LESS IS MORE!
I bought this foundation without asking for a tester first (which I guess is never a good thing to do with expensive foundations) but was pretty confident it was going to live up to my expectations, as I had heard so many good things about it from makeup artists and Illamasquas skin base foundation is one of my favourite foundations. I wanted a full coverage, flawless product as I have redness from acne on my chin and quite a few blackheads around my nose. I am quite fair skinned and my skin is fairly oily but not heavily, and I always wear false tan on my neck and face so I purchased the colour RF200. This is a warm toned lighter foundation that matches upto my tanned neck. The first time I applied it, I was amazed at how impressive the coverage was, and it has quite a pleasant smell to it, but during college I looked in the bathroom mirror and got a shock. It looked greasy, patchy and had slipped around my face, exposing the pores on my nose and chin. I was so disappointed and just wanted to go home (yes I am that self concious). I was angry that I had wasted my money on it so I decided to give it another chance, this time applying half the amount I did first time round. It was the best thing I ever did. With this foundation, a little goes a VERY long way, so starting with a thin layer and adding liquid concealer to highlight and lighten areas like under the eyes, chin, etc and setting with a powder gives the product a chance to perform at its optimum result. It stays on all day, and hardly gets greasy (except for a tiny bit of shine in the creases either side of your nose) but applying a little setting powder corrects this.
This is probably now one of my favourite foundations, even though at first it was my enemy.
So basically if you have had the problem of a greasy, cakey face, use half as much as you usually do and it will give you the exact same coverage and look so much nicer. If you have dry skin, this product will probably work better for you, and if you have very oily skin, make sure you start with a THIN layer and carry a powder with you.
I hope you all learn to love this foundation as much as I do xx