The Skin Base foundation is inspired by the super-hyped BB creams, that are supposed to be a miracle, all-in-one product.
So how wonderful is Illamasqua Skin Base foundation?
It certainly softens the skin and provides a great coverage. I have problem with large pores but they are barely visible after a round with this foundation, which is something no foundation has ever helped me with before. Other foundations also tend to cause my skin to break out, but not this one.
One thing that you should be aware of before buying this foundation though, is that a regular foundation brush, like Sigma F60, is hard to use when applying SB. I didn't find this very disturbing though since I already have a routine to first apply the foundation with the Sigma F60 brush and then buff it into my skin with a Sigma F50 duo fibre brush to get rid of any "stripes".
I have a lot of problems with redness and as you can see this foundation gets rid of that as well as pores. :) When I had powdered my skin it was so smooth that the camera had a hard time focusing on it!
So let's make a list...
Suitable for: All skin types
Coverage: Medium - Full (Buildable)
Colors availabe: 26 different shades, from white to dark brown
Amount: 30 ml 1 FL OZ. The bottle looks tiny but, trust me, you need a ridiculously small amount to cover your face!
Price: £27 at www.illamasqua.com
Will buy again? Most certainly!
Was there anything I didn't like about this foundation? Yes, one thing, but that's a problem I haven't been able to solve with any foundation or primer I've tried yet. The skin on my nose gets dry and "flakey" whenever I use foundation or primer, and this foundation is no exception for that.
This foundation will definitely get top marks from me! :)
Have any of you guys tried Illamasqua Skin Base foundation and what did you think of it?
I hope this review has been helpful for those of you out there having thoughts about trying Illamasqua Skin Base foundation! Thank you so much for reading and hope to see you soon! :)