Why This Amazing Foundation is Back in My Routine

A natural looking foundation with good coverage and shades to suit all skin tones. It’s a classic product that never goes out of fashion, at least not in my collection. 


Illamasqua Skin Base in 3.5£33.00

I’ve been using this foundation since 2014 – not the same bottle obviously but it’s drifted in and out of my collection for a solid 4 years and I knew there was a reason I kept on coming back to it! Since NARS went to the dark side and I’ve been without my Sheer Glow this has come back and taken the top spot.

The Skin Base has a natural buildable coverage and I can get a good medium coverage from a small amount of product without it looking cakey or streaky. It blends in easily especially when applied with the Real Techniques Buffing Brush and finished with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. I tend to wear this on top of my Urban Decay Optical Illusions Primer and the two work really nicely together. As the name suggests it gives a very natural finish not overly dewy or mattifying but it still covers any blemishes or redness. Now as someone who loves a bit of glow I have found pairing it with a liquid highlighter mixed in gives that extra bit of shine without looking like a disco ball.

The above photo is completely un-edited and taken with natural light, you can just about see that it has settled into my slight dryness on the nose but for the most part and with a good primer it doesn’t show up any dry patches. One of the things I love the most about this whole range of foundations is the colour range; there are 26 different shades and they’re not all hanging about in the mid tan range there is something for the palest and the deepest tones! I am the shade 3.5 which is a pink based foundation with some yellow perfect for my  normally quite frustrating skin tone.

Have you tried Skin Base?

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