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Illamasqua Skin Base foundation

Average Rating 3.7/5
63% would buy again
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Review by slippingbeauty

rated 4 of 5 top reviewer on 11/15/2012 3:06:00 AM More reviews by slippingbeauty

Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue

I think I will break this down in to pros and cons since this product does a lot of things well, but doesn't necessarily meet expectations in other areas. Pros: -a TON of shades, especially very light shades -has a nice feel on the skin -creamy texture -did not cause breakouts -a little bit goes a long way -amazing coverage and finish (like perfect porcelain doll skin) -mixes nicely with other products -easy to apply with a brush or with your fingers. I personally didn't like using a sponge for it all that much, but YMMV. Neutral: -it smells like Creamsicles (orange & cream) -for me, the tube is VERY hard to squeeze (I have a lot of problems with my joints and the plastic on the tube is a little more rigid than I would like. The package is really pretty, however, fitting in with Illamasqua's sleek yet luxurious packaging theme.) -not all shades are available in the US. I use 2 and 3, and they're only available on Illamasqua's site. Cons: -does not really wear well unless you use a lot of powder, setting spray, etc. Even then you're lucky to get 10 hours out of it. This is NOT a performance foundation for combo or oily skin. I think that it probably does last longer on dry skin, but on the best days during the summer it only lasted about 9 hours before it started getting a bit melty. I can't wear this every day because it does not last, but otherwise I do think it is a good product. It looks very nice and it covers the redness and acne that I have very well.

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