Illamasqua • Rich Liquid foundation • Liquid
|Would buy this product again.||65%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Other
I ordered this foundation as wanted to try out for ages. Recommendation of equivalent to nc37 was number 233. When u received the colour isn't as yellow as the mac and can look a bit orange on my skin so I'll need to tan up again. The coverage is amazing tho and my skin looked flawless. It did oxidise slightly on my skin and went patchy on my forehead but I think that's because I applied too much skin oil and moisturiser. I would def buy again but try a slightly lighter shade next time :) I apply over primer with a sigma f60 brush and stipple on then I use my sponge to press into the skin. No go for girls who like light coverage although mix with a tinted moisturiser for less cover x
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
im shocked by so many negative reviews yes its very dry and matte but dont you use moisturiser? i love this i done a lot or research and on a trip away decided to approach the counter its very full coverage... like iv said in other reviews im not a MUA im just a normal girl who wants a good damn covering foundation, and this ticks all the boxes it stays doesnt go anywhere i found it hard matching the colours i have estee lauder and this is cheaper than that by at least 10 pounds... and this is better i nearly bought the skin base foundation but after reading reviews im glad i didnt... illamasqua deserves more than a score of 3.6 just stop whinging and put a bit more moisturiser on
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
:::NOTE::: If you have BLEMISHED skin or DRY skin patches, I would NOT recommend this foundation. This foundation is very dry in texture and it clings to blemishes and patches of dry skin, accentuating the imperfections. This foundation is GREAT for those who have a lot of discoloration on their skin,but no other major skin issues.
I have Combination skin(that is acne prone), with occasional dry patches on my cheeks or around my mouth and a few pimples once in a while.
I used to use this foundation every day for about 2 years straight.
I would basically make my own tinted moisturizer with it. I would put a couple of pumps of moisturizer and add a bit of this foundation according to how much coverage I wanted that day.
Needless to say, this foundation is super full coverage on its own----like theatrical makeup full coverage. Sometimes I would use it as a concealer because it's that full coverage.
The packaging is OKAY....not the best, not the worst. Once the product, starts running low on foundation, it becomes hard to take the foundation out. However, in the past I have cut the tube in half and have gotten many more uses out of this product.
This is an expensive foundation,but it does last a while considering you don't need to use a lot of it. Plus it has a pretty good color selection and it does NOT break me out. And I have repurchased this foundation numerous times.
The reason I no longer reach for this foundation is because on its own(without moisturizer) it can look cakey or mask like and you need to really work on buffing this foundation into your skin to make it look good. Also, I have some peach fuzz and this accentuates those baby hairs on my face.
Overall, this is the first foundation that I fell in love with. And if you can make it work, this does look gorgeous on the skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
I was so disappointed with this foundation. I couldn't get it to work for me. When I put it on it just looked like a mask and clinged to any dry patches. I'll admit this may be my fault as I may be applying it wrong. I tried with my beauty blender and with fingers, no joy.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I really love his foundation because coverage is amazing and gives you an air brushed look. However it is a really think cream an texture and is quite annoying and difficult to apply to the face. That's only thing I really have to complain about. I got it at a great deal because it was on sale!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
I love this foundations full coverage and pale white shades but its VERY drying. It looks extremely cakey on its own, i have to mix it with Macs studio sculpt foundation & a moisturizing BB cream to make it wearable.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I have been using Estée L Double Wear fresco mixed with shell for the past fifteen years. They have changed the colours and formulation so I am in the market for a new foundation. I like medium to full coverage in paler colours with pink undertones. The lady at Illamasqua gave me 120. Colour seemed fine. I can't express how disappointed I am with this foundation! Yes, it's very highly pigmented and extremely full coverage but it has no staying power. My skin is fair, freckly, pinkish and combination. I've never loved the tone of my skin but its in very good condition. I applied it after moisturiser and primer as I would with any foundation. I didn't find it difficult to blend and liked the effect initially. However, after one hour, yes one hour! the product was breaking down on my skin, becoming patchy and oxidising. It fell into all of the fine lines around my eyes and mouth and looked horrendous on my nose. As disappointed as I am with EL for messing with double wear it still out performs this by a million percent. Just remember that full coverage doesn't necessarily mean it is durable. This certainly is not.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I've been looking for a heavy coverage foundation for a little while now, and that's definitely what I got with this. On the first use, I fell in love. My skin had never looked so perfect! I haven't experienced any of the application issues mentioned here (drying out too quickly, difficulty in blending) - I use a tiny amount of product and apply with a brush and it works just fine. Before this I used MAC Studio Fix, but I need MUCH MUCH less of this product, so while it's about the same price I expect it to last a lot longer. I bought this online, which I've never done before with foundation, so I was a little worried about the colour. I'm NW15 and bought 120 in this. I think it might be a little lighter than NW15, but luckily my face is a little darker than my neck anyway so when I wear this it actually matches the rest of my skin.
By the end of the day this does start to wear off, especially on the oilier parts of my skin, but it's got much more staying power than my old Studio Fix. The other thing is, if you've got any dry or flaky parts it will make them more noticeable, but I find if I just remember to exfoliate regularly that problem is kept at bay. I use it every day (I have blotchy skin which I'm self-conscious about and this just covers it so perfectly) and haven't had any break-outs or anything so far. All in all I'm super happy with this foundation.
EDIT: Not sure why, but this has started to wear off more quickly. I have a bad habit of touching my face so that could explain it. Also I've worked out that on hot days it doesn't cope too well, which I'm really sad about because I really want to love it completely. I will keep using it and just touching up over the day, though I had hoped I wouldn't have to do that. Still prefer it to Studio Fix.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This is a very thick foundation - they say to only use it when you're going out to a party or on a special occasion. I gives a very good coverage, you definitely don't need to put concealer on as well. The only thing I find with this foundation is that there is quite a big difference between the shades. I bought shade 115 but that was too light, so I asked for the one the next darkest shade, and that made me look too dark; there was quite an obvious difference between my face and my neck. I don't suffer from acne but I do get a few spots quite often, so this foundation was very good for me because it gives you a very thick coverage. As long as you take it off every night, your skin won't suffer. It will last you a good 6 months as you don't need to use that much of it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Fantastic foundation. I bought the colour 200 and did not need to put a concealer underneath. I suffer with rosacea and broken capillaries my face is so sensitive that even when I touch it, it can hurt. This goes on smooth with full coverage causes no break-outs, my skin loves it. Highly recommend this foundation if you are unfortunate enough to have problems with your skin like me. The coverage is full and flawless. Would give it a 10/10 if I could. My skin colour is light medium with redness. Give it a go, some people may find this a bit too thick, but it spreads easily and lasts all day.