I am a fair skinned Swedish woman who struggles with finding products that do not irritate my skin! Even big name brands like Mary Kay, Bare Minerals, and Clinique that offer all natural make-up, each of them have left my face in small red bumps! It is horrible! After doing some research I found a correlation between mica and irritation! Sterling products have very little mica and work wonderful on my skin! I highly recommend it!
Also, even though I am fair, I can still tan well and discovered that I actually am best suited with Sophie even though it may look a little dark! Sometimes buying a small sample of a lighter version of your foundation and mixing them is all it takes to make the perfect shade! Enjoy!