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

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