Here is a quick pictorial review of the Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation in 6.5…I ordered this from Sephora last month, sight unseen, and did my best to color match based on other swatches I found online. After trying it out for a FOTD (found HERE), I used it again a few nights later, thinking it was indeed the right match. Intended to mimic the skin’s natural finish and provide natural, buildable coverage, this foundation sounds like a dream come true. However, it was a just a mediocre experience for me in the long run…
I really liked the packaging that the foundation comes in…sturdy, squeezable, with a nozzle tip to carefully dispense the product…this tube is light and trouble-free to tote in your makeup bag. The only downside I could envision would be managing to get every last drop of the product as it nears the end.
|Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation 6.5 swatched lightly and blended, then heavily in direct sunlight.|
|Skin Base 6.5 on the face…I found that this photographs considerably lighter than it look in person. This was the chief reason why I couldn’t keep it!|
Bottom Line: I wanted to like the Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation but the fact that it photographs so “white”and has a slightly chalky finish dissuaded me from keeping it…it is not earning a spot in my foundation team!