Beautiful for HD and any or every application
When David Horne sent me this foundation to test out I was so excited to see something new that a friend had helped to design but I was pretty set on what I was carrying in my kit...enter Illamasqua Skin Base and que up the romantic music because it was love at first sight. This new must have kit essential is my go to when I need skin that needs a product that is easy to bland and gives me a perfect complexion every time. The colors are rich and deep and have the nuances of skin and the camera loves the,. Definitely worth a look.
Light, water resistant but a bit difficult to get out of its packaging
Apart from my Mac studp fix fluid this is the only foundation which I will always repurchase without a fuss. It feels very lights on my skin and matches my skin tone almost perfectly. The only issue I have is that it can be a little bit difficult to squeeze out the foundation from its packaging. I have resulted to using my teeth to help squeeze the last few drops of foundation out when I haven't got the time to get a new bottle
Matte Medium Coverage Foundation with Great Colour Choice
There was a lot of buzz around these Illamasqua Skin Base's so I bought a few in the range. For shoots they are really great as they have no SPF and work wonderfully under studio lights, however for day to day wear the product does not last on the skin for more than a couple of hours and it is quite dry.
All in all a great product for makeup artist - the colours are easy to blend and mix. But for a customer/client I probably wouldn't choose to use this over other foundations.
Hydrating and matches my skin tone but packaging is HORRIBLE
My new addiction! I've been using MUF in 123 but noticed it was starting to make me look dull. I switched to Illamasqua sb 8.5 and it leave me looking more hydrated. Matches my skin tone very well. Only problem I have is the packaging, it's so damn hard to squeeze out the liquid. I feel that once I start reaching the end of this bottle I might have to cut it open to get everything that's left of the foundation.
holy grail foundation by far
for the longest time mufe hd has been my absolute fav holy grail cannot live without foundation. till this baby came by. it is a hair better... just ever so slightly more natural looking and skin-like. and just that tad more coverage it gives. very very water resistant. i wore this in direct sunlight for 2 hrs straight at 30 degrees heat and was riding a horse sweating all over and it stayed INTACT. i cant love this more <3
My HG Foundation
Before skin base I was a cream foundation lover, I still am. Skin base foundation offered me what cream foundations did, amazing coverage. But unlike cream foundation this puppy is liquid. For some the price might be high, but for me, it's super cheap! To be honest! You need a small amount to cover your entire face! The product lasts forever! This foundations offer a second skin finish. It looks so natural you won't even believe it. It has all the glory a cream foundation has but in a easier and faster way.
An absolute MUST HAVE (or at least must try)
best foundation i have ever tried
i cant say much more than try it out for yourself it looks stunning lasts all day and leaves a stunning duey ness to the skin but if you have oily skin you can set it with powder and the radiance still shows through
My last high end foundation was The mac studio sculpt SPF 15. I loved it for a good while , but then I noticed it made me feel like I was constantly sweating, and no matter how much powder I applied, it always felt a tad clammy. So when me and my friend leila v ( check out her channel, and her comment below) went to selfridges , we felt the need to try this foundation. As we both suffer from eczema we needed a good foundation that wouldn't aggravate our skin. What a good choice, I love this foundation! It blends to give you complete coverage, but it looks and feels like your own skin. It gives a finish that varies between matte and dewy, so your skin has that perfect glow, and you only need to apply a small amount ! Love love love!
Your Every Day Foundation
When looking for the perfect foundation, what qualities are we looking for? Good coverage, even skintone, lightweight application, dewy/matt or satin smooth complexions. regardless of the finish you hope to achieve through your foundation, it is almost guaranteed there is a product in the market that is capable of meeting your needs.
In this past year, I have made an amazing product discovery that has fastly become a revelation within the Make-up and Beauty industry...
On the 23rd of June 2011, Skin Base Foundation by Illamasqua was released into the market and has revolutionised the way we look at our Make-up. Skin Base was the first Beauty Balm and Foundation combination available on the market and really lives up to the expectations of it's name. Suitable for all skin types; it acts as a skin primer, a concealer and a foundation all in one. With it's easy blendable formula; Skin Base glides onto the skin covering all pigmentation, imperfections and tired/sallow looking complexions. Finally, Skin Base provides you with both a Natural and HD coverage with it's Buildable formula and leaves skin feeling radiant and fresh, for Matt coverage also try Illamasqua powder foundation: http://tinyurl.com/7b4hnh9
With all the great benefits of this product and the price being a mere £25 in the UK market, I can proudly say that this Product is my every day foundation.... will it be yours?
I was desperate to try an Illamasqua foundation after a makeup artist I work with raved about hers and suggested I give it a go. A lovely lady behind the Illamasqua counter at Sellfriges was nice enough to spend time with me to go through a series of swatches, after a lengthy consultation on my ezcma, occassional breakouts, and difficulty in choosing the correct colour. Its the first time ive actually purchased a non-high street branded foundation, and Im so glad I did! The foundation is amazingly easy to blend, immaculately colour matched, and very light on the skin. One of my biggest pet hate is foundations either sliding, or becomming chalky over time, this foundation does neither. There is no 'fake' appearance either, a small amount is all that is required for a natural yet flawless dewy look. It does not aggrevate my eczma either! I tend to mix it with the Satin Primer for a more natural look, or over the Satin Primer for a more fixed coverage. Definately an Illamasqua convertee <3