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Tuesday 1 April 2014

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in 01 & 03: Swatches & Review

Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in 03 & 01
Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in 01 & 03. Retails for $42US or $51CAN at Sephora but * ordered these from the Illamasqua site to get 03 shade at £27 as Sephora does not carry their two lightest shades 02 (fair pink) and 03 (fair yellow) and now they don't even carry the White 01 anymore. >__>
Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in 01 & 03

ProductSemi-matte build-able coverage liquid foundation. It's almost concealer like but still lighter in texture then a concealer. It leaves a dewy finish to the skin if you don't set it with a powder but also sets on it's own.

I've been using this foundation for 2 years now. ;)


01 pure white is a pure white
03 fair yellow is a fair warm foundation that does lean a touch more orange than yellow.
The shade 03 also look alright but it not a complete match for me. At the time I could not swatch in store to confirm this shade. 4.5 is actually light and less orange the 03 and is a better match for those with fair yellow or olive undertones. ;)

Wear: I got 18 hours in one day during the humidity without fading. It's stick really well.

Packaging: A simple squeeze tube packaging.

This is a denser foundation formula then FACEatelier Ultra Foundation. But the FACEatelier Ultra Foundation is slightly more skin like in finish (I honestly still have yet to try a foundation like it that looks like your skin when your done. ;) ).

The MAC Pro Longwear Concealer also has a similar formula but the coverage is not a strong.

Daylight swatch: 01 & 03
Flash Swatch: 01 & 03
Daylight swatch: 03 blended into 01
Flash swatch: 03 blended into 01
Flash: mix of 03 blended into 01 on right side of my face. Have a bad flush day for my face was redder then usual. look at how much was covered!
Coverage was good. It took out my redness, unevenness and any blemishes I had. My freckles are also GONE on my right side as well.
A mix of 01 and 03 on my face if you look up close my face look warmer in this studio shot.

Love it! It has the coverage I'm looking for in a Liquid form and has a built-in primer for longevity. Also, has a 2-year shelf life unless something goes awry.

I know this is an expensive foundation but if you need to coverage I have not found anything like this yet with a natural texture.

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