Im always pretty hesitant to try out foundations. With the worlds most sensitive skin, thats also pretty prone to rashes, I usually stick to what I know. My skin tone & texture changes quite a lot too so finding foundations that work for me is tbh, a ball ache.

I've had my eye on a few foundations over the last few months including Charlotte Tilbury Magic Foundation, Dior Star Fluid Foundation and todays topic, Illamasqua Skin Base. All 3 had positive feedback from friends and raving reviews from beauty bloggers, but after walking through Selfridges and having the warmest welcome from the team at Illamasqua - thats where I decided to spend some money.

I find the coverage of Illamasqua Skin Base great, but it doesn't last very well without a primer or a setting powder. For that I use the Nars Pro Prime & Nars Light Reflecting Setting Powder. I often get an oily T-Zone but this combo works great for me. The coverage is wonderful, medium but build-able with a flawless finish. The foundation itself is smooth and lightweight so it blends seamlessly across the skin. I also need to add that I have never found a foundation to match my skin tone as well as this one has. Im not particularly dark, but I am mixed race so my undertone is slightly yellow and I find a lot of foundations (especially drugstore, shade intended) have pink or orange undertones which is a big fat NO from me. On a whole, a lot of foundations just don't match to my skin so having an easy experience with this one was a pleasant surprise. For a day to day, no fuss face this is the foundation I go for! It looks fresh, dewy & natural - perfect!

Illamasqua Skin Base (SB 13) £32.50



  1. I need to try this!xx

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  2. Illamasqua are one of my favourite EVER brands, their lip products are second to none!
    I've tried their skinbase and although I like it, I love their rich liquid more - it is very thick though, if you're into full coverage it's worth a go.
    Skinbase looks perfect on you!
    Gillian xx

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  4. Looks great on you! X

  5. ive never tried anything from this brand but glad you found something that works for you :) I saw you on this month's Cosmopolitan :D
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

  6. This is one of my favourite foundations and it looks amazing on you!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty & Fashion Blog


  7. I am here to give testimony of how i got back my husband, we got married for over 9 years and we had two kids. thing were going well with us and we where always happy. until one day my husband started to behave in a way i could not understand, i was very confused by the way he treated me and the kids. later that month he did not come back home again and he called me that he want a divorce, i asked him what have i done wrong to deserve this from him, all he was saying is that he want a divorce that he hate me and do not want to see me again in his life, i was mad and also frustrated do not know what to do,i was sick for more than 2 weeks because of the divorce. i love him so much he was everything to me without him my life is incomplete. i told my sister and she told me to contact a spell caster, i never believe in all this spell casting of a thing. i just want to try if something will come out of it. i contacted traditional spell hospital for the return of my husband to me, they told me that my husband have been taken by another woman, that she cast a spell on him that is why he hate me and also want us to divorce. then they told me that they have to cast a spell on him that will make him return to me and the kids, they casted the spell and after 1 week my husband called me and he told me that i should forgive him, he started to apologize on phone and said that he still live me that he did not know what happen to him that he left me. it was the spell that he casted on him that make him come back to me. my family and i are now happy again. Thank you Dr. Aluta for what you have done for me i would have been nothing today if not for your great spell. i want you my friends who are passing through all this kind of love problem of getting back their husband, wife , or ex boyfriend and girlfriend to contact and you will see that your problem will be solved without any delay. He cast spells for different purposes

  8. This makeup looks perfect on you.. :) another fabulous post


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    (From United State Of America).
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