Hey! So today’s post is just my thoughts on my latest foundation, Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation. I have only had it since Friday, but as I have used so so many foundations before, I can usually tell after the first couple of uses whether I really like one or not so I thought I would give my humble opinion on it so far.
Well, I have to say that so far I am not at all disappointed! I was persuaded to try this particular base because of the range of shades they do, and I have hardly ever found a colour to really match my pale, pink toned skin. I find that many bases, especially drugstore ones, have more yellow undertones that just do not look right on me and even the lightest shades are too dark, so I was interested to try out Illamasqua, whose shades start from white! I decided to get the next shade up which is 02, an ivory shade with pink undertones. I have to admit, when I first starting applying it, it shocked me a little to see how pale it was since I’m so used to having darker ones! But it turns out that it was actually a perfect match for me, which took a bit of getting used to but I’m really impressed at how it blends so seamlessly with my own skin. The consistency is creamy without being thick, and I only need a small pea-sized amount to cover my face. The foundation it medium buildable to full in my opinion, which is perfect for me as I do love my coverage! The staying power seems to be pretty impressive too, I wore it for around 7/8 hours one day before having to touch it up. I would vaguely compare it to my special favourite, Estee Lauder Double Wear, because the matte finish is similar and the coverage is too. I will definitely carry on using it and so far I am loving it, the only downside is that you get a pretty small bottle which is a bit of a let down when you spend £27 on it!
I am really loving this product so far, have you tried it? xx