Sunday, January 08, 2017
All images are from Google
I'm so pale, I never tan and I rarely burn! The world is full of problems that are far more serious but here are some of the problems that myself and my fellow fair/pale skinned people can relate to and some makeup inspiration from gorgeous pale skinned celebrities (although Dita Von Teese looks positively tanned!). 

1. The lightest shade of foundation is at least two shades too dark even during the summer months 

2. You blend seamlessly into white walls, furniture, clothing...

3. Summer is not your friend - you either burn to a crisp or walk around looking like a ghost 

4. Tan envy that never fades, along with your dependency on sunscreen

5. Black liner can make you look like a emo kid from the 00's 

6. The slightest redness makes you look like a tomato 

7. "You're so pale"....really, I didn't notice 

8. When you create a halloween look and the white foundation matches you perfectly 

9. Trying to match your face to your neck is harder than creating perfectly symmetrical winged liner

10. Self tan makes you look like you've been bathing in orange fanta

11. Bright lights make you look invisible or like Voldemort *it's not a good look*

12. Being compared to someone who has a very slight tan and looking paler than paper - cue laughter

13. Vein/bruise city, they show up as if my skin is transparent 

14. I'm not a goth, emo, ghost or vampire - it's just my skin colour 

15. But in the end, its not all bad being so pale as long as you stay in the shade, only buy from Illamasqua, never go on a sunbed and constantly wear SPF 50...

Do you have any pale problems? Any tips? 


  1. Everyone always goes "you look really pale do you feel well?" I love being pale but gosh it is annoying sometimes!

    Lauren x

  2. I actually love wearing white clothing because it makes me look less white haha! great post :)


  3. I'd say it must be tough at times being pale but I am happy to see that it is being embraced in the beauty industry. I would rather see girls staying true to themselves then see awful fake orange tan. Porcelain skin is actually beautiful x

    Beauty with charm

  4. I am not that pale, and more olive based, but I think porcelain skin is so beautiful! As your pictures proove.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  5. Yep I can definitely relate, I'm so much paler than everyone else in my family so in family photos it looks like I'm a vampire or a ghost or something. Number 2 made me laugh as well because if I take blog photos in front of a white wall I literally disappear when I go to edit the shots! haha

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

  6. So true, dealing with it since forever. Still, I'm trying to embrace it.


  7. Haha yes, these are all totally me! Especially the tomato xD!

    Style Sunrise☀


  8. Every year when winter rolls around and I bring out the dark lipstick I get so many comments on how pale I am. Really? I hadn't noticed haha


  9. I could easily relate to this. Lucky for me in the last two years i realise just how easily i tan when i go to the beach without even trying to do so. So while i know the pain of being pale i now see the ease people with tan skin have. The one thing that frustrates me to no end however is constantly having to shade switch. When i first got tanned ALL my foundations were to pale for me, so then i purchased some tanner shades but as i got close to winter the tan ones were to dark and the pale ones were still too pale.





  10. I can so relate to this! But pale is interesting, right? x

    Sick Chick Chic

  11. Emo kid from the 00s is the ideal

  12. I can relate to this so well, i have to tan every Friday or people ask me if i'm feeling OK..

    Much love,


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