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10 Best Foundations for Fair Skin with Pink Undertones: Reviews & Buying Guide

by  Doris Harris -  Last Updated On 15th December 2020

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Have you ever thought that a foundation matched your skin in the bottle, but when testing it found out that it looked totally unnatural?

This could all be down to your undertones— the natural hues under the surface of your skin.  These can typically be cool, warm or neutral, and whether you have fair skin or dark skin, you could still have any undertone.

This means it can be difficult to find the perfect foundation as there are differing shades for fair skin with different undertones. If you think you have pink undertones, that means that you have cool tones. Cool undertones may also include bluish hues, while warm undertones refer to more yellowy, peachy or golden hues.

How can you tell which undertones you have? There are several home tests you can do such as seeing whether you suit gold or silver jewellery better. Gold suggests warm and silver suggests cool, while rose gold may mean neutral undertones. You can also look at your veins.

If they look green, this suggests warm undertones, while blue suggests cool ones and if you are not sure then they could be neutral. Foundation is more likely to show up strongly on pale skin with pink undertones so it is best to go for light, natural shades with pink tones and avoid dark or orange shades.

Pink undertones may also cause redness and can be neutralized with beige tones. But with so many shades on offer, all this can be a tricky business. So we have searched the market to find the best shades for you. Read on for the ten best foundations below for pale skin with pink undertones.

10 Best Foundation for Fair Skin with Pink Undertones (2020 Update)

1. NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Total Control Drop Foundation, Light

Number one on the list is a buildable liquid foundation that gives you an amazing sheer finish— all at an affordable price. The shade ‘Light’ is ideal for a pale skin tone and works perfectly to match pink undertones, while evening out the skin tone.

We love the dropper top that allows you to adjust the number of drops based on if you want a higher or lower coverage. It leaves your face and neck looking totally even and smooth and blends easily with other makeup like concealer, contour and blush.

We love that the NYX Professional brand is also totally cruelty-free and acknowledged by PETA.

Key features:

  • Liquid foundation
  • Sheer to high coverage
  • Dropper top
  • Shade Light


  • Great for pale skin and pink undertones
  • Drop top means you can control coverage
  • Cruelty free and vegan makeup brand


  • Some people thought the consistency was too thin
  • Some people prefer not having a dropper top

2. L’Oreal Paris Makeup True Match Super-Blendable Liquid Foundation, Ivory Beige C2 5

L’Oreal’s True Match foundation can be blended super-easily so it will match your skin tone for the most natural finish. It works to match your undertone and this means the shades are some of the truest and natural that we’ve found.

We think the shade C2.5 Ivory Beige is perfect for those with pale skin and pink undertones. The cool palette will give you great coverage and brighten your skin without looking over the top. The oil-free formula means it won’t clog your pores or leave you with an oily finish.

We also love that it has SPF 17 to keep your skin protected from sun damage!

Key features:

  • Liquid foundation
  • Natural to full coverage
  • SPF 17
  • Shade Ivory Beige C2.5


  • Incredibly natural finish
  • Oil-free blendable formula
  • Brightens skin


  • Some people struggled to get full coverage
  • Some people found it could be drying for their skin type

3. COVERGIRL & Olay Simply Ageless 3-in-1 Liquid Foundation, Fair Ivory

Want a foundation that particularly targets fine lines and wrinkles and turns back the clock to leave you looking youthful? Check out the amazing Simply Ageless foundation from COVERGIRL and Olay that improves your skin tone and tackles dark circles.

The hydrating formula firms skin with its hyaluronic complex and VItamin C. It leaves you with a high coverage that blurs imperfections and leaves your skin feeling plumped, smooth and hydrated. The shade Fair Ivory is perfect for those fair skinned beauties that need to match pinkier undertones.

Key features:

  • Liquid Foundation
  • Full coverage
  • Shade Fair Ivory


  • Perfect for aging skin
  • Blurs dark circles, hydrates and plumps
  • High coverage that lasts all day


  • Some found it didn’t blend well for them
  • Some found the pump bottle stopped working effectively

4. Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation, Pouch Format, Fair Porcelain

Do you have normal to oily skin? Then why not try America’s number 1 foundation for this skin type, the Maybelline Fit Me Matte foundation. It has a mattifying formula that works to cover pores and leave your skin looking smooth and oil-free.

It offers medium coverage so leaves you looking natural and the stay power means that it lasts all day. It comes in an easy-squeeze pouch which means that you can get even the last drop unlike many other formats.

The shade Fair porcelain is perfect for people with pale skin and matches well with pink skin tones although there are many shades available to choose from.

Key features:

  • Liquid Foundation
  • Medium coverage
  • Pouch format
  • Shade 102 Fair Porcelain


  • Perfect for oily skin
  • Poreless finish
  • Non Comedogenic and suitable for sensitive skin


  • Not ideal for those with very dry skin
  • Some people don’t like the pouch packaging

5. Clinique Even Better Makeup Broad Spectrum Spf15 Evens & Correct Foundation, Fair

For a high quality, evening and clarifying foundation, check out the Clinique Even Better foundation. It is lightweight and dreamy to apply on the skin and visibly reduces the appearance of age spots in 4 to 6 weeks.

It is developed by dermatologists and has an oil-free formula which sits smoothly on the skin and looks and feels totally natural. We love that it includes SPF 15 so that you don’t have to apply make-up over heavy or greasy sunblock. The shade Fair is perfect for light skin tones with pink undertones.

