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Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in 12  |  £32.50

"Inspired by the cult Asian market Beauty Balm creams, Skin Base Foundation has a innovative and refined formula. Easily blendable, it effortlessly creates a perfect complexion, and like the entire Illamasqua foundation range, is undetectable in professional HD environment. It smooths, softens and conditions your skin whilst providing natural, buildable coverage."
Mac Face & Body: C5
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Moisturising Edition: Suntan (review click here)
Make Up Forever HD Foundation: 153
After using this on and off throughout the first half of 2015, I can definitely say this is one of my go-to foundations on a daily basis. The ladies at the Selfridges counter were SO friendly during my visit and a long consultation, they matched me to the perfect shade.
The aim for Skin Base is to even out the skin tone, have a great coverage and leave a flawless finish, and it does exactly that. 
It has a medium to buildable coverage and still manages to meet its criteria of still looking like skin. It does a fabulous job of covering my blemishes and acne scars (it does not aggravate my breakouts). It's also very light and moisturising on my combination/dry skin.
Illamasqua released the Skin Base with a huge colour range with a mix of neural, red, yellow and pink undertones. This foundation caters to us medium-dark complexions really well.
The best way to apply this is to press it into the skin with a damp beautyblender leaving a natural, illuminated, semi-matte finish. When applying, I start of with a small pea sized amount dabbed onto my face before going in with my beautyblender. I add more if necessary.

*please note: this foundation can easily be left looking cakey when too much product is used. It is quite pigmented so use sparingly. 
- photographs well (no grey cast)
- perfect everyday base
- medium to buildable coverage
- huge colour range
- long lasting (8am - 8pm) 
- natural, glowy finish 

- price
- people with oily skin may find trouble with this foundation staying on, but when used with a good primer and setting powder there shouldn't be any problems


Laura Mercier Silk Creme Moisturising Photo Edition Foundation (click here)
Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme (click here)


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