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Hey Guys,

I hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend!

So I am very excited about the Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation. It was originally released last summer, however it was not available in the US. Just recently Sephora started carrying this foundation and I had to try it. Since last year I have heard such wonderful things about this foundation. It was inspired by the Asian BB creams and is described to be a very natural skin-perfecting foundation. Unlike BB creams this foundation does not contain SPF. However, it does primes, help control oils as well as hydrates your skin.

This foundation comes in variety of shades, so I am sure everyone will be able to find a match in this foundation. I choose number 17, which turned out to be a great match for me. The texture of this foundation is very smooth and creamy. When you are applying this foundation it goes on very creamy, however it is also extremely light-weight and blends out beautifully. I use a buffing brush to apply this foundation. You only need about a pea size amount to get full coverage. Just like the rich liquid foundation this one is also very pigmented. When I wear this foundation it covers so well that I don’t need concealer at all.

The finish of this foundation is not dewy or matte, it is described as a skin-match finish. I would describe it as a very natural satin looking finish.

I have very oily skin and this foundation has been working amazingly well for me. I have worn it without needing to touch up for 12 hours and it stayed in place perfectly. Due to my oily skin I did wear this foundation with a primer. However, I have also tested it out without a primer and it still held up pretty well. Even though this has worked well on my oily skin, it is also a very hydrating formula. I would recommend this foundation for all skin types.
This foundation also has a nice fragrance. It smells very sweet, like a caramel scent. Once the foundation sets on your skin the scent goes away, it does not linger.

This foundation retails for $42 at Sephora.

Overall, I am loving this foundation. I am very happy with my purchase and I am glad it’s now available in the US.  This foundation provides a very natural, long-lasting coverage; which is everything I look for in a foundation.

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