I have wanted to try this product for SUCH a long time, I am still unsure why it has taken me so long to finally try it. I settled into a patch of only using MAC’s Face & Body which I still love dearly but had a tendency to come off throughout the day so because of that I decided to take the plunge and purchase this.
Today I am reviewing Illamasqua’s most famous product: Skin Base Foundation. I picked this up from Selfridges in London for £27. You can buy it from an Illamasqua counter or online.
Illamasqua’s description of Skin Base Foundation is as follows:
“Inspired by the cult Asian market Beauty Balm creams, Skin Base Foundation is a brand new, refined formula unlike anything on the UK market. Easily blendable, it effortlessly creates a perfect complexion, and like the entire Illamasqua foundation range, is undetectable in a professional HD environment. Suitable for all skin types, it smoothes, softens and conditions your skin whilst providing natural, buildable coverage.
The Ultimate ‘Skin Realism’ Foundation.“
I love Ilamasqua products and especially their foundations as they have SUCH a huge range of shades including pure white or jet black, no matter how pale or dark you are you will find a shade. They also have an amazing shade comparison chart (available HERE)
I was also given a product called Skin Base Mixer which is a highly pigmented cream product, I chose a shade in a dark brown which is PERFECT to contour with. They also had them in pure white and corrective shades. This was free although I am not sure if you get these when you buy online.
I love the packaging, it is a very thick plastic bottle, although once it starts to run low I am unsure how easy it will be to get the last of the product out.
It has a medium buildable coverage which NEVER looks cakey on my combination skin. I love how effortless the coverage is and how natural it looks. This foundation covers amazingly but lets your skin shine through.
Here I am wearing shade 7 which is a PERFECT match for my pale skin.