Inspired by the cult Asian market Beauty Balm creams, Skin Base Foundation is a brand new, refined formula unlike anything on the UK market. Easily blendable, it effortlessly creates a perfect complexion, and like the entire Illamasqua foundation range, is undetectable in a professional HD environment. Suitable for all skin types, it smoothes, softens and conditions your skin whilst providing natural, buildable coverage.
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Skin Base is the ultimate ‘skin realism’ foundation and provides a medium coverage. For a flawless finish Illamasqua recommends to apply Skin Base with the Foundation Brush or Highlighter Brush for buffing and is versatile enough to apply with your fingers. It also works beautifully as a liquid concealer, highlighter and contour.
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Skin Base for my brides by Leabusby
(Posted on 12/09/2013)
I use to use alot of Mac foundations in my kit then tried the SB & was converted. I do alot of bridal makeup & love how this foundation gives great cover yet without a Cakey thick appearance. Brides always comment how they feel covered yet look natural. Skin Base teamed with a setting powder gives amazing results on camera-exactly whats needed for wedding makeup! Good work illamasqua!
Please take out mineral oil! by Janell
(Posted on 13/08/2013)
For the ones breaking out from this but love the foundation, help me get illamasqua to re formulate it without mineral oil. Mineral oil clogs the pores and prevents the skin from breathing which causes those breakouts! Lets be able to love this again!
lurv! by maz
(Posted on 03/08/2013)
horrible foundation by saraj
(Posted on 30/07/2013)
having heard so good about this foundation, I decided to give it a go and what a mistake... this foundation is the most horrible product I have ever come across. If you got oily or combination skin, I would say stay away from it and the comparison chart is very misleading too. I had high hopes for his foundation, but sadly its very poor quality.
best foundation yet! by jo
(Posted on 21/07/2013)
after trying this in the store I decided to buy it and since then iv always used illamasqua. iv tried so many different brands in the past but it wasn't doing it for me. iv got slightly dry skin and most of the foundations I have been given kept drying up. this stays on all day and gives such a glow to my face. I absolutely love
Purrfect! by Alexa
(Posted on 04/07/2013)
Love, love, love this foundation! lasts all day on my skin (with powder), feels super light weight, colour range is fab! even though I was put off by how small the bottle is, it has actually lasted me about 7 months!
No one can beat this! by SSS
(Posted on 04/07/2013)
Simply the best foundation ever invented!! Nothing can compare and I think it's great value for money as the smallest amount gives you amazing coverage.
hmm by shabzi
(Posted on 30/06/2013)
After using mac for so long i thought i would give this a go. The colour is spot on but the coverage lasts me 2-3 hours and its a patchy mess? Thats including me using a primer and powder. Im finding that im having to top up my foundation every few hours. Not great for a night out!
Best foundation by kelz
(Posted on 29/06/2013)
This is the best foundation out there believe me I have tried. I have oily skin and with matt primer these 2 are life savers. It lasts all day. A little goes a long way so lasts for months.
Very poor value for money by Zippy8374
(Posted on 25/06/2013)
I purchased this foundation in shade SB02, and even though the colour is perfect for my skin tone, the foundation itself is appalling. I can apply it in the morning, head off to work, and by lunchtime my face is a patchy mess where half of the foundation has disappeared. I've tried wearing it with primer, without primer, with setting powder and without, in all manner of combinations but all to no avail, as no matter what I try, this stuff just does not stay on my skin for any longer than 2-3 hours.
I'll be sticking to Estee Lauder Double Wear from now on.
Disappointing by Victoria
(Posted on 23/06/2013)
I've tried Skin Base with or without moisturiser / hydraveil, tried to apply it with different techniques and applicators but it just seems to dry my skin out, particularly down my T-Zone which is quite oily. On my cheeks and around my jaw-line it gives a lovely finish even if it does take me ages to apply. I shall keep trying with it but may just go back to my Estee Lauder Double Wear or Double Wear Light. We'll see.
I Adore Skin Base! by Rena
(Posted on 19/06/2013)
I use the SB3 and it is perfect for my skin colour, doesn't make me look orange or pink, just perfect! I love the feel of it on my skin and even though the tube is relatively small I only need to use a small amount and considering I use it on average 6 days a week that little tube lasts me approximately 6-7 months which makes it very good value for money!
I never use a primer with it and it lasts pretty well all day on my skin and I wouldn't be without it. Just adore this foundation, would like to try it with the Hydra Veil though just to see what the difference would be, but I seriously love this already!
Would definitely recommend it.
Natural skin....by sandy by Sandy
(Posted on 05/06/2013)
Omg love the Skin Base Foundations, everyone has commented that my skin looks as though I not wearing any foundation at all.... My skin has never looked this good. I've recommended it to all my family and friends who now too love this product with the satin primer....
my Favorite Foundation by Athina
(Posted on 24/05/2013)
i love this foundation i have been wearing it for over a year i have very dry sensitive skin,skin base is the only foundation that gives me the results i want and trust me i have tryed many foundations i wear 8 sometimes 8.5 for going out if you want a foundation you can build up to the coverage you want this is the only for you <3
Flawless! by Natalie Rosine
(Posted on 14/04/2013)
I have, up until now, been unable to find a foundation to match my extremely fair, pink undertone skin. Previously the brands I have used, have created either a yellow or vampire-esque finish to my skin.
