Dewy foundations for pale, dry skin with acne?

klb4556

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I would also really like it if it were more on the natural side or at least cruelty free!

I am very very fair but also have a neutral undertone ( leaning more yellow). Thank you!!
 

sdkitty

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ELF flawless finish. Cruelty free, oil free. You might think a foundation at this price would be junk but it's quite nice. Check out the review on Paula's Choice.
 

Miss Krys

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I would also really like it if it were more on the natural side or at least cruelty free!

I am very very fair but also have a neutral undertone ( leaning more yellow). Thank you!!
Some of the higher-end options to consider would be: Urban Decay's Naked Skin (cruelty-free), NARS Luminous (cruelty-free), NARS Sheer Glow (cruelty-free), and MAC's Studio Sculpt, and Too Faced's Born This Way (cruelty-free and vegan-friendly). All will give you a naturally radiant finish with medium to full coverage and are formulated so as not to antagonize acne.
Good dupes at the drugstore would be: L'Oreal's Infallible Pro-Glow, Maybelline's Fit Me dewey and smooth line, and Revlon's Colour Stay. Again, all of these will give you a naturally luminous finish with medium to full coverage and will not irritate your acne.
 
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I'm very pale with somewhat dry skin, and I love NARS Sheer Glow. They even make a shade that's too pale for me, and that NEVER happens, lol!
 

pmburk

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I'm fair with dry skin, and I like the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint or Healthy Skin foundations. Rimmel Lasting Finish is another drugstore cheapie with nice coverage & a satin finish. Sorry, I don't know if either of those are cruelty free.
 

sdkitty

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you'd think if ELF and Wet N Wild can produce products w/o testing on animals, the bigger companies (L'Oreal) could. Kind of frustrating as the own so many reasonably priced drug store lines. I signed a petition regarding this. Don't know if they pay attention but I feel kind of guilty buying their products.
 

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you'd think if ELF and Wet N Wild can produce products w/o testing on animals, the bigger companies (L'Oreal) could. Kind of frustrating as the own so many reasonably priced drug store lines. I signed a petition regarding this. Don't know if they pay attention but I feel kind of guilty buying their products.
Any cosmetics brand selling in China is required to do animal testing. Since most brands don't want to give up that huge market, they do it.
 
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ScoutMinion

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I would defo recommend NARS Sheer Glow!
I have dry skin and i currently use Armani Luminous Silk. I also have pale yellow-toned skin, and find most drug store brands are very pinky/peachy toned.
However NARS & Armani have very nice yellow toned foundations, Sheer Glow is really nice and dewy whereas LS is more of a natural finish.

NARS is cruelty free.
 

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I really like the Eve Lom tinted moisturiser. It gives a very nice glow but it is only medium coverage so I use concealer (pat the concealer into my acne scars) and then set it with powder by pressing the powder into the skin.
 

luvprada

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you'd think if ELF and Wet N Wild can produce products w/o testing on animals, the bigger companies (L'Oreal) could. Kind of frustrating as the own so many reasonably priced drug store lines. I signed a petition regarding this. Don't know if they pay attention but I feel kind of guilty buying their products.
Tarte, Too faced, Urban Decay and Smash box are all Cruelty-Free