Holy oily! this made me look like a greasy mess within 30 minutes after application. Not for oily skin. Would look best on dry skin. Gave it two lippies because shade selection is good.
After reading a lot of good reviews on this product, I was really excited to try it. On applying with a kabuki brush for the first time I thought it was living up to all the hype. It feels light on the skin, blends evenly and covers imperfections without looking mask-like. However, after a short 4 hour shift at work, I came home to see the foundation gathered around my nose, creasing into fine lines under my eyes and sitting in my pores, making them look huge! I have persevered for a month with it now and its just getting worse. If I have a dry skin day, it sits on top of the skin and accentuates the issue. I am left with oily patches on my nose and chin after only a short amount of time. Its really disappointing because the colour range is fantastic and matches my very pale skin perfectly. To top it off the bottle looks very cheap, it is hard to dispense the product from and all the writing on the back rubbed off the first time I squeezed it! Will not be repurchasing!
I got the white foundation as most foundations are too dark for me. It allows me to wear my beloved Mac SSF with just a tiny drop added to each amound I apply. It mixes well and I havent had any troubles with it in any foundation that I mixed it into. A tad expensive for such cheap packaging though.
Really good color for my light-medium olive skintone but I have oily/combination skin and after 1 hour of wearing this foundation my face looks really really oily good for picture but not really good in real life which I think is more important anyway I will still wear this for special occasion
Managed to get this on sale at the Illamasqua counter at MYER after all the product rave on Youtube. Was matched to Shade 3.5 (New shade) which was perfect for my skin, tried it on at home and found the consistency too thick and difficult to work with initially...However, after trying it on with my hands and using a buffing brush to really work it into the skin, got a really nice medium coverage and dewy finish. Love it!
As someone who is very very pale, no matter what foundation I try it is always a little too dark or orange on me so this white foundation was perfect I mix a little in with my foundation and get the perfect shade, I also use it as a highlighter when contouring and it dosen't make me appear washed out because it can go on sheer and still looks like my skin, my only problem with this product is it drys in to quick so you don't have a lot of time to work with it, I will definatly be repurchasing and would highly reccomend it, it hasn't dryed out my skin, it dosn't emphasise my dry patches either, I do think it is fairly expensive but I feel a little goes a long way.
the reason I only gave 4 lippys and not 5 is because of it drying a little quicker than I would like apart from that I love this foundation
Bought this after i got my makeup done by the Illamasqua team. Loved the look of it on my skin. I just wish i had've bought the primer to go with it, as i probably wont achieve the same look by doing it myself.
Medium buildable coverage, best to start off with less in your hand as you cannot put back what you don't use in the bottle.
Hi Peeps, not sure about this foundation, it seems very thick, but does seem light once on the face, but it seems to make the pores look big (no one wants that!). I may not have mastered the art of applying it, I assume you would need a tiny amount, as I put a little, and it looked clumpy after a few hours and my skin was perfectly moisturized and primed.. I will stick to Double Wear Light as my HD for the moment... This Illamasqua is also made in Thailand... which concerns me. Never quite know what is in it - not being awful (dont hate me for that comment), but regulations just not as tight as a lot of other places.
Used this a hand full of times, the first time I used this I loved the coverage, very full coverage.. SO yes.. MASK like coverage, and i applied it with a stippling brush. didn't make my skin look like skin, it looked like a 2 layers of powder type foundation on me when i only squirted out one Z shape.. i bought this online and blindly choosing the color 6 and basing it off the reviews i read. since its supposed to come off lighter than usual.
the packaging sucks. hate it! NOT unique just horrible.. unappealing to the eye! i passed by it over 10x and still didn't know till i received it in the mail.. NOW onto the NITTY GRITTY: this made MY PORES LOOK HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Illamasqua is fast achieving cult status on the London beauty scene. There has been so much hype around the Skinbase Foundation that I was convinced it could be my HG. I was seriously excited to try it out. The formula is inspired by Asian Beauty Balm creams and promises to create the 'perfect complexion' whilst feeling totally natural. There are 18 shades with a variety of undertones to choose from.
(For reference I am usually NC20 in Mac. I have normal skin.)
I went into Illamasqua's flagship store on Beak St, London to get colour-matched by a MUA. She matched me as a 3, the shade with the lightest yellow undertone. I was surprised to be matched with such a light colour but my skin looked good in the store so I decided to buy it. A bit fickle of me in hindsight...
- Extensive colour range
- Full coverage (could pass as a foundation-concealer)
- I was matched with the wrong colour. Shade 3 is a very ashy yellow and made me look unhealthy and grey and photographs terribly.
- Although the foundation feels good on the skin, the formula is very thick and difficult to blend to an even finish. It feels like a mask.
- It sits terribly in the hairline and accentuates pores and the smallest of dry patches.
- The plastic bottle looks pretty but is impractical. There is no way to control how much product is dispensed and it becomes more difficult to squeeze out as it is used up.
Overall, this is one of the worst foundations I have ever purchased. It was a complete waste of money.