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Monday 15 February 2016

Illamasqua Skin Base

After being matched at an Illamasqua counter and getting a sample pot, which I fell in love with, I thought it was about time I took the plunge and bought my first proper high end Foundation - if we exclude MAC. 

Skin Base is a light to medium coverage foundation, but can definitely be built up to be more of a full coverage foundation. It is inspired by Asian BB Creams which seem to be increasingly popular nowadays. The shade range is pretty decent, however the shade I was matched to is a little too dark for me which is extremely frustrating considering how much I paid for it. I find that the finish is not too matte and not too dewy, it is perfectly in the middle for me although I do still powder to make my T-Zone a bit more matte. In terms of staying power it is pretty decent. I don't tend to wear my foundation for longer than 8 hours so I cannot say, but for me it did start to wear a bit round the nose as the day went on. 

I love the bottle for this foundation, its a squeezy bottle and the shape is very unique to Illamasqua. One other complaint I do have is that you really don't get that much product considering the price you pay, especially when there are foundations just as good on the high street. If you have the money to spend I do recommend purchasing Skin Base, although I do think there are plenty of other good foundations on the high street if it is a bit out of your price range. 

I will definitely be saving Skin Base for nights out or important events, but will definitely have to invest in the Body Shop Lightening Drops to make it a bit more suited to my skin colour. It is available from the Illamasqua website here, at £32.50.

Have you tried Illamasqua Skin Base?

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