If you’re looking for a foundation with great coverage that will leave your skin looking flawless then look no further. Illamasqua Skin Base foundation does just the job.
I first discovered Skin Base when on a modelling job. The first time a makeup artist used it on my skin, I had to find out what it was. Never had a foundation left my skin looking so flawless. I excitedly purchased my first bottle and so my love affair with Illamasqua makeup began. That was a couple of years ago now and Skin Base has been one of my trusty go to foundations ever since. In fact the price has gone up since I started using it, so it shows it must be popular but still, even the inflation couldn’t deter me from this must have beauty buy!
This is the part where I have to state that Skin Base isn’t my everyday foundation. In fact most days I opt for minimum to no foundation on the skin. Because of this, I can’t claim to know what Skin Base is like on the skin after continual everyday use, as like I said the coverage is very good and therefore it is quite thick so everyday usage might not be the best for the skin, but then again I personally wouldn’t recommend using any foundation every day anyway. I do think this foundation is great for special occasions when you want that flawless look (I personally use it as my night out makeup), and if well blended it can also work well as a cover up over blemishes on the skin.
There are also times when I don’t use Skinbase all over the face but instead mix it with one of my paler concealers to create the perfect tone to then lightly apply around the eyes. I find this creates the perfect concealer for me on days when I want minimal makeup but still want to brighten up the area around my eyes.
My skin type is normal to oily and this foundation sits well on my skin. On days when my skin is feeling slightly dryer, it helps to use a more oily moisturiser before applying this foundation or using a primer first to prep the skin.
How long does it last?
Skin Base has great longevity, both on the skin and in the bottle. Like I said, this is my go to night out foundation and even though I like to party hard, this stuff stays put even after dancing the night away. Also as I don’t use this foundation everyday it lasts me ages so I often have bottles for months at a time and it never seems to dry up or go bag inside the bottle.
What shade do you use?
I use Skin Base shade 12. This is the closest match to my skin, although it is slightly more orange than my skin tone so I do have to be careful when applying it. At the moment I have a tan so for now it suits my skin tone quite perfectly.
How much does it cost?
£32 for 30ml
Where can I buy it?
You can buy it online at Illamasqua online (postage is free to UK customers) or if you go in store to either Selfridges or Debenhams, their makeup artists there can help you find the shade to match your skin tone.
I give this product a huge thumbs up and would definitely recommend it to those who are looking for a good coverage with their foundation.