Key features:

  • Liquid foundation
  • Light to medium coverage
  • SPF 15
  • Shade Fair


  • Evens skin tone
  • Reduces appearance of age spots
  • Oil-free formula


  • Some thought the coverage was too light
  • More expensive than some other brands

6. Burt’s Bees Goodness Glows Liquid Makeup, Porcelain

The shade porcelain of Burt’s Bees’ Goodness Glows foundation was developed especially for fair skin with cool, pink undertones. It will match your skin tone in a natural way and offers medium to full coverage without looking obvious or cakey.

We love that this product is packed full of amazing, nourishing ingredients like Meadowfoam Seed Oil which is responsibly sourced. It is easy to apply and is a 98.9% natural mineral makeup that moisturizes the skin and evens your skin tone. The coverage is super blendable and buildable and lasts all day.

Key features:

  • Liquid Foundation
  • Medium to full coverage
  • Pump top
  • Shade Porcelain


  • Mineral makeup with nourishing ingredients
  • Buildable
  • No parabens phthalates, synthetic fragrances or silicones


  • If comes into contact with water or sweat can lose coverage
  • Not ideal for dry skin

7. wet n wild Photo Focus Foundation, Rose Ivory

The wet n wild Photo Focus Foundation specially matches all their shades to undertones. It provides flawless coverage and a matte finish leaving you with a ‘second-skin’ look that makes you totally photo-ready.

They even tested the foundation in seven different photo lightings to make sure you are selfie-perfect every time. We love how the brand is totally cruelty free and carries many vegan makeup products. The built in applicator top means it is easy to apply and easily buildable.

Key features:

  • Liquid foundation
  • Medium coverage
  • Applicator top
  • Shade Rose Ivory


  • Matte finish
  • Tested in photo lighting
  • Cruelty free


  • Medium coverage only
  • Some people didn’t like the applicator

8. Maybelline New York Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation Makeup, Fair Ivory

Are you looking for a dewy foundation that matches your pale skin tone, but don’t want to spend a fortune? If so, you will love the Maybelline Dewy and Smooth Foundation. The hydrating formula is perfect for normal to dry skin so won’t overdry your skin or leave it looking dry or flaky.

It includes nourishing Vitamin E that leaves your skin feeling soft and smooth. Stay protected with the included SPF 18, and don’t worry about irritation as the product is non-comedogenic. The shade is super natural and melts onto the skin for a flawless finish.

Key features:

  • Liquid foundation
  • Medium coverage
  • SPF 18
  • Shade 105 Fair Ivory


  • Hydrating formula
  • Flawless, natural finish
  • Protects from UV rays


  • Not suited for oily skin
  • Some people preferred a higher coverage

9. SKIN79 Super Plus Beblesh Balm Pink BB

If you have oily skin but you need long-lasting makeup, check out the SKIN79 Beblesh Balm. It is for people with pink undertones so will naturally match your skin tone. This is a light BB cream so it is perfect for people that want smoother skin without thick or cakey coverage.

It brightens and smooths away wrinkles, imperfections and dullness, and leaves your skin feeling totally refreshed. We love how it lasts all day too without your skin getting oily. It also has SPF 30 protection built in so you will be safe from UV rays. It is a little more expensive than some but worth it if you suffer from oily problem skin.

Key features:

  • BB cream liquid foundation
  • Light coverage
  • SPF 30
  • Shade Pink BB


  • Great for people with oily skin
  • Long lasting
  • Light natural coverage


  • Not great for those with dry skin
  • Only offers light coverage

10. Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Loose Powder Foundation, Classic Ivory 10

Calling all lovers of powder foundation. We love the Neutrogena Mineral Sheers foundation that is lightweight and buildable. It is perfect for evening out your skin tone, enhancing the clarity of your skin, and smoothing the texture.

The light reflecting pearls help create a natural-looking finish. It covers imperfections as well as calming redness, leaving your skin looking totally smooth. While at the same time it protects the health of your skin with nourishing ingredients like Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Vitamin E.

It is perfect for people with sensitive skin as it has no artificial fragrance.

Key features:

  • Loose powder foundation
  • Light coverage
  • Mineral foundation
  • Shade 10 Classic Ivory


  • Enhances skin clarity
  • Lightweight and breathable
  • Great for sensitive skin


  • Some people felt it accentuated pores
  • Some people received it without the brush

Things to consider before buying

What skin tone is pink?

If you have pink hues in your skin then your skin tone has cool undertones. Bluish hues are also cool undertones while peachy or golden hues are warm undertones.

Is Foundation supposed to be lighter or darker than your skin?

Generally speaking you should get a foundation one or two shades lighter than your natural skin tone. This will look more natural as well as help to brighten your skin tone, and is easiest to blend with other makeup to look most natural.

Why does my skin have a pink tint?

Your red blood cells, filled with hemoglobin, are the reason your skin has a pink hue. If you have cool undertones (pink or blue) then your skin may appear more pink than other peoples’ with warm undertones.

What is the best foundation color for fair skin?

Choose light foundation shades like neutral and ivory when buying for a fair skin tone. If you have pink undertones, find a shade that matches these.


Choosing the right foundation is important, as it can be the difference between a flawless, natural look and a too-dark disaster. Although pale skin with pink undertones can be tricky as makeup shows up easily, there are loads of great foundations and shade choices out there. Oily skin, dry, sensitive or anything else, there is something for you. Which one from the list did you like the best?

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