Pale Girl Problems: Concealer

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Yet another issue with being a pale girl – finding a light enough concealer (without looking like a crazy person with dark orange spots all over my face). Honestly, I will forever be on the hunt for a light enough shade that actually covers my rosacea (redness) and acne prone skin. These three concealers are the best (read: lightest) I’ve tried:

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NYX HD Concealer Wand in CW01 Porcelain / Urban Decay 24/7  Concealer Pencil in CIA / Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer in Porcelain

The NYX HD Concealer is quite fluid and has a doe-foot wand for application. The lighter consistency is great for the under eyes because it is so blendable without becoming cakey. This concealer comes in some fantastic shades like green, purple, and yellow options for redness, sallow skin, and dark circles. The best part? It’s only $5. WINNER.

Coming in a bit higher price wise ($19), but in a fabulously travel-friendly stick formula, the Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil in CIA is another great option. This concealer is very thick (the thickest of the three), so depending on your preference this is either a good or bad trait. I like it for my “trouble spots” (aka I’m way too old for this ridiculous thing called acne) or redness around my nose. The only slight down-side to this formula is that it slightly peels/flakes when sharpening which is pretty wasteful. Other than that small flaw, this stuff if pretty great.

Per the pictures, the NYX HD concealer looks to be the lightest, but in reality the Kat Von D Tattoo Concealer is the lightest / most white / best for us pale girls. I have the lightest shade, Porcelain, although they have since changed the shade range names to the boring basic “Light / Medium / Deep” with a corresponding number.  I don’t know if they changed the formula, but I’m fairly certain they lessened the color range. Regardless of the name, the formula is amazing and this concealer actually does cover up tattoos (per a friend’s review). I mostly use this on acne and discoloration but  not so much under my eyes because the formula is just too thick for that area. It does have crazy, amazing pigmentation, so the tiniest dot will go a long way. This concealer is on the pricier side ($25), but well worth the price in my opinion. Kat Von D does not get enough recognition for her amazing makeup line; regardless of what anyone thinks of her personally, her makeup is top-notch. I wholeheartedly recommend her entire line.

NYX can be purchased at Ulta; Kat Von D can be purchased at Sephora; Urban Decay can be purchased at both Ulta and Sephora.

Good luck color matching, pale girls 🙂

Other posts from my “Pale Girl Problems” series:

Contouring / Foundation Matching / Pros to Being a Pale Girl


31 thoughts on “Pale Girl Problems: Concealer

  1. This came at just the right time! I have been struggling to find a concealer the circles under my eyes, and have been failing. Even at the mall, the sales lady couldn’t find a good shade for me. Thanks! I think I’ll try the NYX concealer first.


    • It’s pretty awesome! I find a lot of department store makeup counters rarely have colors/shades for us pale girls and the shades they do have are mostly yellow undertones! UGH. That’s why I love Sephora and Ulta with their 2324239 brand options. Good luck!


    • Really? That’s good to hear. I need a little slap back to the real world and need to stop being so “Woe is me, I’m pale.” Thank you for that. Bitch slap accepted!

      Good luck finding your shade! There are lots of great brands with wide shade ranges – try NARS!


      • I will thank you !!! Don’t worry dear .. We all have our own issue 🙂
        If we can’t find the right color makeuo looks “cakey” .. So fair or dark nothing works !! 🙂


    • But you have the lovely Collection concealers 🙂 I didn’t think I would be a pencil girl, but I quite like it!

      Have a fun holiday this weekend! I’ll email you back later this weekend/early next week!


  2. Hi lovely, finding the right concealer shade is the bane of my existence and don’t even get me started about formulations. I’m light to medium toned and still haven’t found something that ticks all the boxes…. grrr 🙂


  3. Its so great to know I’m not the only one! I’ve been using the MAC Prep+Prime in Radiant Rose and it took the place of a Bobbi Brown Corrector and Concealer for the last few months and love the results.
    I’m typically a NW10-NW15 and thought my options were pretty limited. I look forward to checking these out.


  4. So happy to see a post like this! I am a totally pale girl/ghost face. Ha! I love reading about other fair skinned ladies and what they are using. I will offer the suggestion that I splurged last year on the Kevyn Aucoin skin enhancer as a concealer. Some people use this all over their face, but I use as a concealer and under my eyes to brighten them. It really does look flawless on my pale skin and adds just the right about of brightening when I use under my eyes. It is a bit pricey($48)–but because I use as a concealer and not a foundation, it lasts for months!

    Also, the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Lightscapade looks absolutely stunning on fair skin!


    • Us pale girls have to help one another out 🙂

      I love Kevyn Aucoin products and have always been interested in the crazy expensive, tiny portion skin enhancer! I’ve honestly held off because of the price. Does it come in a shade light enough?!

      I have that MSF, but rarely use it! I was thinking about selling it, but maybe I’ll give it a try again. I’m just so in love with my Hourglass powders that I don’t know if I will ever go back…!


      • Yes, I am very fair and found a shade that matches well and blends beautifully. If you live near a Nordstrom you can go and test it out before you buy. It really has lasted me forever because the tiniest bit goes a long way!

        I haven’t heard of the Hourglass powders…maybe I need to try them out!


      • ENABLING – the best and worst part of beauty blogs 🙂 *Trots over to Nordstrom* Thanks for the rec!

        Buying a Hourglass powder will be the best thing you’ve done for yourself all year. You can thank me later 😉


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