Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation is an innovative makeup base which offers the bendability and natural finish of a BB cream with the coverage of a liquid foundation.
Undetectable in a professional HD environment, Skin Base Foundation is inspired by the cult Asian Beauty Balms and is a refined formula unlike anything on the UK market. The ultimate skin realism foundation, Skin Base Foundation effortlessly creates a perfect complexion and is suitable for all skin types.
Working to smooth, soften and condition the skin, Skin Base Foundation provides natural, buildable coverage to leave you looking picture perfect and beautifully flawless.
Did you know? Skin Base Foundation is enriched with Vitamins.
01 - White which is ideal as a highlighter
02 - Fair to light skin with pink and yellow undertones. (Similar to MAC NC15)
03 - Light skin with olive and yellow undertones. (Similar to MAC NC20 & NW15)
03.5 - Light to medium skin with pink undertones and a hint of yellow.
04 - Light to medium skin with yellow undertones and a hint of pink. (Similar to MAC NW20)
04.5 - Light to medium skin with olive and yellow undertones.
05 - Medium skin with yellow undertones and a hint of pink. (Similar to MAC NW22)
05.5 - Medium skin with yellow and olive undertones.
06 - Medium skin with yellow undertones and a hint of pink. (Similar to MAC NC25)
06.5 - Medium skin with olive yellow undertones.
07 - Medium skin with pink undertones and a hint of yellow. (Similar to MAC NW25)
07.5 - Medium to tanned skin with olive and yellow undertones.
08 - Medium to tanned skin with pink undertones and a hint of yellow. (Similar to MAC NW30)
08.5 - Medium to tanned skin with olive yellow undertones.
09 - Tanned skin with olive and yellow undertones. (Similar to MAC NC30)
10 - Tanned skin with olive yellow undertones. (Similar to MAC NC35)
10.5 - Tanned skin with yellow undertones and a hint of pink.
11 - Tanned skin with yellow and pink undertones. (Similar to MAC NC37 & NW35)
11.5 - Tanned skin with yellow and deep pink undertones.
12 - Tanned to deep skin with olive and yellow undertones. (Similar to MAC NC40)
13 - Tanned to deep skin with olive and yellow undertones. (Similar to MAC NC43 & NC43.5)
14 - Tanned to deep skin with yellow undertones and a hint of pink. (Similar to MAC NC44, NC44.5, NC45 & NW40)
15 - Deep skin with yellow undertones and a hint of pink. (Similar to MAC NC50 & NW43)
16 - Deep skin with red undertones and a hint of yellow. (Similar to MAC NW40, NW43, BW47, NW48 & NW50)
17 - Deep skin with olive and yellow undertones. (Similar to MAC NC55, NW47, NW48 & N50)
18 - Dark skin with olive yellow undertones. (Similar to MAC NW55)
Holy grail foundation for me. I have VERY oily skin but with this being aqua based but still very good / full coverage a little goes a long way. I've purchased multiple times and yet to find a better foundation
I love this foundation, it lasts ages & you get the best coverage from it. It hides all blemishes, spots & everything. It gives a perfect finish. Deffo worth the money & I also use the lighter shade and put a bit under my eyes to brighten up :)
This foundation is far the best I have ever used. The coverage is great, and it applies the best with makeup sponge, but good results can be achieved with a brush too. All in all I am really glad to have it.
Major cake face! Despite using good primer it settled in my pores and looked terrible by mid day. Also caused redness and pimple like bumps next day. I do have sensitive skin and wanted to love it. I just cant figure out what caused this reaction. I am out $40 which is not as pricey as the YSL brand I used to wear that was sadly discontinued. I have to keep searching for a good replacement as this just was not it.
At first I was really happy with this foundation, it gave a fairly good coverage with a bit of building. However I found it quite oily and it didn't last all day. I have always had pretty good skin (so grateful) but after using this I started breaking out really bad and it has taken my a while to get my smooth skin back. I have changed foundations, but I would still recommend this, just be cautious if you have oily skin and make sure you're doing a good makeup remover/face cleansing routine regularly.
