I too am always the palest shade in the foundations. I tried the palest white and it was NOT natural; I looked deathly. I recommend the 115 which you can get from the Illamasqua website; shipping from the UK doesn't really take long. I can wear the 120 shade and that works fine for me.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
(Coal Country, PA)
The palest shade that I believe is natural looking is 120. Its basically white with a pink tint. The pink was the only thing that didn't match my very pale skin. I am a cool blue/pink base skin tone (basically translucent). I am currently looking to try their next shade up 133 which is a neutral undertone. I am hoping that no yellow is within it, for that won't work with my skin. But yeah, I'd say 120 is the lightest natural looking. Anything lower will likely be to paper white and un-skin like.
Shade 110 is too light for me, and I am albino (literally). Unless you are into a Gothic type look, I would not recommend this for daily wear, except maybe as a highlighter. I suppose if you buff it a LOT with a good brush you will spread it thin enough to not be so white, at which point you will have made it very sheer coverage... but it certainly is not a natural skin tone; I mean I have no melanin in my skin and it was too white for me. If you use it very very lightly, with blusher, bronzer, neutral lipstick and dust a powder over the top, it would be wearable on extremely pale people, but do not expect this to match your skin without you adding a lot of color with other products.
answered 5 years, 10 months ago
Shade 110 is the Palest Skin Tone Color and has slight Pink Undertones, it almost looks totally White in the pan but buffs-out to such a soft airbrushed Porcelain look, however the Brush you use makes a huge difference in the results you get. The consistancy of this Cream Foundation is very buildable and it depends on how much coverage you desire. Illamasqua does actually make Shade100 which is totally Pure White, but it's really not a Skin Tone Color for daily street wear... Try the 110 Shade and a good brush, you'll love it!
The lightest shade is really pale, but with a pink undertone to it so that it doesn't look completely white. When I first put it on, I actually thought it was too pale (which is rare for me!) but after blending it out it really looked natural. What's great is that my face finally matches my neck...no more orange face or visible foundation lines.
Hope this helps!