Illamasqua Skin Base

Hey all

Today I’m feeling sorry for myself. I’m so hungover after an impromptu pint last night turned into a bit of drinking. Work today wasn’t fun!

For me flawless skin is something I always want and being oily skinned, pale and freckly and having quite spotty skin lately it’s not been easy to achieve. A fair few months back I picked up skin base on a whim. I’d heard good things and wanted to try a new foundation.


At first I didn’t get on with it. I’m used to applying foundation with my expert face brush or buffing brush but couldn’t get on with it. It was just looking streaky and not blending in. I asked on Twitter for advice and was recommended to try a beauty blender. That change it all for me. It gave such a flawless finish!


I picked up the shade 3.5. I did originally buy 4 and have been using it but I find it is a bit to yellow toned on my skin. 3.5 works better on my skin tone. I like that they just shrink wrap them now so you know it’s not been used. It did come in a box and while I do like box make up I do think it’s just a waste.


I like that the applicator is a squeezy tube so that you can control how much comes out, the tube is quite stiff so it’s not easy to over squeeze and waste it.


Here my skin is quite red tones and spotty.


With just foundation all the redness has gone and the spots are well covered. I love the natural finish of skin base. It really does look like skin and flawless. I apply it with a beauty blender type sponge or a traditional foundation brush. It surprises me I like a traditional foundation brush but it really works with this. 


With full make up. I love the way it feels on the skin. It’s not cakey, looks and feels natural and comfortable to wear. It’s also buildable for nights out and photographs really well. Whenever I want flawless skin now I straight away reach for it and have already repurchased it which says a lot for me.


It’s not the cheapest coming in at £27 for 30ml but it does last reasonably well. It’s a firm favourite of mine now. I love the natural finish on it and the way it makes my skin look.

What’s your go to foundation?

Love M



  1. Laura Side Street
    April 8, 2014 / 11:27 am

    I am still looking for the perfect foundation and I love the natural look to this – I am currently using a Body Shop foundation but looking for a new one now – think I may give this a go :)Laura x

  2. Gem
    April 9, 2014 / 4:17 pm

    This looks lovely, I use doublewear to hide my acne but it can be so thick and dry. This looks nice and natural.

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