Wednesday, 18 July 2012
Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation - 01 - Review
We all have that foundation or two that are lurking in our makeup collection which we love the formula of but the colour is too dark and not flattering at all. I have tried many over time and have quite a few which were a waste of money as I couldnt wear them without looking orange like an Oompa Loompa!
So, I decided to invest in the Illamasqua Skin Base in the lightest White shade, 01 and all my problems were solved! :)
This foundation is perfect for a makeup artist, allowing you to custom blend a variety of shades without carrying several bulky foundation bottles.
Illamasqua Skin Base is raved about in the makeup world for its formula and smooth consistency, this is no different.
It glides on and provides a medium-full coverage which is also a dream to blend into the skin.
The No. 01 shade is a pure white with no yellow, pink or beige tones. This means its perfect for mixing with another pigmented foundation without changing the base color tone of the foundation. This is normally the problem when trying to mix two different foundation together to get that true match.
A little goes a long way. Using a tiny drop of this mixed with your foundation which is a little darker than it should be, is enough to make the color perfect. Its easy to use too much in the beginning but you soon get the hang of it about how little you actually need.
The superior formula of the Illamasqua Skin Base means that it only enhances the formula of the foundation being lightened. It works with all the foundations I own, about 10-12 different brands and has blended well with all.
This is a great buy and allows me to try foundations where an exact color match for me is not available, which is very common in the limited shade range drugstore foundations have to over. Its also great to slightly dilute the extreme base tones some foundations may have to reduce the cast they may leave on the face.
Illamasqua Skin Base can be found in Debenhams stores and online at the Illamasqua website and costs £25 in the UK.
~ Shez ~