Review: Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation

I literally couldn’t wait to get home from shopping today to tell you about this product! Now, you know I’m not one for foundations…I love taking care of my skin with my Simple skincare routine, but every now and then (for things like nights out) a bit of foundation doesn’t go amiss. I decided to pay a visit to the Illamasqua counter in Superdrug at Manchester’s Trafford Centre to try out their Skin Base Foundation.

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation

Apologies for using a stock image, all shall be explained! I wasn’t sure about buying the foundation outright  as I felt £25 was a LOT of money, especially at this time of year. So I decided to test it out and see whether it was worth the money before investing.

The make up artist who helped me at the counter – Sophie – was absolutely LOVELY and matched me to Shade 2. I was super happy about this as I hate it when you get plastered with a shade 5 times too dark for you and have to walk around for the rest of your shopping trip looking like you’ve been dabbed with a tea bag.

I initially LOVED the look of the Skin Base – my complexion looked flawless and the finish was beautiful. 5 hours later:

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation

Another apology for the rather scary photo, but just look at my skin! Still looking wonderful after 5 hours of sitting mostly in air conditioned places. Only now, after almost 8 hours, is the Skin Base showing any signs of wear. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!

Yes, it is blooming expensive. Yes, I am going to buy it. I know it might seem a bit mad, but I really believe that if you’re going to do something, you might as well do it properly. And this product truly does it properly!

Have you tried the Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation? What did you think?

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox



  1. December 10, 2011 / 11:26 pm

    your skin looks really flawless.. like a porcelain doll^^

  2. December 10, 2011 / 11:42 pm

    I need to ask for a sample of this foundation, your skin looks flawless and with a beautiful finish x

  3. Kathleen
    December 11, 2011 / 12:12 am

    Which do you like better, that or your GOSH foundation?

  4. December 11, 2011 / 12:26 pm

    Your skin looks amazing, I’m definitely going to consider swapping my usual MAC studio fix fluid for this!

  5. December 13, 2011 / 9:52 pm

    I absolutely love my Skin Base (I’m shade no.2 aswell!), but it’s so pricey I try not to use it too often! And.. wait, what? You have an Illamasqua counter in your local Superdrug? That’s awesome 🙂 xx

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