Sunday, 30 September 2012

Illamasqua | Skin base foundation.

Hey, remember me?
Well i'm ever so sorry i haven't been around recently, but i'm going to try my hardest to post more now i'm into the swing of college, after this post will be a sort of update and college post, so keep your eyes open :)

Anyway, today i have a bit of a review for you. As you may or may not know, my make-up kit for college is by illamasqua as they are sponsoring our college. We have 4 foundations which are the 'skin base' foundations.

Illamasqua says '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.'

Above are 3 of the colours that i have, SB 08, SB 01 and SB 11. Firstly i really like the packaging, i think it looks really smart, sleek and professional. However i will say i am a bit wary as with it being a squeezy tube i have a feeling that not all of the product will be useable because the tube is quite solid.

Above is the shade SB 01. This product really is quite unique. With all Illamasqua products, they can be mixed to make different colours. For example, if a shade of foundation is too dark, it can be mixed with this to make it lighter. I was surprised at first because i was expecting it to blend in clear, but to my surprise it blends white. This would be amazing if you wanted to do a geisha look.

Here you can see what it looks like when you start to blend it in, it looks a bit like paint or tipex so you can see why i was a bit miffed.

And here is it blended into the skin. As you can see it deffinately isn't as harsh when it's blended in and it does give the 'porcelin' complexion.

Above are also examples of the shade SB 08, so once again you can see that it really does give a lovely finish. When it's on the skin it isn't cakey either, it just blends into a nice finish and it doesn't really feel like you've got anything on. I would highly reccomend these foundations, but deffinately try first as the £27 pound price tag is a bit steep in my opinion, but i suppose you get what you pay for.

Hope you all enjoy this post.
Love Louisa


  1. Ooh yay glad youre back :)
    I've been wanting to try this for ages, seen lots of good reviews so I may have to try and get a sample or something :)
    Lovely post xx

  2. Welcome back! :D I have such pale skin so it's hard for me to find the right foundation but the SB 01 looks perfect :D I'll defiantly be trying that. Hope you're enjoying college!

    Just Smile.