Monday, March 17, 2014
Illmasqua Skin Base Foundation Review
From the Brand:
What it is:
A foundation for creating a natural, skin-match finish.
What it does:
Skin Base Foundation lets you effortlessly create a perfect complexion, and like the entire Illamasqua foundation range, is undetectable in a professional HD environment. Suitable for all skin types, its hydrating formula primes, controls shine, hydrates, and smooths your skin while providing natural, buildable coverage.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Synthetic Dyes
Retails for: $42.00
Where to Buy: Sephora stores and Sephora.com, Illamasqua.com, ASOS.com, Bloomingdales.com
My Thoughts: This is probably one of the best full coverage foundations I've ever had the pleasure of using. It covers just about everything in one quick layer, but it can still be built up if you still need more. Even with my natural bit of redness, one layer was enough to get flawless looking skin that didn't look like I'd caked a ton of foundation on.
If you've ever watched a Pixiwoo video, you'll know they use this foundation all the time. Pixiwoo is out of the UK, so they've got easy access to all the goodies this brand has to offer. I was psyched to find that it's available at Sephora, where I like to shop. If you go to their brand website, you get free shipping internationally with orders over 50 British Pounds, which translates to about $83.22 in American Dollars.
For those of you new to the brand, and since this is the first time I've ever blogged about them, here's a bit of info on them from their About Us page:
Hailed as the most significant make-up launch in over twenty years, independent, British make-up brand Illamasqua brings truly professional make-up to the High street for the first time.
This make-up brand, that empowers people to express their individuality, has been making a scene in London since its launch in November 2008. The product of a heady mix of influences; from its roots in the dark and illicit 1920s Berlin club scene, to a rich heritage in the manufacture of make-up for film and theatre, Illamasqua takes it’s inspiration from members of the ‘alternative scenes’ for whom self-expression is paramount. Champions of creativity and fighting against injustice wherever we go, our highly-pigmented, long lasting products provide consumers and make-up artists alike with the products and inspiration to ensure they can express themselves, whoever they are and whatever look they want to achieve.
After debuting in Selfridges Oxford Street, in the biggest retail space ever awarded to an unknown brand, Illamasqua can now be found in the best retailers in seven territories across the world including the USA, UAE and Australia and South East Asia.
Final Verdict: This product is definitely the first step in a long road of addiction to this brand. I see their blushes and eyeshadows raved about in videos by my UK Youtube Gurus all the time, and the next round of Sephora Makeup Haul shopping I know what I'll be picking up!
Check out my video review and first reaction!