I've come to terms with the fact I'm quite pale over the years. But if you're pale too, you'll know the daily struggle of finding make up that doesn't make you look orange. Thankfully I've found a few bases recently that are great matches for my pale skin. I have three today - though there are more these are just current favourites.
The Maybelline SuperStay Better Skin Foundation in Light Beige is a current go to foundation for everyday. It gives medium coverage and is light enough to fit my skin tone. It gives enough coverage to cover my freckles and blemishes. I love the finish of this - it's very flawlessly natural - what we all wish we looked like when we woke up in the morning pretty much. It may be pale but it's still slightly darker than my skin tone naturally but it's close enough that it looks flattering and gives me a little more colour.
My other high street favourite is the Revlon Colour Stay Foundation in Buff. The coverage is medium again with this one though it can be built up to cover any problem areas. This one is also catered to dry skin - like i have - which means there isn't any awful sticking to my dry patches (not a good look!). The formula is lovely - it doesn't feel heavy on the face at all and lasts for ages without any need for touching up.
My favourite high end foundation is also my go-to for higher coverage too. It's the Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Shell. Like the others, it's not an exact match to my skin tone but a little bit darker and gives me a more glowing and healthy complexion than i naturally have. This has very full coverage - i normally save this for special occasions such as nights out as i feel it's a bit much for everyday. It stays in place really well - but can look a little shiny so i always set this with a powder. I always get compliments when i wear this on how healthy my skin looks so clearly, it's working!
If you have pale skin and want a foundation that's close to your skin tone, makes you look glowing but doesn't make you look like your trying to be an oomph loompa, I'd recommend any of the three above!