IIllamasqua Skin Base Foundation Review

Hayya Lovelies, today i'm doing a review on Illamasqua skin base. This foundation is the newest one from Illamasqua and its also the most expensive being £27 per 30ml. 

I bought this foundation after many recommendations from other makeup artists and bloggers. 

Illamasqua say | "Inspired by the cult Asian market Beauty Balm creams, Skin Base Foundation is a brand new, refined formula unlike anything on the UK market. Easily blendable, it effortlessly creates a perfect complexion, and like the entire Illamasqua foundation range, is undetectable in a professional HD environment. Suitable for all skin types, it smoothes, softens and conditions your skin whilst providing natural, buildable coverage."

There is many shades of this foundation so there will be something for everyone. 18 shades all together, some have pink undertones some yellow and some natural.  
If you need to pick a shade I would recommend going into a store and get matched as the swatches online are not too good. but there is a comparison chart of other makes of foundation to this foundation. 

what I love
I love that this foundation is grate for all skin types from dry to oily, If you have really dry skin I would really recommend exfoliating your skin and using a strong moisturizer as this foundation will cling to exema and dry skin. I love that there is many shades of this foundation so there is somthing for everything. I love the bottle for east sweezing so its so easy to get the product out. 
It's so nicely applied with a flat foundation brush and a buffing brush such as the ones from real techniques. the coverage is grate, its a medium coverage but can be buildable. I also really love the smell of this foundation, its a vanilla sent.

The not to good
It's not very easy to find as there is not very many stores or counters in the uk or any were in the world. The price is quite high but not as high as somthing like nars sheer glow or laura mercer silk cream. I dont mind paying the price even if I didn't get 40% of this foundation. 

This foundation looks grate on the skin and in photography. 

Illamasqua is a UK brand so that is grate and if you are a makeup artist you can apply for pro discount. 

this foundation is available on illamasqua web sight. 


  1. Really want to try this foundation so much for my pale skin. Wish there were more counters in the UK so I could trial it first.

    Becky xx


    1. It is a wonderful foundation. if you are ever neer a counter defo go in and try it

  2. This looks awesome on you Elysa! It looks really natural, but really pretty in the photo, too.

    xo, aly

  3. Beautiful skin! I headed over to the illamsqua counter in selfridges which I drooled over many a product
    www.hannahroyall.blogspot.com xx

    1. ohh hope you get skin base as its amazing. x