sunlight, you appear to be wearing an orange mask.
Why: You’re most likely a natural blonde or redhead, flush easily, and are of Irish, Scottish, or English descent. Most of the lightest shades are made for those with a yellow undertone, but your undertone is pink or neutral (yellow + red = orange). Foundations also typically oxidize to a darker hue.
The Solution: Here are some extra-light foundations for pink undertones:
Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation in Light 42. It’s my new favorite. It’s oil-free , high coverage (it covers tattoos too!), long-wearing, and ridiculously pigmented.
Make Up Forever HD Foundation in #110. It’s incredibly natural-looking and true to color. Buildable coverage and oil-free.
Clinique Age Defense BB Cream. For a lighter coverage with an SPF of 30. It’s sheer enough to see your skin though it, and pigmented enough to even out your skin.