This foundation is beautiful. Perfect colour, finish and amazing longevity. It is also easy to apply with both a brush and sponge, coverage is buildable but remains light weight on the skin.
I highly recommend this foundation for a flawless and pore minimising effect, that lasts all day - and all night.
Thank you to Alex Box for your advise on which shade I should be wearing also. Excellent product and creator, truly inspiring.
LOVE IT by Amber
(Posted on 13/04/2013)
This foundation is amazing, hardly have to use any and is so easy to apply. It also stays on my skin well which is good considering my oily complexion. I can't get enough of Illamasqua!
Small but Outstanding by Bliss
(Posted on 29/03/2013)
When I 1st opened my package I was like Eww , how Dare they charge me $40 for a sample size !! I actually was so turned off I didn't touch it for about a month ... How foolish of ME !!!! This product is Amazing . I love the way it blends , color match was RIGHT on . Didn't feel heavy , it is just heavenly . The only reason I give it a 4 is becuz the packaging just throws me off . I feel like I have to use as little so I don't run out ... &! I have to squeeze it vs. pump
SB2 on pale combination skin by Sofijalotte
(Posted on 17/03/2013)
I was expecting the shade to be slightly too light for me, but it was spot on. Applied with a stippling brush it sits on my skin nicely, evens it out well and gives it that lovely dewy glow. However, my foundation previous to this was Estée Lauder Double Wear, so i do have to admit i'm disappointed with the staying power of this foundation. Wearing Double Wear, i could go to work for the day, come home, go out on the town all night and only ever have to powder here and there, it really stayed well, but the colour was not pale enough. I found With Skin Base that it goes on perfectly, i'll come home after 6 hours of work and it'll still be on my face well (except my nose, nothing but double wear stays on there), but my face will be very shiny. But after powdering the foundation just seems to break down and smudge - and look pretty horrific! I haven't tried wearing it out yet but i'm not sure i want to risk yet. I am going to invest in the matte primer and see if that help me any. If that doesn't help then this will strictly be a day foundation, or a foundation that i wear for short period of time as it doesn't have the staying power i need for a full night or a long period of time. Bit of a shame considering the colour is perfect and it feels so light and comfortable on the face. I'm next going to try Rich Liquid foundation as they may be more appropriate for longer wearing times.
Worth every penny! by Pamala
(Posted on 26/02/2013)
Spent forever trying to find the perfect match to my light /medium yellow undertoned Asian skin!! I was using MAC NC35 but it was a bit too light, NC37 was a bit too dark. Finally, I've found my match -- illamasqua skin based 7.5!! (i was matched in store and the comparison chart was off...) It looks so natural when applied and lasts all day! You MUST moisturize before application! medium to full coverage, it's definitely buildable and blends perfectly. It does NOT oxidize which I loveeeeeee! Whatever color you put on, is the color it remains! This will be my forever foundation as long as the formula stays the same! Ordered the light & rich formulas to try! Hope they turn out just a wonderful!
skin base by jj
(Posted on 24/02/2013)
Let me start by saying I really want to give this another go. I was colour matched at a counter, and wore this foundation a few times. I found it really difficult to blend onto my skin - I tried with and without a primer, and with different brushes, fingers etc- but it just wasn't as easy or seamless as I had been led to believe. Then the big thing was every time I wore this, someone told me I looked sick, or hungover, or unwell. People never make these comments and they stopped when I stopped wearing this foundation. I believe I was colour matched incorrectly and the shade I had was too light, but I'm hesitant to buy another tube because of the application issues and having an Illamasqua artist get my colour wrong previously.
THE BEST FOUNDATION by Lawson
(Posted on 17/02/2013)
Skin Base has fast replaced all of the go to and favourite foundations in my kit! Without a doubt Skin Base is the best foundation on the market!
Brilliant by Jac jac jacqui
(Posted on 05/02/2013)
I love low to medium coverage and previously used a mac foundation however this is my new staple everyday foundation. I do not need to highlight or contour with this foundation it is glorious and by far the best foundation I've owned. Will be a long time coming before I ever consider changing this foundation.
Love it by Carlotta
(Posted on 31/01/2013)
This foundation is amazing it looks like skin - but better! Very natural yet buildable without looking like you caked up. The trick is to have good moisturized skin as a base. I set it with illamasqua's loose powder & it lasts all day <3 only gripe was that I followed the chart & bought a shade lighter but that's ok. I could work with that ; )
Great color. by Elle
(Posted on 31/01/2013)
The color of this foundation is the only one ever to have come close to my skin tone. However, having primarily been used to Estee Lauder's Double Wear the fact this only lasts a few hours on my skin is ridiculous. I could understand if I had oily skin, but I don't in any way and it just doesn't last. Which is SUCH a shame because I love everything else about it. Estee Lauder don't do one in the right shade for me really so I'm going to have to stick with this (for the color is incredible), but no primer or anything seems to make it stick :(
Amazing ! by Faz
(Posted on 04/01/2013)
I have been looking for a suitable foundation for asian skin for ages.. this is definitely the best match!
Love it by Hanni
(Posted on 25/10/2012)
Fabulous product, it blends and layers up really well. I found that I needed to use a primer under it, but it gives a great final finish and stays fresh looking all day. Brilliant.
Brilliant!!! by Marie
(Posted on 23/10/2012)
Absolutely love this skin base foundation, works perfectly with my skin giving me a flawless matte finish!! will definitely be buying from here again!!