BEST foundation for dry skin (this or makeup forever Ultra HD) feels so light on the skin and gives a perfect finish look. Definitely recommend!
Amazing coverage and perfect tone!!! Good value!
The best foundation I've come across, so far. The shade (03) is quite light, but matched the comparison charts (to NARS) I googled, so it works great for me. The consistency is thick but it blends like a dream with a beautyblender. The coverage is easy to build. What I like most is the luminous finish I get, kind of satin plus And oh dear, it does stay on, all day, with no primer. Sure, I have to powder my t-zone sometime in the afternoon, but there's no running, melting or disappearance of pigment in sight. The bottle is smallish, which doesn't bother me as I hate to throw away makeup when the best-before is gone and since very little of this foundation is needed for medium coverage, the risk for it would be high. Priced at the lower end of expensive, but worth every cent.
Totally dry foundation, face feels like cracking during the day,
The lightest shade works well to mix with other foundations I have bought in a too dark shade. And an extra tiny little drop of it under the eyes gives a brighter face
feels light and thin on the skin but actually shows very good coverage. as long as you set properly and use a good primer (i use the illamasqua hydra veil) you will have flawless skin all day without feeling like a cake face!
I got the shade 02 as I'm a NW15 in MAC but I tend to find it's slightly too dark for my skin so thought I'd try a lighter shade than usual. Bottle was smaller than expecting but nothing to worry about, the fluidity of the foundation means you don't need a lot at all to cover the full face! Really nice coverage for me, I have oily and combination skin, not too cakey and dry but doesn't slip straight off. Would order again!
I have oily skin and I am very satisfied. I apply a primer for oily skin, dilute base by Hydra veill, because I don't need full coverage. I mix two shades (one lighter and one darker - great choice of shades ). I apply it with the foundation brush. And finally, I apply fixing powder. It's very stable, it doesn't oxidize. I am pleased with the service.
It's really small and the shade lighter than in the picture. But it feels good on skin has pretty good coverage.
I have the shades 6.5 and 8.5 for when I'm more tanned and they're both really great foundations for people with warm undertones. the finish is semi matte which i think makes the skin look really natural but flawless which i love. I've had countless compliments on how good my skin looks when i use this foundation but if you do have oily skin like me you will need to touch up after about 4 hours (or at least thats when i notice i need to touch up,everyone is different obvs), especially if you're working or have a full day you will need to touch it up as it isn't matte and naturally dries somewhat dewy. however don't let this put you off buying this foundation if you do have oily skin as i have it and it still makes my skin look great, so this foundation really is great for everyone with different skin types!! plus they offer a wide range of shades so everyone's a winner!
One of the best foundations I've tried! I have oily skin it seems to sit well on my face and very good coverage
Amazing product! Worst bottle!
Best foundation I've used, as I have very pale skin it's very hard for me to find a foundation that matches but this is perfect very light shades for those who are ridiculously pale. The shipping was great came very quick and securely packaged love shopping with beauty bay as they never fail to disappoint :)
Beautiful finish, a bit fuller than medium coverage, almost full coverage. Although the colour was a bit light so ordered another in a darker shade. I would order a darker shade than u think u need. Very glowy!
Its always scary trying a new foundation but I would have to say this one in particular has grown on me. When I first tried it, I was surprised at the thick consistency but it looked very natural once it set and stayed on all day. It is medium/full coverage (I would suggest letting the foundation set before putting a powder on top) I had a few blemishes in the beginning and the foundation seemed to emphasize them but after a week of wearing this everyday for work, my skin was looking so fresh and feels so much healthier. Unfortunately, I got a shade or two lighter than my skin but nothing a little bronzer wouldn't fix! Worth the price in my opinion :)
My daughter used Illamasqua makeup and i must admit it looked absolutely fantastic..her skin looked flawless all day..the skin base kept her face smooth and fresh instead of looking pasted an cracked like some bases can make you look.it evens the skin tone.no dark circles, blotchy patches or pigmentation narks .so its a winner all around..i have used alot of other top brands and i do believe this is the one to stay with me..
does not look to heavy, amazing shade range and nice demi matte finish. Good for combination/oily skin type.